KXIP in IPL 2017, The team is jointly owned by leading Bollywood actress Preity Zinta, Wadia Group scion Ness Wadia, Dabur’s Mohit Burman and Karan Paul. The team plays its home matches at the PCA Stadium, Mohali. Sanjay Banger, the former player in Team India, is preparing himself to look in new avatar to become a coach of Kings XI Punjab in Indian Premier League 2017 .
During the auction, he is very happy for the decision of team to have Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Johnson. Mitchell Johnson played very well in last season for Mumbai Indians as he is considered to be the fastest bowler of the world. He is expecting his awe-inspiring form this season.
Rising Pune Supergiant begin their IPL 2017 campaign with a seven-wicket win over Mumbai Indians in Pune on Thursday. After putting Mumbai into bat, Pune were set a stiff 185-run target. RPS IPL 2017 Steve Smith’s unbeaten 84 helps Rising Pune Supergiant beat Mumbai Indians by seven wickets.
Rising Pune Supergiants vs Kinga XI Punjab
Match: KXIP vs RPS, 4th Match, Indian Premier League, 2017
Date: Saturday, April 08, 2017
Time: 16:00 AM GMT
Venue: Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
Stadium: Holkar Cricket Stadium
Hosts to: Madhya Pradesh
Kings XI Punjab Squad
GJ Maxwell (Captain), VR Aaron, HM Amla, Anureet Singh, Armaan Jaffer, KC Cariappa, MJ Guptill, Gurkeerat Singh, MJ Henry, SE Marsh, DA Miller, EJG Morgan, NS Naik, T Natarajan, AR Patel, WP Saha, P Sahu, DJG Sammy, Sandeep Sharma, I Sharma, MM Sharma, RK Singh, MP Stoinis, Swapnil Singh, R Tewatia, SN Thakur, M Vohra.
Rising Pune Supergiant Squad
Steve Smith (Captain), MA Agarwal, Ankit Sharma, B Aparajith, AK Bains, R Bhatia, DL Chahar, RD Chahar, DT Christian, MS Dhoni, AB Dinda, F du Plessis, LH Ferguson, Imran Tahir, Jaskaran Singh, UT Khawaja, AM Rahane, Saurabh Kumar, BA Stokes, M Tandon, MK Tiwary, JD Unadkat, A Zampa
Who will win 4th Match, Prediction, Preview
If you take a good look at the IPL tournament’s ranking you will find out that the Kings XI Punjab team is not at all in a good place. Having finished at the last position of the points table for consecutive two years, one can easily understand the team’s reluctance and concern as they face the Rising Pune Supergiants who have just bagged their first win this IPL season. The KXIP team will be having a young Glen Maxwell as the captain and the Holkar Cricket Stadium as their new home ground.
Punjab just needs a good formula for a good start whereas the Supergiants have already got their momentum with the bat as well as with the ball after their win against MI. But the game itself is pretty tricky. The game leaves everyone on the same level when it starts. Wining or loosing can only be decided when the match really gets the start.
Former Indian batsmen and director (cricket operations) of KXIP Virender Sehwag said that he wants his team to play aggressive this time. Sehwag has also confirmed the association of Ishant Sharma (who was not bought by any of the teams) in his team in place of Murali Vijay who is out injured. Sehwag says that IPL isn’t a game for batsmen only as most of the times the match was won by the bowlers, so they have picked Ishant Sharma who is well experienced with his bowling.
Sehwag also added that they have good batsmen like Martin Guptill, Glenn Maxwell, Eoin Morgan, Darren Sammy and David Miller who can win the match single-handedly.
Whereas the Supergiants’ former captain Steve Smith who has been penalised for his misconduct in the previous match says that they are quite happy with their team’s performance both in bowling and batting areas.
Who will win KXIP vs RPS, IPL 2017 4th Match?
Kings XI Punjab will kick off their IPL campaign with a face-off against Rising Pune Supergiant on April 8. This 4th fixture of the Indian Premier League will be played at Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore. Live action is scheduled to begin at 4 PM local time.
KXIP vs RPS 4th Match: Where to watch/Live streaming
TV channels: Set Max, Sony Six, Sky Sports
Live streaming: Bet365, Hotstar, Star Sports
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.