Pune: Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) is all geared up to meet Delhi Daredevils (DD) in the ninth encounter of the Indian Premier League season 10 (IPL 10) at the Maharashtra Cricket Association stadium here on Tuesday.
Both had lost their earlier matches and have some serious issues to be dealt with to achieve better results in the razzmatazz tournament.
DD has an inexperienced batting line-up which is already missing its prominent batsman, Quinton de Kock, and is mainly dependent on Sam Billings, Sanju Samson, Carlos Braithwaite and the very talented Rishabh Pant, who played a sensational inning in the last match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
The other batsmen, who can also prove handy on occasions, are Aditya Tare, Karun Nair, Pat Cummins and Chris Morris.
The DD bowling department is studded with bowlers like Zaheer Khan, Chris Morris, Pat Cummins and Amit Mishra, while Shahbaz Nadeem is one of their most precious assets who knows the art of betting breakthrough at crucial times.
Steve Smith is leading RPS aggressively and we can hope for a good match today as well. Smith, as always, is in a great form and is scoring runs at a great strike rate. Opener Ajinkya Rahane has also been directed to take full advantage of the powerplays and he has been good at the business.
All-rounder Ben Stokes and Manoj Tiwary also looked in sublime tough in the previous match against KXIP and they would surely look to extend the good form in this match also. Mayank Agarwal and former skipper MS Dhoni’s form has been a reason of concern for RPS in this tournament.
Sony Pictures network is providing live telecast while hotstar.com and Hotstar mobile application will give live streaming of the Rising Pune Supergiant vs Delhi Daredevils encounter from 8 pm onwards.
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