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  1. tweaker

    Rahul Tripathi

    Rahul Tripathi has been amazing find for RPS
  2. TNAmarkFrmIndia

    Pune 3-0 Mumbai, 1-0 in Hyderabad

    Just a bit of stats leading upto the final. In addition to beating Mumbai all three times this season, Pune were also the only team to beat SRH in Hyderabad, which is where the final is being held. Of course, all that could mean nothing if they don't win today.
  3. While Pune's bowlers have quietly gone about doing their job, restricting teams to low totals and taking heaps of wickets, they've gone under the radar of most people even though they've been the best bowling side in the tournament (a fact supported by stats). Why? Because it's a bowling line-up made up of a bunch of trundlers. Before last night too, many predicted Pune's trundlers to get smashed all over the park. That wasn't to be. It's their third match against Pune and Mumbai still found no answer to Lord Unadkat and Dan Christian. So whoever's facing us in the final, underestimate our trundlers at your own peril.
  4. Umpires: S Ravi, C Shamshuddin, O Nandan, Yeswant Barde Referee: Javagal Srinath History: RPS have a 3-1 advantage heading into Tuesday's clash, with two of those wins coming at the Wankhede stadium. Mumbai Indians Squad RG Sharma*, JJ Bumrah, JC Buttler, S Gopal, K Gowtham, DAS Gunaratne, Harbhajan Singh, MG Johnson, K Khejroliya, SD Lad, MJ McClenaghan, SL Malinga, HH Pandya, KH Pandya, PA Patel, KA Pollard, N Pooran, DS Punia, N Rana, AT Rayudu, JM Sharma, KV Sharma, LMP Simmons, TG Southee, J Suchith, SS Tiwary, R Vinay Kumar Rising Pune Supergiant Squad SPD Smith*, MA Agarwal, Ankit Sharma, B Aparajith, AK Bains, R Bhatia, DL Chahar, RD Chahar, DT Christian, MS Dhoni, AB Dinda, F du Plessis, LH Ferguson, Imran Tahir, Jaskaran Singh, UT Khawaja, IC Pandey, AM Rahane,Saurabh Kumar, BA Stokes, M Tandon, SN Thakur, MK Tiwary, RA Tripathi, JD Unadkat, Washington Sundar, A Zampa
  5. It's the IPL 10 quarterfinal! A win for RPS takes them to No. 2! A win for KXIP takes them to No. 4. A no result takes RPS to No. 3!
  6. ICF's adored, celebrated and revered genuine fast bowler is here to own all of DD's tailunted batsmen. Tonight RPS will confirm its place in the playoffs once and for all!
  7. TNAmarkFrmIndia

    Rising Pune Supergiant to return next year?

