The all-important match of this Friday will be played between the 2 new teams of this season. Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions. Gujrat is at the top and have won 5 out of 6 matches they have played while Pune is struggling with their combination as they have won just 2 out of 6 matches. Match
will be played at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune which is home ground of Pune Supergiants. Match will be played at 7:30 PM Pakistan Standard time.
Starting from the Gujrat Lions who have their first season in this IPL and its going perfect for them. Brendon McCullum and Dwayne Smith are in hot sizzling form at the moment and the way both have thrashed the opposition bowling attack is a magnificent sight to watch. Other batsmen haven’t clicked
the way which is a bit of worry for Gujrat Lions side. Suresh Raina as a captain has done his job quite well but with the bat his inconsistent form is still continue and haven’t done much for the team. Otherbatsmen like Dwayne Bravo and Ravindra Jadeja also didn’t scored much and that can cause problem for Gujrat in further matches. Their bowling is doing well so far. Praveen Kumar and Kulkarni have done extreamly well in the bowling for Gujrat Lions. Dwayne Bravo also has done a very good job and has taken a lot of wickets for his team. As a whole Gujrat Lions side is in a consistent form and if they continue to perform like that in some more matches they surely be in the knockout stages. Now they have to play at Pune where Pune Supergiants will try their level best to win the match at their own home so they have to work on their team and go with a positive attitude in the match.
Coming towards the Pune Supergiants side who after losing 4 consecutive matches finally managed to beat Sunrisers Hyderabad. Bad news for Pune side is that Faf Duplesis also got injured and ruled out of the tournament and now Pune will have to select someone else in place of him. Pune bowling is looking
quite decent and have done a very good job but the way their batsmen are playing is surely a pain in head for MS Dhoni and Pune team management. Their batsmen haven’t performed consistently with the bat and didn’t scored much. Ajinkya Rahane was the only man who scored runs in almost all the match so far but still the others are not helping him much. MS Dhoni as a captain is also not looking very much effective but still he has ability to make a strong comeback and now they have not much let to loose. Usman Khawaja might replace injured Kevin Pietersen but there is still no news about who will replace Faf Duplesis.
Pitch at the Pune stadium will be a bowling wicket but the pitch this time is looking much dry and flat so batsmen can extract a lot from the pitch.