Rising Pune Supergiants are already out of contention from qualifying for the Playoffs, will still be as desperate for a win as Delhi Daredevils. They will want to win because there is more than just pride at stake. Confidence can do funny things to sportsmen and it is therefore RPS will want to win just to reaffirm to themselves first, and then to their owners and fans, that they belong at this level.
Delhi have 12 points out of 11 matches played and it is not yet a do-or-die situation from them as they are required to win 2 out of their 3 remaining matches to stand a chance to qualify for the play-offs. The young side of Delhi has performed beyond expectations, but the constant changes made to the squad has hurt them in some games. The biggest challenge for them would be identifying a playing XI as they come into three important games of the season.