    Rising Pune Supergiant owner Sanjiv Goenka has not rejected the chances of him buying a team next year completely. When asked about whether he will participate in next year’s bidding process or not, he said “Maybe”. Goenka further said that corporate should get in sports in an even larger way. He was of the opinion that “Time has come for corporates to get involved in a larger way in sport. It’s quite apart from the mileage, it’s a responsibility to help younger people, build academies, this is very important.” Goenka is also the owner of ISL franchise Atletico de Kolkata, and his team in IPL is in a really good position this year. Regarding sharing experiences with the legends of the game like MS Dhoni, he said “Honestly, it’s about dealing with great minds, personalities, understanding leadership strategies. Interacting with Dhoni, Smith, Faf, it’s been an eye-opener”. With Pune’s superb performance in this year’s IPL, we might get to see Sanjiv Goenka as the owner of a franchise next year too.
  8. RPS spent 14.5 crores on Ben Stokes. Obviously he has been one of the better performing million-dollar men in the history of the competition, performing with both bat and ball and winning three Man Of The Match awards in the process (and many say he should have won his fourth last night). Has he been worth the money or was it still a tad too much?
  9. There seems to be no end to the MS Dhoni-Goenka saga with Harsh Goenka, brother of Rising Pune Supergiant owner Sanjeev Goenka, taking an indirect dig at the former India captain on Twitter after his side cruised to a four-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday. It was Pune’s seventh win in 11 matches, with Rahul Tripathi leading the charge with a scintillating 52-ball 93 to chase down the 156-run target set by the former champions. While Tripathi rightfully earned praises and accolades from across the world, Harsh Goenka tweeted: “Great thing about #RPS - a new hero every game -Tripathi, Stokes, Smith, Tahir. Peaking at the right time.” Tripathi has been brilliant up the order for Rising Pune Supergiant this season with 352 runs to his name at a strike rate of 155.06. Smith, too, had helped Supergiant win their first game against Mumbai Indians while Ben Stokes hit a terrific ton to win the game for his side against Gujarat Lions in the previous match. Imran Tahir has been pretty impressive this season with the veteran picking up crucial intervals to run through the opposition consistently. He played a crucial role in Supergiant’s win over Royal Challengers Bangalore as well. However, what Harsh Goenka seemed to have forgotten was the manner in which Dhoni had finished the game against Sunrisers Hyderabad at home. With 47 required off the last three overs, it was Dhoni’s power-hitting that turned the game on its head as they chased down the target in the final delivery of the match. However, while it earned plaudits across the globe, it seemed to have failed to impress Harsh Goenka who has been grabbing headlines consistently for his anti-Dhoni posts. After Supergiant had picked up their first match against MI, he had tweeted: “#RPSvMI Smith proved who’s the king of the jungle. Overshadows Dhoni totally. Captains innings. Great move to appoint him as captain”. Although he deleted the tweet after he had to face severe criticism, he came up with a tweet that compared strike rates between his side’s batsmen after the second game. Naturally, Dhoni’s fans were not happy with Goenka’s constant tirade against ‘Captain cool’ who had been forced to step down just before the start of the tournament. While Dhoni was indeed suffering from a patchy form in the initial stages, he has struck back form of late but that seems to have done little to impress Harsh Goenka who is yet to acknowledge Dhoni’s contributions for the side.
  10. KEEP IT SIMPLE, STUPID Rahul Tripathi finally converted his brilliant starts to a big knock on Wednesday as he helped his side to an emphatic IPL 2017 win over Kolkata Knight Riders with a brilliant 52-ball 93. Rahul Tripathi, who is yet to earn a national cap, revealed at the end of the match that he had no plans whatsoever for any bowler and played every ball according to his merit. “I think that worked well. If I would have thought something or I would have made plans that wouldn’t have worked because these are good bowlers; they (Kolkata Knight Riders) are a great bowling side,” Tripathi told teammate Jaydev Unadkat during an interaction for iplt20.com. “So I just kept it simple to watch the ball, hit the ball and go with my gut feeling. And