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IPL 2017: 5 reasons for the resurgence of Rising Punesupergiant (RPS)

From finishing 7th last year to finishing 2nd this year, it has been quite the turnaround for the team.

Top 5 / Top 10 15 May 2017, 20:17 IST

The Rising Pune Supergiant had a forgettable Season 1 in the Indian Premier League, when they finished seventh on the table. However, Season 2 of the carnival has seen them revive their fortunes and how.

9 wins in 14 matches has meant that they finished second on the table and as a result made their way to the Playoffs.

Here are five reasons why they have made such a stupendous comeback in the IPL:

5.Fully fit squad for the whole campaign

RPS were fortunate to have had a full strength squad this time

Last season, the Supergiants(as they were called) suffered because of a spate of injuries. Steve Smith, Faf du Plessis and several other key players could not play as big a role as they would have liked.

But this year, with a full strength squad, under a new leader, the Supergiant have shown what they are capable of. Smith at the top of the order has made major contributions. The bowling with Imran Tahir leading from the front after coming into the squad as a replacement for the injured Mitchell Marsh and others also chipping meant that Pune got the chance to show their true colours on the field and as a result of that, they now find themselves in the position where they could win their maiden IPL title.

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