Rising Pune Supergiant will take on Kings XI Punjab at Indore    BCCI
Rising Pune Supergiant will take on Kings XI Punjab at their adopted home in Indore BCCI

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will start their campaign in Indian Premier League (IPL) 10 against Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) at their new home venue, Indore. The live cricket telecast of all the matches of IPL 10 will be available on Set Max, Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD. The live online streaming of all the IPL 2017 matches will be available at ESPN, SonyLIV and Hotstar. KXIP will be hoping for a fine start under their new leader Glenn Maxwell. Full Cricket Scorecard, Kings XI Punjab vs Rising Pune Supergiant, IPL 2017, Match 4

On the other hand, RPS will be confident coming into this game after scripting a 7-wicket win over Mumbai Indians (MI). Steven Smith side won a thrilling encounter in the last over courtesy their skipper’s unbeaten 84 and grabbed two essential points. After languishing at the bottom half in 2016, RPS will be content with the start they are off to. KXIP, who finished at 8th spot in IPL 2016, will like to take a leaf out of their opponent and script a similar beginning.

The key players from RPS will be Ben Stokes, Imran Tahir, MS Dhoni, Ajinkya Rahane and Smith. Tahir, Rahane and Smith laid the foundation for Thursday’s victory and will like to move in same stead. For KXIP, Maxwell, David Miller, Eoin Morgan and Marcus Stoinis will form the fulcrum of their line-up, but their main worry lies in the bowling department. Gujarat Lions (GL) faced the brunt of an inexperienced bowling line-up against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Friday and KXIP will be wary of it.

Expect another cliffhanger in the tenth edition of the cash-rich league with Indore playing host for the first time.