The match between these two IPL franchises is going to be an exciting fixture considering both teams need to rise to form immediately. Gujarat Lions need to step up their game if they are hoping to reach the playoffs. RPS has already won a game among the two they have played. Gujarat lost both the matches they have played this season. Gujarat is playing on their home ground. The fact that RPS plays better in away matches makes the home advantage of no use to GL!
- IPL 10 Match 13
- 13th match
- Gujarat Lions vs Rising Pune Supergiant
- Venue: Rajkot
- Apr 14, 2017 (20:00 local | 14:30 GMT)
Gujarat Lions IPL 2017 Squad
Akshdeep Nath, Shubham Agarwal, Basil Thampi, Dwayne Bravo, Chirag Suri, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Manpreet Gony, Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, Shadab Jakati, Dinesh Karthik, Shivil Kaushik, Dhawal Kulkarni, Praveen Kumar, Brendon McCullum, Munaf Patel, Pratham Singh, Suresh Raina, Jason Roy, Pradeep Sangwan, Jaydev Shah, Shelley Shaurya, Nathu Singh, Dwayne Smith, Tejas Baroka, Andrew Tye
Rising Pune Supergiants IPL 2017 Squad
Steven Smith (c), Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Sharma, Baba Aparajith, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ankush Bains, Rajat Bhatia, Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar, Daniel Christian, MS Dhoni, Ashok Dinda, Faf du Plessis, Lockie Ferguson, Jaskaran Singh, Usman Khawaja, Mitchell Marsh, Ajinkya Rahane, Saurabh Kumar, Ben Stokes, Milind Tandon, Manoj Tiwary, Jaydev Unadkat, Adam Zampa
Our Prediction – IPL 2017 13th Match Gujarat vs Pune winner
Rising Pune Supergiant. Gujarat Lions have underperformed in both the matches they have played in one way or the other. The match winning formula haven’t been created yet it seems. Even though RPS has lost a game, the players seem to have started to get in touch. The fact is that most players of the RPS squad is already fired up.
By the end of the first two matches, Suresh Raina, Brendon McCullum, Jason Roy and Dinesh Karthik have all played at least one good innings with the bat for GL. That being said, the Gujarat bowlers have under-performed in both the matches. This could be a serious issue in the match considering how many big guns are there in the RPS squad ready to fire. Steven Smith, Ajinkya Rahane, Ben Stokes, Manoj Tiwary have all struck form with the bat and the bowling department is also strong with Imran Tahir leading the charge.