The Sunrisers’ fortress in Hyderabad welcomes an upbeat Rising Pune Supergiant in Match No.44 of the tenth season of IPL. It’s the battle of the top half of the points table. While Sunrisers are placed fourth with 13 points from 11 games, RPS have recently pipped them for the third spot with their win over KKR which took their points tally to 14 from 11 games. RPS are behind KKR only because of their net run-rate.4. We take a look at out fantasy picks.
Form Guide (last 5 matches with recent first)
SRH: L W W N L
RPS: W W W L W
A vintage Yuvraj Singh fifty wasn’t enough to prevent a six-wicket drubbing at the hands of Delhi Daredevils in their last match. While batting did its job by posting 185 on the board, it was, surprisingly, the bowling that let SRH down against a resurgent and determined Delhi. They went with four specialist bowlers and expected Henriques and Yuvi to do the fifth bowler job but they both went for 54 runs in their 3.1 overs combined. With the hope of not repeating the same mistake, SRH might bring back Bipul Sharma in place of Deepak Hooda.
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Rising Pune Supergiant
It was sensational stuff from young Rahul Tripathi against the mighty KKR at Eden Gardens in the last match. Such was the brilliance of Tripathi that the failure of all the other batsmen went unnoticed. Keeping that aside, RPS will be expecting better returns from them against SRH, who are famous for their uncanny bowling. Their bowlers are doing a fine job with both Tahir and Unadkat finding themselves in the top-10 of the bowling charts.
Let’s have a look at the top fantasy picks for the game –
Rahul Tripathi FYS Fantasy Points- 502
With 352 runs already from just 9 games in the tournament which includes seven 30+ scores along with two fifties, Rahul has impressed one and all from every nook and corner of the nation. The man with the distinction of hitting six sixes in an over twice is our top fantasy pick for the batsman’s slot.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar FYS Fantasy Points- 495
It seems as if Bhuvneshwar has inherited the purple cap from the last season as no bowler has been able to catch up with him for the same. With 21 wickets from 10 games so far at an impressive economy of 6.6, Bhuvi is our top bowling pick for this game.
Ben Stokes FYS Fantasy Points- 500
Who can forget that blistering hundred which won the game for Pune against Gujarat a few nights ago? The man with the fourteen-crore price tag has been sensational this tournament winning three man of the match prizes so far. His 244 runs and 7 wickets in the tournament have played a crucial part in his team’s resurgence.
Top Punt Player
Jaidev Unadkat FYS Fantasy Points- 304
RPS got some really good picks in this year’s IPL auction and Unadkat is one of them. He has been impressive so far in the tournament picking up 12 wickets from seven games. He is our Punt pick for the game.
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