Kings XI Punjab went alongside the history of the Holkar Stadium in Indore when they choose to play on Saturday. They the team bat first they had won seven out of 10 times on this ground.
Kings XI had a debut player, 25-year-old T Natarajan, who bowls in left-arm. He was bought in the auction of season tenth IPL 2017 for Rs 3 crore. Rising Pune Supergiants also had a debut player in T20 match, Rahul Chahar (17-year-old), who bowls in leg spin.
Chahar became the IPL’s third-youngest player. He has set to partner Imran Tahir, Adam Zampa was extra to needs and replaced with Australian all-rounder Dan Christian.
Kings XI was happy to put down the captains at the 2016 World T20 final. Eoin Morgan and Darren Sammy, on the bench, choosing for Hashim Amla at the top of the order, and Marcus Stoinis to perform the all-rounder’s role, in addition to captain Maxwell and David Miller.
RPS has lost their seven matches as they had batted first in the last edition. Pace bowler Ashok Dinda, who has scored 30 runs in the final over on Thursday, was reserved in the Kings XI Punjab.
Kings XI Punjab Squad: Manan Vohra, Hashim Amla, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Glenn Maxwell (capt), David Miller, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Swapnil Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Mohit Sharma, T Natarajan.
Rising Pune Supergiants: Ajinkya Rahane, Mayank Agarwal, Steve Smith (capt), Ben Stokes, MS Dhoni (wk), Manoj Tiwary, Dan Christian, Rajat Bhatia, Rahul Chahar, Imran Tahir, Ashok Dinda.