2017 IPL thirteenth Match: Gujarat Lions VS. Rising Pune Supergiants

The much awaited tournament of cricket has kick started on 5 April 2016. IPL 10 has hit the roads and as of now, two matches have been played. With its beginning, tables seem to be turning. The lowly team of the previous season, Rising Pune Supergiants defeated the much successful team of IPL, i.e. Mumbai Indians by 7 wickets in the second match of the league played on 6th April. Team members of Rising Punelike Ajinkya Rahane and Imran Tahirshined in the match. Talking about the thirteenth match of the 2017 IPL, it will be played between Gujarat Lions and Rising Pune Supergiants on 14th April in Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot. Who will win this match? We’ll predict it right on!

Gujarat Lions: No Time for Blunders

Gujarat Lions will play its first match on 7th April against Kolkata Knight Riders. Lions played extremely good in the previous season finishing on the top spot in the points table. But it was very unfortunate for them as they could not reach the finals, and hence win the last season. This time Gujarat Lions will be playing to win.Let’s have a look at the likely first XI of the Gujarat Lions.

The Likely First XI of Gujarat Lions
SR No. Name of the Player Player Rating
1 Suresh Raina (Captain) 8.5/10
2 Brendon McCullum 8/10
3 Dinesh Karthik (Wicket Keeper) 8/10
4 Jason Ray 7.5/10
5 Dwayne Bravo 8/10
6 Ishan Kishan 7/10
7 Ravindra Jadeja 8.5/10
8 James Faulkner 8/10
9 Dhawal Kulkarni 7.5/10
10 Shivil Kaushik 7/10
11 Nathu Singh 7/10
Total Overall Team Rating 8/10

Rising Pune Supergiants: All Set to Turn the Tables

Rising Pune Supergiants did an outstanding job in the second match of the IPL 10 playing against Mumbai Indians and defeating them by 7 wickets. Seems like Supergiants are all set to turn the tables this time. Bowler Imran Tahir took 3 wickets, whereas batsman Ajinkya Rahane scored 60 runs at a strike rate of 176.47. Supergiants are in form this season and have good chances of winning.

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 Manoj Tiwary 8/10
4 Ashok Dinda 8.5/10
5 Mayank Agarwal 8/10
6 Ajinkya Rahane 9/10
7 Rajat Bhatia 7/10
8 Adam Zampa 7/10
9 Imran Tahir 9/10
10 Ben Stokes 8/10
11 Deepak Chahar 7.5/10
Total Overall Team Rating 8.5/10

Comparing the overall rating and performances of both the teams, Rising Pune Supergiants seem to be stronger than Gujarat Lions. Hence, Supergiants are more likely to win this match. Not to mention, Rising Pune Supergiants can win the IPL 10 as well.