- Rising Pune Supergiant now have a chance to finish at the top of the points table.
- Delhi Daredevils, on the other hand, can make lives difficult for Steve Smith and his men.
Delhi Daredevils (DD) will welcome Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi on Friday evening. This match is carrying a lot of importance with it as the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 is nearing its business end. There are three more places to be filled in the top four and four franchises are fighting for it and RPS is one of them.
Steve Smith's side does have a chance to make it to the top of the IPL 2017 points table. They are on 16 points from 12 matches and they still have two more games in hand, including the Daredevils one.
RPS have been on a wonderful run in the last four matches as they have won them all to reach this far. If they win both their remaining matches, they will finish at the top of the points table. The only thing that can hurt them if they lose is their net run rate (-0.060). RPS is the only side with a negative net run rate in the top half of the points table.
Meanwhile, Delhi Daredevils have got nothing to lose. They are out of the playoff race but they can spoil RPS' party. Zaheer Khan and his co. defeated the Gujarat Lions in their last game, courtesy, a brilliant knock from Shreyas Iyer. They will look to end this tournament on a high.
Delhi Daredevils: Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Tripathi, Steven Smith (c), MS Dhoni (wk), Ben Stokes, Manoj Tiwary, Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Adam Zampa
Rising Pune Supergiant: Sanju Samson, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Marlon Samuels, Corey Anderson, Carlos Brathwaite, Pat Cummins, Amit Mishra, Zaheer Khan (C), Mohammed Shami.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 7:00 PM IST