KKR is one of these teams who are locked in the mid-spot in the points table vying for a spot in the play-offs. With the competition being intense for play-offs, pressure will be high on the players and one is sure to see high intensity on the field. In this context, Gautam Gambhir and company will believe the 5-day they’ve had since their defeat to the Gujarat Lions has come at the right time. The team will be well-rested heading into this critical phase, refreshed and re-energised, and be all pumped up to seal their place in the top four Positions.
On the other hand it has not been a memorable ipl debut for MS Dhoni led Rising Pune SuperGiants. with more than ten days remaining in the regular league phase, MS Dhoni and team are already out of contention from the Playoffs. RPS have only three wins from eleven matches, and even if they win their remaining three matches, they can only get to 12 points, which will not be sufficient to take them to the next stage. Despite that, RPS need to believe – they will want to come out and give their best, for the sake of their fans, for their owners and most importantly to keep their confidence intact.
Though they cannot make it to the Playoffs, RPS still play an important part in the tournament, for they could influence the fate of other teams who are vying for those Playoff spots.