Fixture: Rising Pune Supergiant vs Gujarat Lions, 39th Match
Time/Date: 02:30 PM GMT/ 08:00 PM Local / 1st May 2017
Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Here we will be talking about the possible scenarios of the match that could help the fantasy players such as Dream11 users to make their Dream team and help them win big.
Match and Pitch Condition
Weather: A hot day in Pune but since it’s a night match so weather is expected to be pleasant and no showers are expected during the match.
Pitch condition: First innings score in the last nine IPL matches played on this ground reads as 185, 160, 195, 159, 184, 205, 176, 182 and 157 and the chasing team winning six out of nine times. The pitch is expected to be batting friendly and the team winning the toss would want to field first.
In the last match here, RPS stopped RCB lineup at 96-9 in a chase of 158 runs.
Rising Pune Supergiant:
- Ben Stokes is likely to be back for this clash after missing two matches.
- He will be coming in for either Daniel Christian or Lockie Ferguson.
- Rest of the lineup is expected to be same as in the last match.
- Andrew Tye has been ruled out of the tournament after he dislocated his shoulder while fielding in the last match.
- Gujarat Lions is expected to bring in Dwayne Smith or Jason Roy in place of Andrew Tye. However, Jason Roy is expected to leave the IPL on 1st May for the national duties (As mentioned earlier by ECB) so if he leaves tomorrow before the match then Dwayne Smith is the obvious selection in place of Andrew Tye.
- Rest of the team is expected to remain same they fielded in the last match.
Probable Playing XI: (In the Batting order)
Rising Pune Supergiant: Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Tripathi, Steven Smith(c), MS Dhoni(wk), Manoj Tiwary, Ben Stokes/Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Lockie Ferguson, Shardul Thakur/Deepak Chahar, Jaydev Unadkat, Imran Tahir.
Gujarat Lions: Brendon McCullum, Ishan Kishan, Suresh Raina (c), Aaron Finch, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Dwayne Smith, Ravindra Jadeja, Irfan Pathan/Nathu Singh, James Faulkner, Basil Thampi, Ankit Soni.
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.
Gujarat Lions: Brendon McCullum, Jason Roy, Suresh Raina(c), Dwayne Smith, Dinesh Karthik, Ishan Kishan, James Faulkner, Praveen Kumar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shadab Jakati, Aaron Finch, Nathu Singh, Akshdeep Nath, Pradeep Sangwan, Jaydev Shah, Manpreet Gony, Munaf Patel, Chirag Suri, Basil Thampi, Shubham Agarwal, Tejas Baroka, Pratham Singh, Shelley Shaurya, Ravindra Jadeja, Irfan Pathan, Ankit Soni.