We at cricpick always provide you right match predictions which does help you in winning games based on fantasy. Here is our prediction post for match number 39 of VIVO IPL season 10 which is to be played between Rampaging Rising Pune Supergiant and struggling Gujarat Lions.
Gujarat Lions showed tremendous courage the other day against Mumbai Indians to pull that match to the super over when things were looking gloomy for them in the middle stage. Lions are struggling this season and languishing at number 6 in the points tally with all their next matches being do or die games. They will have to win all their remaining games from here on otherwise they will be the second team to get eliminated after Royal challengers Bangalore. On the other hand, Smith drove Rising Pune Supergiant have come back strongly in the tournament and looking very likely to be the fourth team to qualify.
Last time when these two teams took on each other, GL tamed Supergiant in their home ground with Tye taking a hattrick to derail Pune. But unfortunately Tye has got himself injured and will not be available anymore which is going to be a huge setback for Gujarat Lions who are already struggling with their bowling however, Faulkner and Thampi have shown some control. Batting always has been their strength with top four being their stalwarts. Finch, Mccullum, Raina and Dinesh Karthik have the ability to take on any bowling lineup.
Meanwhile Rising Pune supergiant have come back strongly in the tournament and are now placed at fourth with 5 wins out of 9. Rahul Tripathi has been in some form and is leading their batting beautifully. Rahane, Smith and Dhoni have contributed in their scoreboard, however not the way they must want to. Bowling from RPS has come good in last few games as they restricted RCB to just 96 runs which was a stunning effort. Imran Tahir has always been tough to hit and now he is getting good support from bowlers like Unadkat and Washington Sundar.
Head to head:-
Gujarat Lions squad:-
Suresh Raina(c), Ravindra Jadeja, James Faulkner, Brendon McCullum, Aaron Finch, Dwayne Smith, Dinesh Karthik, Dhawal Kulkarni, Praveen Kumar, Andrew Tye, Ishan Kishan, Pradeep Sangwan, Shivil Koushik, Shadab Bashir Jakati, Jaydev Shah, Manpreet Gony, Nathu Singh, Jason Roy, Munaf Patel, Chirag Suri, Akshdeep Nath, Basil Thampi, Shubham Agarwal, Tejas Baroka, Pratham Singh, Shelley Sanjay Kumar Shaurya, Dwayne Bravo.
Rising Pune Supergiant Squad
Steven Smith (Captain), MA Agarwal, Ankit Sharma, B Aparajith, AK Bains, R Bhatia, DL Chahar, RD Chahar, Daniel Christian, MS Dhoni, AB Dinda, F du Plessis, LH Ferguson, Imran Tahir, Jaskaran Singh, Usman Khawaja, IC Pandey, AM Rahane, Saurabh Kumar, BA Stokes, M Tandon, SN Thakur, MK Tiwary, RA Tripathi, JD Unadkat, Washington Sundar, A Zampa.
Match venue: Mahabharata cricket association stadium, Pune
Match time:20:00 IST
So who will today Gujrat Lions vs. Rising Pune supergiant IPL 39th match?
[sociallocker id=915]Who will win the toss? – GL
Who will win the match? – RPS[/sociallocker]