KXIP vs RPS: Punjab vs Pune IPL Live Streaming – 8th April 2017- Kings XI Punjab and Rising Pune Supergiant go head to head at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore. With so many big players to choose from, we give you some of the top picks that could give you the bragging rights over your friends. Both the teams have some exceptional batsmen and bowlers to help them win any match on any given day. While Punjab has started off its journey right from the first year of the IPL, Pune started off with their encounter the last year. Both the teams have not been able to live up to the expectation of the fans. While on one hand Punjab is yet to win a title, Rising Pune Supergiants concluded at the lower end of the table in its first season last year. However, still there will be a few tussles that one would keep their eyes on in the match.
KXIP vs RPS Match Detail of IPL 2017
Time: 4:00 pm
Date: 8th April 2017
Venue: Holkar Cricket Stadium Indore
KXIP vs RPS Prediction
Rising Pune Supergiants to win
KXIP vs RPS Betting Odds (betfair)
- Kings XI Punjab to win: 6/5
- Rising Pune Supergiants to win: 5/8
KXIP vs RPS Team News
Kings XI Punjab Team
HM Amla, M Vohra, WP Saha†, GJ Maxwell*, DA Miller, MP Stoinis, AR Patel, Swapnil Singh, MM Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan
Rising Pune Supergiant Team
AM Rahane, MA Agarwal, SPD Smith*, MS Dhoni†, BA Stokes, MK Tiwary, R Bhatia, RD Chahar, DT Christian, Imran Tahir, AB Dinda
Punjab have finished at the bottom of the table for the last two seasons and will be looking to change their fortunes this time around. With the firepower in their batting and bowling line-up, they look a well-balanced side and could go on to challenged for the title if they play their cards right. With 23.3 crores to spend in the auction, Punjab made the most of it as they purchased England limited overs captain Eoin Morgan and New Zealand’s Martin Guptill in the batting department. They also purchased T Natarajan who had a spectacular domestic season in India. Pune, on the other hand, put last season’s woes behind them as they defeated Mumbai in their 1st match of the season thanks to a spectacular knock by captain Steve Smith. The area of concern for them was Ashok Dinda who conceded 57 runs in his four overs
With a host of international batting superstars in their line-up, KXIP could go on to post a huge total if they bat first, or even chase down a huge total. With Glenn Maxwell most likely to open the innings along with the talented Manan Vohra, he will look to take the attack to the opposition bowlers from the very beginning. If he go on its own flow, we all know how dangerous he can be.The middle order looks well balanced and extremely dangerous as well with Wriddhiman Saha, Eoin Morgan, and David Miller most likely to play. With Axar Patel and Marcus Stoinis lower down the order, they could provide the finishing touch.
If RPS bat first:
Ajinkya Rahane got Pune off to a brilliant start yesterday and will be looking to continue his great run of form against the Punjab bowling line-up. Steve Smith is in the form of his life and with the way he is going, it’s as if everything he touches turns to gold. In the middle order batsman Ben Stokes and MS Dhoni, Pune could be well assured of a good batting performance.
The Holkar Cricket Stadium will be hosting its first IPL game in six years since last hosting two games back in 2011. Both of those games were won by the side batting second and so the team that wins the toss in this match may want to bowl first. KXIP, in their last five matches in the previous edition, won the toss four times and so we predict them to win the toss here on Saturday.
batsman’s glory Holkar stadium most likely to be a batsman fever pitch, we could expect a high scoring match given the fact that the batting firepower of both the sides. Being the underdogs, KXIP do not have a lot of pressure on their shoulders and with their strong line-up, they would probably go on to hand Steve Smith his first defeat of the season.
KXIP vs RPS live TV Channel
KXIP vs RPS is schedule for a 4pm IST (11.30am BST) start. TV and live streaming information of the match is below.
India: TV: Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD (Tamil, Telugu, Bengali), Sony Max (Hindi). Live Streaming: Hotstar.
USA: TV: Willow TV. Live Streaming: Willow TV Online.
UK: TV: Sky Sports 3. Live Streaming: Watch Sky Sports.
Middle East: TV: OSN Sports Cricket HD. Live Streaming: OSN Play.
South Africa: TV: SuperSport Two. Live Streaming: SuperSport Live Video.