Gujarat Lions take on Rising Pune Supergiant in Match 13 of the IPL as they look for their first victory.
Both teams received a major boost ahead of this match; the Gujarat Lions will have Ravindra Jadeja available for selection, while Steven Smith a who missed the previous match with a stomach bug a will be back at the helm for RPS.
GL have lost both matches so far in the Indian Premier League. They began with a walloping at the hands of Kolkata Knight Riders in their first match, which they lost by 10 wickets. In fact, in two matches, the second being against Sunrisers Hyderabad, the GL bowlers have managed to take only one wicket.AGujarat Lionsa hopes of registering their first win of IPL 10 are now heavily dependent on local lad Ravindra Jadeja.
While the Gujarat Lions will be looking to register their first win; RPS will look to put their campaign back on track after one win from three matches.AWith the likes of Smith, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ben Stokes and Ajinkya Rahane in their ranks; Rising Pune Supergiant have a formidable batting line-up that can set high scores for their bowlers to defend.
Another key member of the Lions, West Indian all-rounder Dwayne Bravo, who is recovering from injury; however is doubtful even though he took part in the team’s practice session on Wednesday.
Brendon McCullum, Jason Roy, Aaron Finch, Suresh Raina (C), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Basil Thampy, Praveen Kumar, Shivil Kaushik, James Faulkner, Shadab Jakati.
Rising Pune Supergiant:
Ajinkya Rahane, Mayank Agarwal, Steve Smith (C), Manoj Tiwary, Ben Stokes, MS Dhoni, Rajat Bhatia, Ashoke Dinda, Deepak Chahar, Adam Zampa, Imran Tahir.