Rising Pune Supergiant lost three out of their first four matches this season, the ghosts of last season would have certainly lingered above their head.
They managed to win seven games in that period, losing only one and have now put themselves in pole position to finish in the top-four.
What: Delhi Daredevils vs Rising Pune Supergiant, May 12, 2017 – 20:00 IST
Where: Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
What to expect: The temperatures are once again expected to remain warm. With dew playing a role in the second innings in recent games, both teams would ideally love to bowl first.
Delhi Daredevils: Pant hurt his thumb quite badly during the last game against Lions. He still managed to bat in that game but looked quite uncomfortable since the blow. It remains to be seen if Daredevils risk playing him less than 48 hours after the incident. The management might also be tempted to give Ben Hilfenhaus a go.
Probable XI: Sanju Samson, Karun Nair, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Marlon Samuels, Corey Anderson, Carlos Brathwaite, Pat Cummins/Ben Hilfenhaus, Amit Mishra, Zaheer Khan, Mohammed Shami
Rising Pune Supergiant: Adam Zampa was seen having a bowl right at the start of the team’s practice session alongside Unadkat. With Imran Tahir having left for South Africa, the Australian leg-spinner should come in.
Probable XI: Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Tripathi, Steven Smith (c), MS Dhoni (wk), Ben Stokes, Manoj Tiwary, Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Adam Zampa.