Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) made their entry into the realm of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the last season under the leadership of none other than MS Dhoni. But their performance was all over the place and could only finish in the 7th place in the IPL points table, just above Kings XI Punjab.

 

The former India skipper, Dhoni will not be leading the charge as the team management has decided to go with Australian captain, Steve Smith, to be at the helm of things. This in turn, should allow Dhoni to play his natural game. We are all aware of the fact that if Dhoni opens his arms in this format of the game, how ominous he can be!

 

They indeed have a formidable batting lineup. With Ajinkya Rahane and Usman Khawaja at the top of the order, their opening slot looks sorted. They will ideally be followed by Faf du Plessis at no. 3, Dhoni at 4 and Stokes at 5.

 

On the contrary, their bowling department looks a little weak. However, Ashoke Dinda, Ishwar Pandey, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rajat Bhatia and Imran Tahir/Adam Zampa should be their remaining choices for playing XI.

 

Get the complete schedule of the IPL 2017 here.  

 

Complete squad of Rising Pune Supergiant for IPL 2017: Steven Smith (C), Ben Stokes, Jaydev Unadkat, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Kumar, Dan Christian, Milind Tandon, R Tripathi, Manoj Tiwary, Lockie Ferguson, MS Dhoni, Ajinkya Rahane, R Ashwin, Faf du Plessis, Ashok Dinda, Ankush Bains, Rajat Bhatia, Ankit Sharma, Ishwar Pandey, Adam Zampa, Jaskaran Singh, Baba Aparajith, Deepak Chahar, Usman Khawaja, Mayank Agarwal, Imran Tahir.

 

Key Players: MS Dhoni, Steve Smith, Usman Khawaja, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Faf du Plessis, Ben Stokes, Adam Zampa/Imran Tahir.

 

Complete Schedule of Rising Pune Supergiant for IPL 2017:

 

Team 1

Team 2

Venue

Date

Day

Time       

Rising Pune Supergiants

Mumbai Indians

 Pune

April 6

Thursday

8:00 PM

Kings XI Punjab

Rising Pune Supergiants

 Indore

April 8

Saturday

4:00 PM

Rising Pune Supergiants

Delhi Daredevils

 Pune

April 11

Tuesday

8:00 PM

Gujarat Lions

Rising Pune Supergiants

 Rajkot

April 14

Friday

8:00 PM

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Rising Pune Supergiants

 Bengaluru

April 16

Sunday

8:00 PM

Rising Pune Supergiants

Sunrisers Hyderabad

 Pune

April 22

Saturday

4:00 PM

Mumbai Indians

Rising Pune Supergiants

 Mumbai

April 24

Monday

8:00 PM

Rising Pune Supergiants

Kolkata Knight Riders

 Pune

April 26

Wednesday

8:00 PM

Rising Pune Supergiants

Royal Challengers Bangalore

 Pune

April 29

Saturday

4:00 PM

Rising Pune Supergiants

Gujarat Lions

 Pune

May 01

Monday

8:00 PM

Kolkata Knight Riders

Rising Pune Supergiants

 Kolkata

May 03

Wednesday

8:00 PM

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Rising Pune Supergiants

 Hyderabad

May 06

Saturday

4:00 PM

Delhi Daredevils

Rising Pune Supergiants

 Delhi

May 12

Friday

8:00 PM

Rising Pune Supergiants

Kings XI Punjab

 Pune

May 14

Sunday

4:00 PM