Rising Pune Supergiants and Kings XI Punjab will go head to head in the match 53 of the Indian Premier League 2016. The latest Rising Pune Supergiants v Kings XI Punjab betting tips for this IPL encounter can be checked below.
This encounter is essentially the one which is purely for the spectators, considering that both the teams have lost their bids to qualify for the playoffs. Both the teams have played 13 matches so far, in which they have won just four matches, while losing the remaining nine.
It all went down for Rising Pune Supergiants when they lost their four overseas players to injury for the season. Despite bringing in reinforcements in the form of Usman Khawaja and co, the team failed to do well. What is quite intriguing over here is the fact that the team got two of their four victories based on D/L method.
In their last match against Delhi Daredevils, they performed quite well, restricting the opposition to a mere 121 runs for six wickets. Eventually, with rain delaying the game, they moved on to win the match by 19 runs. There have been other instances where Rising Pune Supergiants had the upper hand, even though it was for a moment. Their memorable moment is definitely the one where Adam Zampa took six wickets for 19 runs in his spell against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Similar has been the tale for Kings XI Punjab too, who despite having a good squad failed to perform and repeated last year’s feats. Their last victory came against Mumbai Indians, whom they defeated by seven runs. Since then, they have moved on to lose two matches consecutively.
With their key overseas players out as well, we can definitely expect the local talent to be given the chances in this fixture. Both the teams are in a similar vein, and this can go either way. However, Punjab have got the upper hand here since their squad is fairly better, with the likes of Hashim Amla and David Miller still balancing the side.
Rising Pune Supergiants v Kings XI Punjab head-to-head
The two sides last met in Mohali, where Punjab won by six wickets.
Rising Pune Supergiants v Kings XI Punjab betting tips betting tips for the IPL 2016 match one:
Punjab to win with bet365: 13/10.
The match begins at 4.00 pm local time (10.30 am GMT) on Saturday, May 20.