Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) is a professional T20 cricket team that competes in Indian Premier League. Team represents Maharashtra state’s Pune city in the tournament. RPS was introduced as a replacement of one of the suspended teams Chennai Super Kings or Rajasthan Royals for two years. Pune team will also be abbreviated as “RPSG” to represent RP Sanjiv Goenka Group which owns the Pune franchise.

Rising Pune Supergiants.
Rising Pune Supergiant logo

Team played first ever IPLT20 in 2016 and set to compete in 2017 Indian Premier League. On 18 January 2016, team owner Mr. Sanjiv Goenka unveiled the name of team in Kolkata. He also mentioned that Raghu Iyer would be the CEO of Rising Pune Supergiant. Goenka also named Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the captain of RPSG team.

Former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming was appointed as the head coach of Supergiant. Fleming was the coach of Chennai team. Pune team took a total of 5 players from Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals in the players draft on 15 December. They picked MS Dhoni, Ajinkya Rahane, Steve Smith, Faf du Plessis and Ravichandran Ashwin.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni led RPS in their first seaon of IPLT20. Team didn’t perform well in the season and were placed in the bottom of points table.

RPS 2017 Squad, Players List

MS Dhoni stepped down as the skipper of side. Australian captain Steve Smith to lead Rising Pune Supergiant in the 2017 edition of Vivo Indian Premier League. RPS bought biggest purchase of 2017 IPL auction as they bought England all-rounder Ben Stokes for 14.5 Crore INR.

Player Country Role
Steve Smith (Captain) Australia Batsman
Mayank Agarwal India Batsman
MS Dhoni India Wicket-keeper/Batsman
Ajinkya Rahane India Batsman
Faf Du Plessis South Africa Batsman
Ravichandran Ashwin India Bowler
Imran Tahir South Africa Bowler
Ankit Sharma India All-rounder
Rajat Bhatia India All-rounder
Ashok Dinda India Bowler
Shardul Thakur India Bowler
Adam Zampa Australia Bowler
Deepak Chahar India All-rounder
Ben Stokes England All-rounder
Baba Aparajith India All-rounder
Ankush Bains India Wicket-keeper
Jaskaran Singh India Bowler
Usman Khawaja Australia Batsman
Daniel Chirstian Australia All-rounder
Manoj Tiwary India Batsman
Lockie Ferguson New Zealand Bowler
Jaydev Unadkat India Bowler
Ishwar Pandey India Bowler
Rahul Chahar India Bowler
Saurabh Kumar India Bowler
Rahul Ajay Tripathi India All-rounder
Milind Tondon India All-rounder

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One thought on “Rising Pune Supergiant 2017 Squad”
  1. Mahender singh dhoni is good captain and we want he is win the ipl-9 but at this time team not playing good and we want to play from pune rising supergiants i am alrounder my name is Raman Sharma age 31 middle over batsman and medium pace bowler contact 09882243455 mail id [email protected]

    plz given the chance

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