Gujarat Lions (GL) and Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) are set to confront in the 39th match of ongoing Indian Premier League 2017. The match is scheduled to start at 8:00 PM on 1st May this year. The game will be played at Maharashtra Cricket Association stadium located in Pune. Gujarat Lions needs to win this game so as to see an improvement in its rank in IPL 2017 points table.
Both teams will be playing their eleventh match in this domestic cricket tournament. Pune’s team has played ten matches and succeeded in clinching victory in 6 matches. Led by Australian cricketer Steven Smith, team RPS earned 12 points and achieved fourth rank in the points table. The team’s present net run rate is -0.179.
On other side, Gujarat’s team also played ten matches in this league. Led by Suresh Raina, GL won three games and lost seven matches. The team currently holds sixth place in IPL 2017 points table. In order to hike its 6th rank, the team needs to win this match as well as the forthcoming games.
For the today’s match, Suresh Raina and Steven Smith haven’t made any major changes in their teams. GL and RPS have earlier clashed in 13th match of IPL 2017. In that match, Gujarat Lions defeated rival team Rising Pune Supergiants by 7 wickets. The two teams are expected to perform well in this match and try their best to achieve victory.