Who will win RPS vs GL, IPL 2017 39th Match?
Our Prediction Rising Pune Supergiant are favorites to win
Rising Pune Supergiant received a seven-wicket thrashing at the hands of Gujarat Lions earlier in the season and they will look to avenge their defeat as the two teams prepare to go head-to-head one more time. This 39th fixture of the ongoing Indian Premier League 2017 will be played on May 1 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune. The match is scheduled to begin at 8 PM local time.
RPS vs GL 39th Match: Where to watch/Live streaming
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Toss will be key at the MCA. Since the pitch tends to ease up and become more batsman-friendly after the first half of a match, the toss-winning team is more likely to bowl first. Rising Pune Supergiant have won the toss at this venue on more occasions than they have lost and so we predict the toss to go their way in this match.
Read on for team previews, betting tips and prediction for RPS vs GL, IPL 2017 39th match..
Rising Pune Supergiant have no injury concerns at the moment and they will be going into this game with all their players match-fit. The team is likely to retain the same group of eleven from the last game.
Steven Smith has been in fantastic touch and much of the team’s batting is going to depend on him. Rahul Tripathi has been the find of the season for Rising Pune Supergiant and he will be expected to lay a solid foundation for the batsmen to follow. Imran Tahir and Ben Stokes are their two most reliable bowlers at the moment. Both have chipped in with wickets and have good economy rates so far.
Rising Pune Supergiant are performing much better than the previous season of the IPL. However, they still have not been consistent enough as they have been ordinary on certain days and impressive on other days.
RPS Predicted Playing 11
SPD Smith (c), AM Rahane, RA Tripathi, MS Dhoni (wk), MK Tiwary, DT Christian, F du Plessis, Washington Sundar, SN Thakur, JD Unadkat, Imran Tahir.
Gujarat Lions might once again open the batting with Ishan Kishan playing the role of a pinch hitter. James Faulkner is likely to retain his place in the side which means Dwayne Smith will continue to sit out.
Suresh Raina and Brendon McCullum have batted well for the Gujarat Lions this year and the team will want these two to get going against RPS. Dinesh Karthik has done a good job in the middle order and a few fireworks can be expected of him. Andrew Tye who is their leading wicket-taker and James Faulkner are the key members in the bowling lineup. Batsmen have found it difficult to pick their variations and have not been able to score much off them at the back end of the innings.
Gujarat Lions have not been able to replicate their good performance from last year and injuries to some of their key members such as Dwayne Bravo have really hurt them badly. They are in a position from where they need to ensure a win in almost every game and any further slipup from here will reduce their chances for the playoffs considerably.
GL Predicted Playing 11
SK Raina (c), Ishan Kishan, BB McCullum, AJ Finch, RA Jadeja, KD Karthik (wk), JP Faulkner, AJ Tye, Basil Thampi, NB Singh, Ankit Soni.
RPS vs GL Head to Head
Gujarat Lions have an immaculate record against the Rising Pune Supergiant as they have beaten them on all three occasions in the Indian Premier League. Their solitary face-off at the MCA came last year when RPS lost the match even after posting 195 on the scoreboard.
RPS vs GL Prediction
When the two teams met earlier at Rajkot, it was Gujarat Lions who emerged victorious in what turned out to be a very comfortable chase for them in the end. Rising Pune Supergiant have since then changed gears and they will be a different side when the Lions face them again. Smith and Co. will have the advantage of playing at their home ground where they have not done badly this IPL. Suresh Raina’s side on the other hand is in more desperate situation and consequently, there will be under more pressure than their opponents. Although Gujarat Lions with their world-class batting lineup cannot be entirely written off, we predict RPS to come out on top in this game.
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