Pune opt to field sans Smith vs Daredevils
Pune, April 11 (IANS) Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane won the toss and opted to field against Delhi Daredevils (DD) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Tuesday.
Pune’s regular skipper Steve Smith is out of the tie with an upset stomach, while in-form batsman Manoj Tiwary, who lost his father this morning is also out.
Smith was replaced by South African Faf du Plessis while Maharashtra all-rounder Rahul Tripathi came in place of Tiwary. Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa was also included in place of Daniel Christian.
For the Daredevils, West Indian Carlos Brathwaite made way for New Zealand’s Corey Anderson.
Delhi Daredevils: Aditya Tare, Sam Billings, Karun Nair, Sanju Samson, Rishabh Pant (WK), Corey Anderson, Chris Morris, Pat Cummins, Amit Mishra, Shahbaz Nadeem, Zaheer Khan (Captain).
Rising Pune Supergiant: Ajinkya Rahane (Captain), Faf du Plessis, Mayank Agarwal, Rahul Tripathi, Ben Stokes, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (WK), Rajat Bhatia, Deepak Chahar, Adam Zampa, Ashok Dinda, Imran Tahir.