Rising Pune Supergiants will host Kolkata Knight Riders in the match 20 of the 2016 Indian Premier League. The latest Rising Pune Supergiants v Kolkata Knight Riders betting tips for this IPL match encounter can be checked below.
Kolkata Knight Riders are enjoying a terrific season so far, seeing that they are the league leaders with six points in four matches. Moreover, their players are comparatively well rested than the other times since their fixtures are placed a few days apart. With fatigue not being a concern here, Knight Riders have developed a strong grip in the league already.
Most of their success can be attributed to their captain Gautam Gambhir, who has been highly consistent with the bat. Robin Uthappa too has been doing a terrific job in supporting his teammate, as they won their last two games chasing targets.
They last faced Kings XI Punjab on Tuesday evening, whom they defeated by six wickets. Knight Riders have been quite strong with the ball as well, with Umesh Yadav and Brad Hogg bringing in their expertise. Against Punjab, it was Sunil Narine and Morne Morkel who took wickets for the side. Since KKR have got such a diverse bowling option to choose from, it will be interesting to see who they choose for this match.
As for Rising Pune Supergiants, they lost most recently to Royal Challengers Bangalore by 13 runs. Chasing a target of 186, Pune managed to reach 172, owing to Ajinkya Rahane’s brilliant knock of 60 runs off 46 deliveries. Middle order batsmen such as M.S Dhoni and Thisara Perera tried to take the team through, but just fell short.
However, they did prove that they are capable of scoring runs under pressure, but with only one win and three defeats, things aren’t looking good for them right now. Having incurred defeats consecutively, Dhoni has got to re-strategize in order to gain some points and move up in the table.
Rising Pune Supergiants v Kolkata Knight Riders head-to-head
This will be the first time that the two sides will play each other.