VIVO IPL 2017
44th game: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rising Pune Supergiant
MATCH WIN BY PUNE
LOW SCORE GAME JACKPOT
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rising Pune Supergiant:
Rising Pune Supergiants have good memories when they will face off against Sunrisers Hyderabad as last time MS Dhoni produced a special innings to help the side win the contest. The game will take place at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad as the hosts Sunrisers are unbeaten at their home venue. After a poor start to the season, Pune has done well to win four games out of last five played in the competition. Pune are placed at third position in points table in Indian Premier League 2017.
Pune are in better shape than the last time two sides met in the league this season as Ben Stokes and Rahul Tripathi have stood for the side in the last few games. Tripathi has been consistent in terms of run scoring while Steven Smith must get a big score to get back to top-form this season. Ajinkya Rahane has been quiet in the last few matches but the side will expect the opener to come to form as the competition has reached the business end of the tournament.
Hyderabad have been good but were stunned by Delhi in the last encounter. The reigning champions must guard against complacency as a defeat here would make things trickier for the side who will want to secure their place in the last four as soon as possible. David Warner, Kane Williamson and Yuvraj Singh have done well with the bat this season while Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been outstanding with the ball in hand while rest of the bowling has been decent.
Kumar will face extra pressure as the other bowlers have conceded a lot of runs with Ashish Nehra and Mustafizur Rahman sitting on the benches. Muhammad Siraj and Siddharth Kaul have done well but Hyderabad will think about bringing back Nehra as the competition is about to reach the last phase of the competition.