Rising Pune Supergiant will take on Delhi Daredevils at the at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi today. The Rising Pune Supergiant will look to confirm their berth in the playoffs of IPL 2017 with a win against Delhi Daredevils. RPS will hope to do well in this match and this all will depend on their key player Ben Stokes who is going well with bat and ball. On the other hand, Delhi is out of the race for the final four spot and will play for their pride.
RPS side is in the good form with the bat and they are on winning streak with four continuous wins. They won their last match against defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad who were high on confidence.
Pune’s batting lineup looks good. In this match also they batting will depend on the likes of Rahane, Dhoni, Smith, Stokes. But the main concern for the team is their bowling attack. They lack a good quality bowler in their squad. Their bowling has led them down in both the matches especially their death bowling. They tend to give too many runs in the later phase of the inning. In this match, they need to tighten their bowling attack.
Bowlers have failed to impress except Imran Tahir who has been in superb form. In this match also the bowling attack will depend on Imran Tahir and Ben Stokes.
On the hand, Delhi looked very good with the ball in their first few games as they bowled RCB cheaply but they would be devastated after the loss as their batsman threw their wickets and they lost their first match against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Saturday.
In this match also their batting attack will depend largely on the likes of Pant, Karun Nair, Sanju Samson, Sam Billings, Aditya Tare. The main job of these guys will be to bat well against the Pune bowling attack which is not that good. The bowling attack looks good. They will depend on the likes of Zaheer Khan, Morris, Mishra, Cummins to give them a good performance with the ball.
Both the team look good but the strength of Pune lies in the batting department and on the other hand strength of Delhi lies in their bowling attack. So we could expect a great match between these two sides.
RPS vs DD Match Prediction, IPL 2017:
Rising Pune Supergiant to win the match.
Expected playing XI:
Delhi Daredevils: Sanju Samson, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Marlon Samuels, Corey Anderson, Carlos Brathwaite, Pat Cummins, Shahbaz Nadeem, Amit Mishra, Zaheer Khan (C).
Rising Pune Supergiant: Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Tripathi, Steve Smith (C), Manoj Tiwary, Ben Stokes, MS Dhoni, Dan Christian, Washington Sundar, Adam Zampa, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat.