Few days back when these two sides Kolkata Knight Riders and Rising Pune Supergiant faced off each other, KKR defeated RPS comfortably by 7 wickets with 11 balls remaining in the game. Hence team Pune will look to take avenge of that defeat and they can take too as they are in good form, no less than two time IPL champion Kolkata.
The way Kolkata Knight Riders were threatened in the last match by Sunrisers Hyderabad, home team will look to return on winning ways by defeating in form RPS today. In the last game, KKR bowlers conceded 200+ runs in the match that made batsmen job difficult to score runs while chasing big total.
On the other side, Pune Supergiant are rising in the league and have won 2 consecutive matches to face strong KKR. Ben Stokes had brilliant game other night with bat as he smashed brilliant century against Gujarat Lions to help his side to claim vital victory.
RPS bowlers need to hit right lengths to restrict Knight Riders top class batting lineup. The way Rahul Tripathi is batting at the opening, is really a great thing about Pune batting as he gives quick and firing start. Rahane is struggling meanwhile skipper Smith is not finding big scores after first game of the season.
Rising Pune Supergiant
Steve Smith (c), Imran Tahir, Faf Du Plessis, Adam Zampa, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rahul Ajay Tripathi, Manoj Tiwary, Baba Aparajith, Mayank Agarwal, Ben Stokes, Daniel Christian, MS Dhoni, Ashok Dinda, Ankush Bains, Deepak Chahar, Ankit Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Jaskaran Singh, Ishwar Pandey, Jaydev Unadkat, Usman Khawaja, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Kumar, Rajat Bhatia, Milind Tondon.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Gautam Gambhir (c), Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rovman Powell, Ankit Singh Rajpoot, Sheldon Jackson, Robin Uthappa, Trent Boult, Piyush Chawla, Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Sayan Ghosh, Chris Woakes, Shakib Al Hasan, Kuldeep Singh Yadav, Darren Bravo, Suryakumaar Yadav, Umesh Yadav, R. Sanjay Yadav, Colin de Grandhomme, Rishi Dhawan, Ishan Jaggi.
Rising Pune Supergiant are in form and will be favorites against strong KKR team in the 41st match of Vivo IPL 2017 today. As per our predictions, RPS have got 55 percent winning chances over Knight Riders.
The predicted score at Eden Gardens is 180 while team batting first. Batting paradise wicket and we can expect high scoring match tonight.