RPS are at the bottom of the IPL standings with 6 points from 12 games © AFP
RPS are at the bottom of the IPL standings with 6 points from 12 games © AFP

Already eliminated Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) are set to host playoffs aspirants Delhi Daredevils  (DD) in Match 49 of IPL 2016 at Visakhapatnam. RPS, along with Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), have been knocked out of the tournament. The new entrants this season have failed to show any spark. Having won their first game against current champions Mumbai Indians, RPS season have been on a downward spiral since then, which has been marred by injuries. The visitors DD will see this game as a must-win, considering the win of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) yesterday. At one point they were sitting pretty with 5 wins from 7. But 3 losses in 4 games has put them in a very tough situation. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Rising Pune Supergiants vs Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2016, Match 49 at Visakhapatnam

RPS have had a horrible first season, winning just three of their 12 games. Under the leadership of the most successful IPL captain MS Dhoni, they have struggled to get going. Injuries to Steven Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Kevin Pietersen and Faf du Plessis has not helped the cause. But still, overall they have been very poor. Apart from Ajinkya Rahane, no other player has really stepped up. The skipper himself has been pretty ordinary, which was exemplified by his shocker innings of 8 from 22 balls against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).

Delhi Daredevils on the other hand have to win this game at all cost. A good first half of the season seemed certain for them to qualify for playoffs. But since then, poor team selection and lack of performance from Indian batters has put them in a precarious situation, needing at least 2 wins from remaining three matches. They will again depend of brilliance of Quinton de Kock at the top.