In the 10th season of the IPL, Rising Pune Supergaints will face Royal Challengers Bangalore on Saturday. Pune’s team, where through this match would like to improve their position in the points table, while the Bangalore team will try to save their credentials.
The Kolkata Knight Riders had stopped the hat-trick of victory for Pune in the match played on April 26, which won consecutive wins in their last two matches against Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians. Rising Pune, with Steve Smith’s captaincy is at fourth place in the table of eight IPL teams, while Bangalore is at seventh position due to poor form .
Both teams will be in front of each other for the second time on Saturday. Earlier, in the match played on April 16, Pune beat Bangalore by 27 runs on their home ground. There have been three matches between Bangalore and Pune so far in the IPL, in which Bangalore teams had won 2 matches last year.
Rising Pune Supergiants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Live Score & Team Details
Match : Rising Pune Supergiants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Vanue : Maharashtra Cricket Association’s International Stadium, Pune
Time : 04:00 PM
At the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in the second match, Pune will go with confidence on the strength of their opening pair Ajinkya Rahane and Rahul Tripani. In the last match against Bangalore, the same pair gave a good start to the Smith team. In the middle order, Pune have experienced batsmen like Smith, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Manoj Tiwary who will definitely play a vital role in building a strong score in front of Bangalore.
If you look towards bowling, then Pune team has fast bowlers like Jaidev Unadkat and Shardul Thakur. Apart from this, there are players like Imran Tahir, Daniel Kristin, Ben Stokes and Washington Sunder .
In this IPL season, there are batsmen like Chris Gayle, Abraham De Villiers, who look weak in Kohli’s challenger. However, the batting of these two players came in the last match against the Gujarat Lions. Apart from this, there are also batsmen like Kedar Jadhav and Pawan Negi in the RCB team.
Among the bowlers of Bangalore are Srinath Arvind, Travis Head, Aniket Choudhury. However, these players have not been able to do anything special. Samuel Badree and Negi have been successful in taking wickets for Kohli’s team.
Rising Pune Supergaints Team: Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Tripathi, Steve Smith (Captain), Faf du Plessis, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Manoj Tiwary, Daniel Kirsten, Washington Sunder, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir and Jaydev Unadkat
Royal Challengers Bangalore Team : Chris Gayle / Travis Head, Virat Kohli (Captain), AB De Villiers, Kedar Jadhav, Mandeep Singh, Pawan Negi, Samuel Badri, Timel Mills / Adam Milne, Sreenath Arvind, Aniket Choudhary and Yuswendra Chahal