Rising Pune Supergiants Squad for IPL 10 2017
Rising Pune Super giants Team Players
Pune team in IPL 2017 is placed here. Rising Pune Supergiants were one of the two new teams who entered last season of the Indian Premier League. On paper, they had a perfect recipe for success and many may have even thought that they’d quite possibly go the distance. Led by the iconic captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the team was in good hands ever since the beginning. But poor form and a surge of injuries led the Supergiants to a seventh place finish in the table. Steve Smith will replace MS Dhoni as RPS captain for this season. The franchise owners have also decided to change the team name to Rising Pune Supergiant. Pune ipl team players 2017 list is placed below.
Considering their batting line-up, the side had some of the best performers – Faf du Plessis, Kevin Pietersen and Steve Smith. However, all three of them succumbed to some sort of injury which ruled them out of play quite early in the season. They were dealt another blow when Mitchell Marsh too was bit by the injury bug. However, the good news is Imran Tahir joins the team as a replacement for Mitchell Marsh.
With all their key overseas players gone, it was up to Dhoni and rest to take the team to the playoffs. But they couldn’t do enough, given that they won only five of their 14 league games.
Batting wise, Ajinkya Rahane proved to be the most valuable player for the team, having scored 480 runs in 14 innings. The next in the line was Dhoni, who scored 284 runs in 12 innings. The rest of them weren’t all that consistent. Although it is worth mentioning that the Supergiants brought in the rising Australian batsman Usman Khawaja, who is set to dominate the stage in the coming years.
In the bowing department, it was Adam Zampa who turned out to be the best bowler. With 12 wickets in just five innings, his best feat is quite remarkable, which came against the champions Sunrisers Hyderabad. Adam Zampa’s 6/19 in four spells against Sunrisers Hyderabad was definitely sensational, which gave him the man of the match award despite his side’s defeat. Apart from him, R Ashwin and Ashok Dinda too did a decent job, sharing 21 wickets between them.
After being knocked out mathematically, they moved on to play for pride and ended up winning their final two games against the Daredevils and Punjab. Dhoni’s knock of 23 in the final over against Punjab in their last game of the season gave the fans something to cheer for However, despite a poor season, the team didn’t fail to entertain, as fans across the venues got to witness some quality cricket action.
This year though, RPS will be desperate for payback and revival as they have roped in Ben Stokes for a record sum of INR 14.5 million. The English all-rounder has recently had a great tour of India and RPS would hope that he repeats the same kind of performance for the team in the coming season.
What is interesting is that the team has bothered to spend such an amount despite the fact that they themselves are a temporary fixture in the league. We can certainly expect this side to come back with a vengeance this season and play to their fullest ability in IPL. 2017 IPL Pune team list is placed below.
Rising Pune Supergiants
Pune IPL team 2017 squad is placed below;
|INDIAN PLAYERS||FOREIGN PLAYERS|
|MS Dhoni||Steve Smith (captain)|
|Ajinkya Rahane||Faf du Plessis|
|Ashok Dinda||Adam Zampa|
|R Ashwin||Lockie Ferguson|
|Jaskaran Singh||Usman Khawaja|
|Baba Aparajith||Ben Stokes|
|Ishwar Pandey||Daniel Christian|
|Ankush Bains||Imran Tahir (replacement for injured Mitchell Marsh)|