Rising Pune Supergiants vs Kolkata Knight Riders:
Here we are for the second super match of the Sunday that will be played between Rising Pune Supergiants and Kolkata Knight Riders. Pune who has lost 3 consecutive matches and is at the bottom of the table while Kolkata who has won 3 out of 4 and they are at the top of the table. This clash will be played at home ground of Pune, Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune. Match will be live on your screens at 7:30 PM Pakistan Standard time.
Starting from the hosts Rising Pune Supergiants but then their misery started as they lost 3 consecutive matches and now they are at the bottom of the points table. Pune no doubt has some really good players but all of them are struggling with their form. Pune Captain MS Dhoni who is considered as one of the best captain in the world is struggling to find the right combination. He is not using the bowlers which deserves to be in side. He is using Ishant Sharma who is continuously conceding a lot of runs in his matches but dropped Irfan Pathan who just bowled one over in the previous match. So it’s also time for Dhoni let her ego go and use his best possible options. As a whole Kevin Pietersen is injured and Steven Smith form is horrible in this season he is continuously struggling with his form and that is causing a lot of damage to the team. Ajinkya Rahane and Faf Du Plessis are somehow scoring runs but not at such healthy strike rate which Pune requires. Their bowlers are also looking quite rough as they have conceded a lot of runs in the last match and also couldn’t defend decent totals in the previous matches so now MS Dhoni have to rethink about his strategy and make some better decisions.
Coming towards the best side of the tournament so far Kolkata Knight Riders who won 3 out of their 4 matches and so far everything is going perfectly for them. One of the reason for their success is that their captain is leading from the front. He has scored runs and is at the top of the leading run scorer. Kolkata batsmen are also helping him specially Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey and then big hitting of Andre Russell in the end is making much easy for them to give big targets. Their bowlers also have done a very fine job. Their bowling looks much stronger with the return of spin wizard Sunil Narine and the other bowlers are also clicking very much. As a whole Kolkata is looking the most formidable side of the tournament so far and if they continue to play like that they certainly have a big chance to become the IPL Champion for the 3rd time. Their match against Pune will be a big match as Pune have ability to strike back and this win can boost up their morale and their heads will be high with this victory.
Match will be played at Pune and after the last match its looking that there will be a high scoring match and team winning the toss surely go for bowl as dew also favors the team batting second.