- In the last match, Ashok Dinda and Deepak Chahar went for a lot of runs and they could be replaced by Jaydev Unadkat and Shardul Thakur. One change is very likely, Unadkat will come in for Deepak Chahar.
All players of both teams are available for selection.
- If Stoinis gets a chance to play, there is a possibility that he could open the inning. So he could be a key player.
- Hashim Amla was in ominous touch in the practice matches. So expect him to go big on a flat pitch.
- Steven Smith is another key player and a top contender for the captain of fantasy teams.
My top contenders for captain and vice captain are:
Steven Smith, Hashim Amla, David Miller, Ben Stokes.
My Dream11 pick
Rising Pune Supergiants: Ajinkya Rahane, Mayank Agarwal, Faf du Plessis, Steven Smith(c), MS Dhoni, Ben Stokes, Rajat Bhatia, Ashok Dinda, Adam Zampa, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Manoj Tiwary, Baba Aparajith, Ankush Bains, Ankit Sharma, Ishwar Pandey, Jaskaran Singh, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Usman Khwaja, Rahul Chahar, Daniel Christian, Lockie Ferguson, Saurabh Kumar, Milind Tandon, Rahul Tripathi, Washington Sundar.
Kings XI Punjab: Martin Guptill, Glenn Maxwell(c), Wriddhiman Saha, Eoin Morgan, Manan Vohra, Marcus Stoinis, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Axar Patel, Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Hashim Amla, David Miller, Anureet Singh, Ishant Sharma, Shaun Marsh, Nikhil Naik, KC Cariappa, Armaan Jaffer, Pradeep Sahu, Swapnil Singh, Varun Aaron, Matt Henry, Darren Sammy, Rahul Tewatia, Rinku Singh.