In a crucial match, Zaheer’s Delhi daredevils are set to play Dhoni’s Rising Pune Supergiants on Tuesday 17th May at Vizag. Daredevils are in the race to qualify for Vivo Indian Premier League 2016 playoffs while Supergiants are already out from the competition.
The way Delhi Daredevils lost previous game against Mumbai Indians, it was really a set back from them. They were not only defeated but threatened by 80 runs which also lower their net run rate. Delhi’s net RR can hurt them if more teams got same points. Batting and bowling need to be up to the mark against Pune Supergiants if Delhi wants keep themselves in the knockouts race.
Quinton De Kock is in sensational form but only one batsman can not win games. No doubt Rahul Dravid has inspired players a lot and youngsters like Sanju Sampson, Rishabh Pant and Karun Nair need to play good to make balance in the side. Both Rishabh and Sanju have played 1-2 good innings in the competition but they need to be consistent so that team can perform better and win matches.
On the other hand, Rising Pune Supergiants have nothing to loss. They are out from the event but will be playing for their pride. Khawaja, Rahane, Bailey and Dhoni have to score run for RPS to play good against Delhi Daredevils who are quite depending on experienced Zaheer, Amit and Tahir.
Probable Playing XIs
Rising Pune Supergiants
MS Dhoni (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Usman Khawaja, Saurabh Tiwary, George Bailey, Thisara Perera, Irfan Pathan, R Ashwin, Adam Zampa, M Ashwin, Ashok Dinda.
Zaheer Khan (Captain), Mayank Agarwal , Quinton de Kock, Sanju Samson, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant, JP Duminy, Chris Morris, Amit Mishra, Shahbaz Nadeem, Imran Tahir.
Score: Vishakhapatnam’s pitch and wicket supports batsmen, so we can expect a high scoring game. The expected score in the first innings is 165.
Win chances: Delhi Daredevils will be favorites to win this match against Rising Pune Supergiants. DD have got 57 percent winning chances over RPS in match-49 of IPL 2016.