Watch 55th Match of IPL 2017 Rising Pune Supergiant vs Kings XI Punjab Live Streaming, Highlights & Result.
55th Match of IPL 2017: Rising Pune Supergiant vs Kings XI Punjab
The match is scheduled to begin on May 14, 2017. 16:00 local time (10:30 GMT)
Rising Pune Supergiant: SPD Smith*, MA Agarwal, Ankit Sharma, B Aparajith, AK Bains, R Bhatia, DL Chahar, RD Chahar, DT Christian, MS Dhoni, AB Dinda, F du Plessis, LH Ferguson, Jaskaran Singh, UT Khawaja, MR Marsh, AM Rahane, Saurabh Kumar, BA Stokes, M Tandon, MK Tiwary, JD Unadkat, A Zampa
Kings XI Punjab: David Miller, Glenn Maxwell, Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Hashim Amla, Manan Vohra, Akshar Rajesh Patel, Gurkeerat Mann Singh, Anureet Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Shardul Narendra Thakur, Wridhiman Saha, Nikhil Shankar Naik, Mohit Sharma, KC Cariappa, Armaan Jaffer, Pardeep Sahu, Swapnil Singh, Thangarasu Natarajan, Varon Aaron, Rahul Tewatia, Rinku Singh, Eoin Morgan, Matt Henry, Martin Guptil, Daren Sammy.
Kings XI Punjab will be going into this game with a clean bill of health with all their players in good physical condition. The team management is likely to retain the lineup from the last match against the Mumbai Indians. Wriddhiman Saha could open the batting again with Martin Guptill.
Glenn Maxwell is in good form and has scores of 20*, 44 and 47 in his previous three innings. He scored an unbeaten 44 against RPS in the reverse fixture and KXIP will want him to get going again. The allrounder will also have an important role to play with the ball. He has been chipping in with a wicket or two in almost every game now besides being economical. Axar Patel has also done a good job for KXIP with both bat and ball and is another player to watch out for.
Kings XI Punjab are fifth on the IPL 2017 leaderboard with 7 wins and 6 defeats from their 13 league matches. They will be coming into this match after beating the table toppers Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians respectively in their previous two fixtures.
Ben Stokes hit a fifty in Pune’s last game against the KXIP and he will be backed by his team for another big knock come Sunday. Steven Smith and Rahul Tripathi are two other batsmen who have clicked for RPS this IPL. Imran Tahir took two wickets in the reverse fixture and he is likely to trouble KXIP again on this surface. Jaydev Unadkat has also been equally impressive this year and he too will be relied upon heavily when it comes to bowling.
After losing three of their first four league matches, Rising Pune Supergiant have had a complete turnaround of fortunes. They were earlier struggling to break into the top four and are now in with a chance to finish at the top two spots.
Rising Pune Supergiant won the toss and elected to bowl.
Rising Pune Supergiant won by 9 wickets (with 48 balls remaining).
Player of the match: JD Unadkat (Rising Pune Supergiant).
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