IPL 2017 Fourth Match: Kings XI Punjab VS. Rising Pune Supergiants

The fourth match of the 2017 Indian Premier League will be played betweenthe Mohali based team Kings XI Punjab andthe Pune based team Rising Pune Warriors. The match will be played on 8 April 2017 in Holkar Stadium, Indore. It will be quite an interesting match as it involves both the teams that stood at the bottom in the 2016 IPL Points Table. Rising Pune Supergiants finished on the 7th position, while Kings XI Punjab ended on the 8th position being the last in the Standings. Nonetheless, both the teams are charged up this time to prove their potential.

Kings XI Punjab: Fighting to Win this Time

It has been quite unfortunate and heartbreaking for Kings XI Punjab that despite of being one of the 8 original teams of the Indian Premier League, it has never managed to win the title even once. There has been no lack of good players in the team, somehow it never worked out for the Kings XI. In 2016 IPL also, Kings XI Punjab finished on the last position. Major additions and replacements have been made this time in the team. Newly added squad members like Eoin Morgan and T Natarajan could help the team to taste victory at least time.

The Likely First XI of Kings XI Punjab
SR No. Name of the Player Player Rating
1 Murali Vijay (Captain) 8/10
2 Shaun Marsh 7.5/10
3 Glenn Maxwell 7/10
4 Manan Vohra 7/10
5 Wriddhiman Saha (Wicket Keeper) 7/10
6 Eoin Morgan 7.5/10
7 Marcus Stoinis 7/10
8 Mohit Sharma 7/10
9 Axar Patel 7/10
10 T Natarajan 8/10
11 Sandeep Sharma 7/10
Total Overall Team Rating 7/10

Rising Pune Supergiants: Headed to Win

The newly team Rising Pune Supergiants is willing to make it big this time in the Indian Premier League. The team struggled last year but this time it is heading for triumph. With star and strong players like Steven Smith, MS Dhoni and many others, Rising Pune Supergiants can definitely win this time. Let’s have a look at the likely first XI of the Rising Pune Supergiants.

The Likely First XI of Rising Pune Supergiants
SR No. Name of the Player Player Rating
1 Steven Smith (Captain) 9/10
2 MS Dhoni (Wicket Keeper) 8.5/10
3 Faf Du Plessis 8/10
4 Ashok Dinda 8/10
5 Mayank Agarwal 8/10
6 Ajinkya Rahane 8.5/10
7 Rajat Bhatia 7.5/10
8 Adam Zampa 7/10
9 R Ashwin 8.5/10
10 Ben Stokes 7/10
11 Ishwar Pandey 7.5/10
Total Overall Team Rating 8/10

This match is going to be very intriguing as both the teams are of almost the same caliber. In 2016 IPL also, both the teams gave a tough competition to each other winning one match each. But one has to win, and so Rising Pune Supergiants seem to be quite likely to win this particular match. Rising Pune Supergiants definitely have the potential to knock outKings XI in this specific match. However, it is going to be a head to head competition.