The Rising Pune Supergiant will take on the Kings XI Punjab in a do or die encounter at home on Sunday. A loss for either side will mean elimination from the tournament. Currently, the two sides are separated by just 2 points with the Rising Pune Supergiant having 16 points to their name in 13 matches and the Kings XI Punjab having 14 points to their name in as many matches. A win for Pune would mean the will qualify straight to the play-offs with 18 points to their name whereas a win for Punjab will take them to 16 points with a better net run rate than Pune. In that scenario, Punjab will qualify and Pune will miss out on a play-off spot just by a whisker.
The winning momentum is in the favor of the Kings XI Punjab as they are coming into this match on the back of two back-to-back victories. Pune, on the other hand, are coming into this match on the back of a narrow defeat to the Delhi Daredevils in the previous match. However, what Pune have with them is home advantage and will be banking on it desperately to produce a result in their favor.
Let us now have a look at the predicted XI of the two teams-
Rising Pune Supergiant Kings XI Punjab
|Players||FYS Fantasy Points||Players||FYS Fantasy Points|
|Ajinkya Rahane||378||Martin Guptill||243|
|Rahul Tripathi||527||Wriddhiman Saha(wk)||409|
|Steve Smith(C)||557||Manan Vohra||338|
|Ben Stokes||722||Shaun Marsh||354|
|MS Dhoni(wk)||432||Glenn Maxwell(C)||617|
|Manoj Tiwary||389||Axar Patel||603|
|Daniel Christian||272||Matt Henry||20|
|Washington Sundar||173||Rahul Tewatia||86|
|Adam Zampa||70||Mohit Sharma||358|
|Shardul Thakur||128||Ishant Sharma||14|
|Jaydev Unadkat||489||Sandeep Sharma||401|