Rising Pune Supergiant have made news even before the season commences. First, they sacked MS Dhoni as their captain and then splashed huge cash for English all-rounder Ben Stokes.
Steven Smith has been appointed captain of the side which struggled big time in the previous season. Also, they could be playing their final season as an IPL franchise and hence they should look to go for the kill this time around.
Rising Pune SupergiantsMS Dhoni, Ajinkya Rahane, R Ashwin, Ashok Dinda, Ankush Bains, Baba Aparajith, Rajat Bhatia, Ankit Sharma, Ishwar Pandey, Jaskaran Singh, Deepak Chahar, Mayank Agarwal. Steve Smith, Faf du Plessis, Mitchell Marsh, Adam Zampa, Usman Khawaja, Ben Stokes, Jaydev Unadkat, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Kumar, Dan Christian, Milind, Tandon, Rahul Tripathi, Manoj Tiwary and Lockie Ferguson.
The defending champions, Sunrisers Hyderabad is one of the balanced unit in the Indian Premier League. Sunrisers Hyderabad team is also called as ‘Orange Army’. The team Sunrisers Hyderabad is owned by Kalanitihi Maran of Sun TV channel Network. The team was founded in 2012 as a replacement for Deccan Chargers. The team is led by David Warner and is coached by Tom Moody. The defending champions would be looking to start their defence on a good note. The home ground for SRH would be Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium of Hyderabad.