IPL 2017, MATCH 30: Rising Pune Supergiant vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Match starts at 20:00 IST (14:30 GMT)
Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association’s International Stadium, Pune
Umpires: Nigel Llong, Anil Dandekar, Chris Gaffaney, Nitin Pandit
Referee: Andy Pycroft
On a move after three consecutive wins, the resurgent Rising Pune Supergiant will confront an extreme test when they take on two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders in an IPL experience on Wednesday.
Pune squeezed out a three-run victory over Mumbai Indians in an exciting experience, on account of some compelling knocking down some pins by Ben Stokes and Jaydev Unadkat at the passing.
Opener Rahul Tripathi’s batting has likewise supported their battle. The 26-year-old from Maharashtra thought of scores of 31, 59 and 45 in the last three matches.
Former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni too demonstrated his vintage shape with a shining 61 not out against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Knight Riders will be without Nathan Coulter-Nile, who in their last game played bowled Royal Challengers Bangalore out for 49 which is the most minimal total score in IPL history. The 29-year old bowler has not made a trip with the team to Pune, with skipper Gautam Gambhir citing to workload administration as the reason.
Coulter-Nile’s nonappearance implies either Shakib Al Hasan or Trent Boult could come back to the group. Colin de Grandhomme hasn’t terminated with the bat yet his three-wicket pull on Sunday has supported his odds of holding his place.
Possible Playing 11:
Rising Pune Supergiant: 1 Ajinkya Rahane, 2 Rahul Tripathi, 3 Steven Smith (capt), 4 Ben Stokes, 5 MS Dhoni (wk), 6 Manoj Tiwary, 7 Dan Christian, 8 Washington Sundar, 9 Shardul Thakur, 10 Imran Tahir, 11 Jaydev Unadkat.
Kolkata Knight Riders: 1 Gautam Gambhir (capt), 2 Sunil Narine, 3 Robin Uthappa (wk), 4 Manish Pandey, 5 Yusuf Pathan 6 Suryakumar Yadav, 7 Colin de Grandhomme, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 Umesh Yadav, 10 Trent Boult/Shakib Al Hasan, 11 Kuldeep Yadav.
Dream 11 team: 1 R Tripathi, 2A Rahane, 3 S Smith(c), 4 R Uthappa(wk), 5 Ben Stokes, 6 S Narine, 7C Woakes(vc), 8 C De Grandhomme, 9 J Unadkat, 10 I Tahir, 11 U Yadav/K Yadav.