IPL: Pune decide to field against Gujarat

Indo Asian News Service

Pune, May 1 (IANS) Rising Pune Supergiant captain Steven Smith won the toss and opted to bowl against Gujarat Lions in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Monday.

For Pune, Ben Stokes and Shardul Thakur have been brought in, replacing Deepak Chahar and Lockie Ferguson respectively.

In the visiting team, injured Andrew Tye and Irfan Pathan have been replaced with Dwayne Smith and Pradeep Sangwan.

The teams:

Rising Pune Supergiant: Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Tripathi, Steven Smith (Captain), Mahendra Singh Dhoni(WK), Manoj Tiwary, Daniel Christian, Ben Stokes, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Imran Tahir.

Gujarat Lions: Brendon McCullum, Aaron Finch, Suresh Raina (Captain), Dwayne Smith, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, James Faulkner, Pradeep Sangwan, Basil Thampi, Ankit Soni.

--IANS

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