Saturday, April 1, 2017

IPL 2017 Team Preview - Rising Pune Supergiant(s)

One of the two new teams, Rising Pune Supergiants did anything but rise in their debut season. Marred by injuries as they lost one superstar after another, they finished a lowly seventh among eight teams. They have enough depth and versatility this time to really be a strong force and a winning start might set them on their way in IPL 2017

Key Players - They took a big decision of replacing MS Dhoni with the red hot Steve Smith as the captain of their sinking ship. The other big decision was getting hold of the best all rounder in the game today, Ben Stokes. They also have Imran Tahir, Zampa and Rahane who will all need to step up for them at key moments.

Injury Tracker - Kevin Pietersen, Mitch Marsh and R Ashwin are all out with injury and although they seem to have enough cover as of now any more injuries might disrupt their campaign severely.

Fantasy Cricket Pick - Steve Smith
He is the man in form and with him occupying the key number three spot, you would be a fool to not pick him in your team.

Fantasy Cricket Wildcard Pick - Rajat Bhatia
Not someone who will give you points by the minute but is surely likely to provide you with consistent points right through.

My Prediction - RPS seem to have enough ammunition to get them post the league stages of they can gel together. They will finish in top 3 in my opinion if key players like Smith, Stokes, Tahir and Zampa are available right through the season.

Read Other Team Previews by clicking on the respective Team Name:

Delhi Daredevils
Rising Pune Supergiant(s)
Sunrisers Hyderabad
Gujarat Lions
Kings XI Punjab
Kolkata Knight Riders
Mumbai Indians
Royal Challengers Bangalore

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