Kings XI Punjab open their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 campaign against Rising Pune Supergiant at the Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore. This is the fourth match of IPL 2017. The Kings XI Punjab vs Rising Pune Supergiant will be telecast live on Sony MAX, Sony SIX/HD and Sony ESPN/HD. Those of you looking to catch the action online can access HotStar for free live streaming of KXIP vs RPS.
While it will be the first match for Punjab, Pune have already played and won a match in this season of IPL. RPS defeated Mumbai Indians in their opener and it was skipper Steve Smith who played the pivotal role in Pune’s victory. Also Check: Kings XI Punjab vs Rising Pune Supergiant, IPL 2017, Match 4 Preview: RPS seek consistency in clash against KXIP
On the other hand, Punjab will be eyeing to open their IPL 10 campaign on a positive note, therefore by attaining the victory. Glenn Maxwell is leading KXIP, while Virender Sehwag will serve as a mentor for the team. Also, Sehwag has some good memories related to Indore as he smashed his highest ODI score of 219 runs at Holkar Cricket Stadium.
Talking about their previous season, then, Punjab and Pune had a terrible tournament and they finished last and second last, respectively. Both the teams will aim to turn the tables this time around.
King XI would have a slight advantage over Supergiant as for the latter this game comes with just a day gap after their opener. Also, the temperature in Indore could reach as high as 37 degrees which will definitely affect the performance of both the teams. Also Check: IPL 2017 Opening Ceremony KXIP Vs RPS at Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore LIVE Streaming: Watch live online Telecast of Vivo IPL 10 on Hotstar
Kings would miss their India opener Murali Vijay, who has been replaced with pacer Ishant Sharma. All the eyes will be on Darren Sammy and Glenn Maxwell as they are expected to fire for Punjab. On the other hand, Pune boast of players like Steve Smith and not to forget Ajinkya Rahane, who smashed 34-ball 60 in his last IPL match.
Kings XI Punjab: David Miller, Manan Vohra, Axar Patel, Glenn Maxwell (C), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Anureet Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Shaun Marsh, Wriddhiman Saha, Ishant Sharma, Nikhil Naik, Mohit Sharma, Marcus Stoinis, KC Cariappa, Armaan Jaffer, Pardeep Sahu, Swapnil Singh, Hashim Amla, Varun Aaron, Eoin Morgan, Matt Henry, Rahul Tewatia, Martin Guptill, Darren Sammy, Rinku Singh, T Natarajan.
Rising Pune Supergiant: Steve Smith (C), Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Sharma, Baba Aparajith, Ankush Bains, Rajat Bhatia, Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar, Dan Christian, MS Dhoni (w), Ashok Dinda, Faf du Plessis, Lockie Ferguson, Imran Tahir, Jaskaran Singh, Usman Khawaja, Ajinkya Rahane, Saurabh Kumar, Ben Stokes, Milind Tandon, Manoj Tiwary, Adam Zampa, Jaydev Unadkat, Ishwar Pandey, Rahul Tripathi, Shardul Thakur, Washington Sundar.