Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) are going to play the 30th match of ongoing Indian Premier League 2017 tournament. The game is about to be played at Maharashtra Cricket Association stadium located in Pune. The match is scheduled to commence at 8:00 PM, according to local time on 26th April 2017. For both teams, this will be eighth match of this year’s IPL tournament.
Kolkata Knight Riders has been a consistent performer throughout this domestic cricket league. Showcasing excellent performances in all matches, team KKR won five matches out of seven games. Led by Gautam Gambhir, KKR secured second position in IPL 2017 points table. The team has earned 10 points with the victories in 5 matches. Team KKR, which has +1.177 net run rate, lost against Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Lions in ongoing IPL tournament.
On other side, Rising Pune Supergiants kicked off its journey in this IPL by winning the first game which was played against Mumbai Indians on 6th April. Captained by Australian cricketer Steven Smith, team RPS failed to maintain consistency in its performance in this competition of fastest format of cricket. The team played seven matches and managed to win four games.
RPS defeated Mumbai Indians for second time in its previous match played at Wankhede stadium on 25th April. The team lost against Kings XI Punjab, Delhi Daredevils and Gujarat Lions. Presently, RPS holds fourth rank in IPL 2017 points table with a net run rate of -0.627. Victory in this 30th match is important for both teams so as to maintain their positions among to four teams in points table.