I think keeping my mind blank was also important. I wasn’t thinking much and played according to the merit of a ball.” This was Rahul Tripathi’s second half-century in the tournament despite having failed to score 30 on just two occasions in the tournament so far. Known for his aggressive approach to the game, Tripathi has been instrumental to provide perfect platforms for his side who picked up their seventh victory to go level on points with Kolkata Knight Riders. “I was getting good starts, and I wanted to carry on that start but we won and that’s more important,” Tripathi added. “I would have loved to finish the match, that’s certainly there. But if we win the match, then it’s okay.” He also went on to add the importance of sharing the dressing room with the likes of Steven Smith, MS Dhoni, Faf du Plessis and so on stating that the expertise of the international cricketers have helped him grow in confidence on and off the field. “It’s a dream experience for me. I guess opening with Ajinkya bhai… He tells you little things like ‘you’re batting well’ or ‘you’ve got good intent’ and so on. Well, even if you don’t believe in yourself, you start believing when someone like Ajinkya Rahane is telling you these things. “Even off the field, Faf is there, Ben is there, our team is having so much fun. I’ve also been lucky to remain not out a couple of times to find MS Dhoni join me in the middle,” Tripathi added before candidly confessing that the crowd unnerved him on two occasions when he got run-out while playing with the former India captain. “I’m not used to so much crowd and I was slow to react on both the occasions.” Rahul Tripathi also swapped the role in between to don the interviewer’s hat and asked Unadkat what had been working for him as a bowler. Unadkat has played just seven games so far but has picked up 12 wickets, including two against Kolkata Knight Riders on Wednesday. “I think as a bowling unit we’re doing really good. I think Imran bhai in the middle overs, me in the starting, then (again in the) middle overs, I think we all are picking wickets. I think that is what is restricting the opposition to lower totals,” Unadkat said. “I think wickets is the most crucial part of our game and we’ve been sticking to our plans. I just hope we stick on to the momentum we’ve got and it helps us qualify for the play-offs at a higher position and go through in the tournament.”
  11. Gambhir and co. can't handle that spicy Puneri Misal! RPS on a rampage! पुणेकर जोमात, गंभीर कोमात. Bring it on, rasgullas!
  12. Rising Pune Supergiant will aim to take two crucial points in their bid to push for the Indian Premier League (IPL) playoffs as they face an inconsistent Gujarat Lions at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Monday.Pune have 10 points from nine matches and have gained momentum, having won three of their last four matches. They are coming off a comprehensive 61-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore on Saturday.And at home and going by how Pune have peaked lately, they will be expected to have another successful outing against a side which won their first duel of the edition in Rajkot.Pune will bank on their in-form opening duo of Ajinkya Rahane and Rahul Tripathi to give the team a great start. The middle order comprising the likes of captain Steven Smith, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Manoj Tiwary has the experience to take the opposition bowlers to the cleaners at ease. With all-rounders Daniel Christian and Rajat Bhatia, the lower order batting can come in handy if needed.Rising Pune allrounder Ben Stokes, who has missed a couple of matches due to an injured shoulder, has regained fitness and is likely to be available for selection.In the bowling department, the young Indian pace duo of Jaydev Unadkat and Shardul Thakur has impressed both in the opening and death overs while seasoned leg-spinner Imran Tahir, Christian and rookie tweaker Washington Sundar can provide the breakthroughs as well as stop the flow of runs in the middle overs.Gujarat, who lost to Mumbai Indians in a match decided by super over, are sixth on the points table with three wins from nine games. Their batsmen and bowlers are not clicking at the same match -- a problem they must solve as the race for playoffs is hotting up. Already without the services of key all-rounder Dwayne Bravo, Gujarat Lions will miss key Aussie pacer Andrew Tye, who has been ruled out of the tournament with a dislocated shoulder. Tye, who claimed a five-wicket haul, including a hattrick, on his IPL debut after being