RPS vs GL Prediction: Match Preview.
Who will win RPS vs GL Predictions IPL match.
In IPL 2017, Pune Supergiants and Kolkata Knight Riders will face off against each other on Monday 1st May.RPS have played 9 matches winning 5 out of them. They won a fantastic match against RCB on Saturday winning by 61 runs after RCB failed to reach 157. Gujarat Lions have won just 3 out of their 9 matches played winning the last one against RCB when they easily chased down 134 winning by 7 wickets.
RPS vs GL Prediction below.
Tournament Name: Indian Premier League 2017. Match Name: Rising Pune Supergiants Vs Gujarat Lions Predictions Date: Monday 1st May 2017 Time Local Time 20 00 IST. Stadium: MCA Cricket Stadium. Gahunje Pune.
RPS vs GL Prediction Head to Head
Firstly RPS have played against GL 3 times since IPL 2016. GL have on all 3 occasions. RPS vs GL Highest score is 195 in IPL 2016. Also, Steve Smith scored 106 runs in 2 matches for RPS against GL in IPL 2016 including a century at Pune.
1st May Pitch Report MCA Stadium RPS vs GL Prediction.
Usually Pune pitch is known to be a slow surface helping spinners especially in 2nd innings. First of all Average first Innings score in 9 matches since IPL 2016 is 178 runs. Toss Prediction: Win the toss and field first. Team fielding first in Pune has won the match 7/9 times (75%) in IPL 2016. The highest score at Pune is 205 by DD vs RPS in IPL 2017. Lowest total at Pune is 96 by RCB vs RPS in IPL 2017.
RPS vs GL Predictions 1st May Toss Prediction
Teams winning the toss should look to field first at MCA stadium Pune. In IPL 2016 Pune Supergiants won the toss on 4/9 occasions since IPL 2016 in Pune. Teams winning the toss at Pune have elected to field on all 4 occasions. RPS have won 3/5 matches played at Pune in IPL 2017. Indeed, dew factor will come into picture in today’s match.
Who will win RPS vs GL Prediction
It looks a tough call but probably RPS should win the match against GL.
Although stats are against RPS, form and home ground advantage are with Pune. Below are win percentages
RPS: 65% GL: 35%
Rising Pune Supergiants Predicted Starting XI and Stats
Rising Pune Supergiants had a mixed IPL 2017 winning just 5/9 matches so far. RPS Strengths Firstly Steve Smith is in impressive form with the bat scoring 320 runs from 8 matches. Imran Tahir is the lone bright spot in Bowling with 10 wickets from 7 matches. RPS Weakness – First of all Ben Stokes is yet to fire as expected. Lack of bowling support to Tahir. Batting extremely inconsistent. Star impact- MS Dhoni and Steve Smith hold the key for Pune Supergiants. Finally, Ajinkya Rahane was the leading run scorer for Pune with 480 runs in 14 matches in IPL 2016.
At last, RPS Predicted starting XI: Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Tripathi, Steve Smith, MS Dhoni, Lokie Ferguson, Dan Christian, Manoj Tiwary, Deepak Chahar, Jaidev Unadkat, Imran Tahir, Sundar Washington
Gujarat Lions Predicted Starting XI and Stats
GL have not had a good tournament so far and to qualify for playoffs they will have to win almost all the remaining 5 games. Gujarat Lions Strength: Suresh Raina and Brendon McCullum are in cracking form. Andrew Tye has taken 12 wickets from 6 matches including a hat trick against RPS but is out of the IPL due to shoulder injury. Gujarat Lions Weakness- Lack of potency in bowling line up. Middle order batting is weak so heavily dependent on top order. Lack of quality Indian local talent outside first XI. Star players to watch out for- Dwayne Bravo, Aaron Finch and Suresh Raina. Also, Suresh Raina scored 310 runs in 9 matches this season and is one of the most experienced IPL players with 150 matches and over 4000 runs to his credit.
Finally, Predicted starting XI for Gujarat Lions: Ishan Kishan, Brendon McCullum, Aaron Finch Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Kartik, James Faulkner, Basil Thampi, Ankit Soni, Nathu Singh, Irfan Pathan.