Rising Pune Supergiants was launched in 2015 when it was confirmed that two Indian Premier League franchises Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals would not be a part of 2016 and 2017 IPL season due to match fixing allegations. Pune Supergiants were announced as the new IPLT20 team along with Gujarat Lions.
Indian skipper MS Dhoni was appointed captain of the team. MCA stadium in Pune is the official home ground for Pune team in the IPL.
Rising Pune Supergiants in Nutshell
|Captain||Mahendra Singh Dhoni|
|Home Ground||Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium|
IPL 2017 Auction
Rising Pune released some big names from 2016 IPL season before going into players auction for 2017 Vivo Indian Premier edition. Supergiants retained a total of 16 players including big names like skipper MS Dhoni, Steve Smith, Ajinkya Rahane, Faf du Plessis, Usman Khawaja and Ravi Ashwin.
Pune franchise released some big names like Kevin Pietersen, Ishant Sharma, Albie Morkel, George Bailey and Thisara Perera ahead of players auction.
RPS 2017 IPL Squad
Rising Pune Supergiants have got some top quality batsmen in the batting line-up in likes of Smith, Dhoni, Du Plessis, Rahane and Khawaja. Ravichandran Ashwin is there in the spin department. Team owners must look to buy some good fast bowlers in the upcoming vivo ipl players auction 2017 in February.
Rising Pune Supergiants Squad for Vivo IPL 2017
|1||Steve Smith (Captain)||Australia||Batsman|
|4||Faf Du Plessis||South Africa||Batsman|
|12||Lockie Ferguson||New Zealand||Bowler|
|24||Rahul Ajay Tripathi||India||All-Rounder|