on the bench for 34 IPL games, dislocated his left shoulder while fielding on the boundary during their loss against Mumbai Indians on Saturday at Rajkot. “The shoulder popped out of the socket and remained out for a while. They put it back in at the hospital. The extent of the damage is still unknown. I will be flying home in the next couple of days to figure that out. As for the recovery time, I am not too sure at the moment, but hopefully it’s not too long,” Tye said in a statement. The likely XIs Rising Pune Supergiant: 1 Ajinkya Rahane/Mayank Agarwal, 2 Rahul Tripathi, 3 Steven Smith (capt), 4 Manoj Tiwary , 5 MS Dhoni (wk), 6 Dan Christian, 7 Washington Sundar, 8 Lockie Ferguson, 9 Deepak Chahar, 10 Imran Tahir 11 Jaydev Unadkat Gujarat Lions: 1 Ishan Kishan, 2 Brendon McCullum, 3 Suresh Raina (capt), 4 Aaron Finch, 5 Dinesh Karthik (wk), 6 Ravindra Jadeja, 7 Dwayne Smith, 8 James Faulkner, 9 Basil Thampi, 10 Nathu Singh/ Irfan Pathan, 11 Ankit Soni
  13. Form guide Rising Pune Supergiant (fourth): defeated Mumbai Indians by three runs, defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by six wickets, defeated RCB by 27 runs Kolkata Knight Riders (second): defeated RCB by 82 runs, lost to Gujarat Lions by four wickets, defeated Delhi Daredevils by four wickets In the news Knight Riders will be without Nathan Coulter-Nile, who in their previous game bowled Royal Challengers Bangalore out for 49 which is the lowest total in IPL history. The 29-year old seamer has not travelled with the team to Pune, with captain Gautam Gambhir citing workload management as the reason. Coulter-Nile's absence means either Shakib Al Hasan or Trent Boult could return to the team. Colin de Grandhomme hasn't fired with the bat but his three-wicket haul on Sunday has boosted his chances of retaining his place. The likely XIs Rising Pune Supergiant 1 Ajinkya Rahane, 2 Rahul Tripathi, 3 Steven Smith (capt), 4 Ben Stokes, 5 MS Dhoni (wk), 6 Manoj Tiwary, 7 Dan Christian, 8 Washington Sundar, 9 Shardul Thakur, 10 Imran Tahir, 11 Jaydev Unadkat Kolkata Knight Riders 1 Gautam Gambhir (capt), 2 Sunil Narine, 3 Robin Uthappa (wk), 4 Manish Pandey, 5 Yusuf Pathan 6 Suryakumar Yadav, 7 Colin de Grandhomme, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 Umesh Yadav, 10 Trent Boult/Shakib Al Hasan, 11 Kuldeep Yadav Strategy Punt Overall in the IPL, Sunil Narine smashes spin at a strike-rate of 233 but pace at only 126. But this season, with his promotion to opener, he has smashed fast bowlers for 93 runs off 53 deliveries. So perhaps there is a case for Rising Pune to take pace off the ball and use Imran Tahir or Washington Sundar against him. Stats that matter Manoj Tiwary has scored 139 runs off 82 balls, at a strike-rate of 167.07. He has been dismissed only three times in his last nine T20 innings, and has been hitting a boundary every four balls. Ajinkya Rahane has smashed Umesh Yadav for 54 runs in 38 balls without ever being dismissed in the IPL. Spinners have been more effective than seamers at MCA stadium this season. They have given away only 6.97 runs per over, taking a wicket every 19.42 runs. Seamers have leaked 9.50 runs an over, taking a wicket every 42.61 runs.
  14. On a roll after a six-game winning streak, high-flying Mumbai Indians (MI) will take on a resurgent Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS), their only conquerors in IPL season 10, in a potentially high-voltage clash here today Squads Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (captain), Jasprit Bumrah, Jos Buttler, Shreyas Gopal, Krishnappa Gowtham, Asela Gunaratne, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell Johnson, Kulwant Khejroliya, Siddhesh Lad, Mitchell McClenaghan, Lasith Malinga, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Parthiv Patel (wicketkeeper), Kieron Pollard, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Punia, Nitish Rana, Ambati Rayudu, Jitesh Sharma, Karn Sharma, Lendl Simmons, Tim Southee, Jagadeesha Suchith, Saurabh Tiwary, R Vinay Kumar. Rising Pune Supergiant: Steve Smith (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Ashok Dinda, Faf du Plessis, Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Sharma, Baba Aparajith, Ankush Bains, Rajat Bhatia, Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar, Daniel Christian, Lockie Ferguson, Imran Tahir, Jaskaran Singh, Usman Khawaja, Saurabh Kumar, Ben Stokes, Washington Sundar, Milind Tandon, Manoj Tiwary, Adam Zampa, Jaydev Unadkat, Ishwar Pandey, Rahul Tripathi, Shardul Thakur.

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