Rising Pune Supergiants vs Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2017:
Steven Smith vs Gautham Gambhir
RPS looks for Fourth consecutive win
RPS after three consecutive wins, they play the next three games at home. The first match at home starts with KKR at the MCA Stadium here on Wednesday.
Now RPS is with more confident as their key players are back into form. Dhoni’s performance against SRH as given relief to the team. While opener’s Ajinkya Rahane and Rahul Tripathi are giving good starts in power play and also middle order is stronger with Steven Smith & Stokes and also in form batsman Manoj Tiwary who already impressed with fire cracking shots at the end of the innings. Top of this RPH looks more confident with some outstanding bowling by Stokes who has given a win for RPH in last match & newcomer Washington sundar.
KKR looks much better side after the last match win on RCB.
KKR although busy with the tight schedule for next four matches away from home is busy with some changes in the side too.
They want last match hero Coulter-Nile to be rested for this match as they want him to be fit for the crucial matches ahead.
KKR is looking to a strong start in the power play, already their experiment with Sunil Narine worked for three matches as Narine became a new definition of pinch hitting along with Gambhir.
KKR with the second spot in the points table with five wins over seven games is looking favorite for the game.