The second match of the tenth season of the Indian Premier League is going to clash between Rising Pune Supergiants and Mumbai Indians on Thursday, April 6 at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium at 6 pm.
Australian skipper Steve Smith, who replaced Dhoni from captaincy, hopes to make modify their team side in IPL tenth edition.
Once again, RPS most experienced player MS Dhoni will do a good job in IPL 2017 season tenth. Smith will look to forget losing Tests match 1-2 against India. But all eyes will be on Ben Stokes, who bought Rs 14.5 crore in the IPL of season tenth.
Here is the Rising Pune Supergiants team profile with complete details
Ajinkya Rahane: Rahane was the best scorer for the team side in the last season. This season he might do a good job again and team side hoping him to return well with his bat.
Faf du Plessis: Du Plessis will be opening the RPS innings along with Rahane. He has a capability to destroy any bowling attack.
Steve Smith: Smith, the new captain for RPS after replacing Dhoni, would come to No. 3 and also in brilliant form in last season.
MS Dhoni: He is one of the biggest and popular players in the IPL. His stepping down from captaincy might be due to team’s poor performance in the last season. He would be keen to peace his detractors with his batting and his exclusive glove work behind his decision of stepped down.
Manoj Tiwary: He is the Bengal cricketer who had a good domestic season in the year 2016-17. He would be playing in the middle order with big hits if the team side needs.
Ben Stokes: All are hoping on England all-rounder Stokes as he was bought for Rs 14.5 crore and his performance both in ball and bat will be associated with his heavy pay. Tonight IPL match will be his debut and hope to make a memorable game.
Rajat Bhatia: He would be playing in lower order in the batting and hope him to complete his part of 4 overs with the ball. He is well known as wicket taker in the last season of IPL. So, team’s side is hoping to do same as the previous season.
Adam Zampa: Australian leg-spinner Zampa played his debut last season under RPS banner. He played 5 matches and got 12 wickets with 6/19, captain expects him a similar performance to be made this tenth season of the IPL 2017.
Jayadev Unadkat: He is the right-handed pace bowler, who has to perform well in the domestic game and played for KKR, RCB, and DDs earlier. He has a hand bowler and team expect him to pick up fastest wickets.
Ashok Dinda: He is one of the best pace bowlers, who took 11 wickets from 9 matches in 2016 season. The team expects a similar performance this tenth season too.
Ishwar Pandey: Pandey is a right-arm pace bowler, who played for the suspended Chennai Super Kings. He would face tough competition from Mumbai pacer Shardul Thakur, who was in good swing bowler.
Rising Pune Supergiants squad: Steven Smith (Captain), MS Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Ajinkya Rahane, Ben Stokes, Faf du Plessis, Usman Khawaja, Manoj Tiwary, Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Sharma, Baba Aparajith, Ankush Bains, Rajat Bhatia, Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar, Daniel Christian, Ashok Dinda, Lockie Ferguson, Jaskaran Singh, Saurabh Kumar, Milind Tandon, Jaydev Unadkat, Adam Zampa.