Rising Pune Supergiants are in seventh position while Kings XI Punjab are in eighth position. Both these teams will be desperate to avoid the wooden spoon as they look to end their woeful IPL campaign on a high.
The two teams at the bottom of the table face off in what is an inconsequential game. The Pune side's first outing in the IPL turned out to be a disaster, with the team failing to perform on all fronts. Injuries to key foreign players like Kevin Pietersen, Faf du Plessis, Steve Smith and Mitchell Marsh undoubtedly hurt them.
This is the first time skipper MS Dhoni is not competing for honours since the inception of the IPL in 2008. They come into this clash on the back of a win over Delhi in their last game and in Ajinkya Rahane and Adam Zampa they have two players who are in brilliant form. Expect the team to give it their all and play for pride in a game where a win will ensure that they do not finish at the bottom of the table.
Kings XI Punjab have looked out of sorts. They needed to change their captain midway, which has helped as results have picked up, but key players have failed to fire. David Miller and Glenn Maxwell have both struggled, scoring just 154 and 179 respectively. Skipper Murali Vijay has been the lone batsman to stand up, scoring 394 runs so far, while the bowlers have been the only good part of their campaign so far.
Sandeep Sharma, Mohit Sharma and Axar Patel have chipped in with wickets at crucial times. The death bowling especially by the Sharma duo has been impressive.
Rising Pune Supergiants vs Kings XI Punjab live streaming, live scoreRising Pune Supergiants
Possible XI: Ajinkya Rahane, Usman Khawaja, Sourabh Tiwary, George Bailey, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Irfan Pathan, Thisara Perera, R Ashwin, Adam Zampa, Ashok Dinda, Deepak Chahar.
Kings XI Punjab
Possible XI: Hashim Amla, Murali Vijay (c), Wriddhiman Saha, Manan Vohra, David Miller, Farhaan Behardien, Axar Patel, Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, Anureet Singh
Where to watch live
Match starts at 11.00am BST/3.30pm IST. Live coverage of the game is available on Sky Sports 5 and Sky Sports 5 HD in the UK. Sony Max, Sony Six and Sony ESPN will telecast it live in India.