In the second game of the day, Gujrat Lions (GL) will take on Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) in the match no. 13 of the IPL 2017 at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot on Friday, 14 April. Both the teams are going through the rough patch in the IPL and would love to get on the winning ways. This match will be between the two of the bottom most placed side in the IPL.
Pune side has been suffering from lack of good players that could win the match for them. In their last game were beaten very badly by Delhi Daredevils. It was the poor bowling performance that led the side down in that match. The team conceded more that 200 that became very difficult to chase. On the other hand, things are not looking good for Gujarat fans also.
They have lost both of their games that they have played in the IPL this season. It’s not the loss that has hurt them, the fact that they were outplayed in the both the games will hurt them. In this match, both the side would look dominate each other and get two crucial points.
Rising Pune Supergiant side has won their opening game. After seeing their performance in the opening game, everybody thought that this will be the team to beat in the competition but they have failed miserably to keep up the same performance in the last two games. The thing that has led them to lose both the match is their poor bowling performance. They do not have any quality fast bowlers in their lineup who could ball in death.
In their bowling lineup, only Imran Tahir has impressed. In this match also, the bowling will depend on the likes of Imran Tahir, Dinda, Ben Stokes. On the other hand, batting looks solid but has nor clicked so far in the competition. They have likes of Rahane, Smith, Dhoni, Stokes in the lineup that could destroy any bowling attack.
On the other hand, Gujrat Lions will love to win the match to get some confidence that they can win this competition. The way that they were beaten in their opening game must have hurt them a lot. In this match, they will be joined by two of the best player Jadeja and Bravo. Jadeja will be coming from the rest and would love to continue his brilliant run from the Test series against Austalia. Bravo is also likely to start in the match which will give a good support to their death bowling and end over batting.
GL Vs RPS Match Prediction, IPL 2017:
This match is very crucial for both the side as a win here could change the whole momentum of the team. Gujrat Lions to win this match as per our prediction.