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IPL 2017, RPS vs KKR: Face off

A stat by stat comparison of Rising Pune Supergiants and Kolkata Knight Riders before their clash in Pune tomorrow.

The two captains, Steve Smith and Gautam Gambhir are key batsman for their teams 

Rising Pune Supergiant host Kolkata Knight Riders at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. The Kolkata franchise are second in the standings while Pune have put aside their poor start to the season to jump to fourth. 

Having beaten Mumbai in their last encounter, Pune would go in confidently to face Kolkata at home. The Gambhir-led side bowled out Bangalore for the lowest ever IPL total and are not short on confidence themselves. 

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Both teams would look to continue their winning momentum in Pune and this makes it an enthralling contest to look forward to. Here, we take a look at the stats of their probable eleven and compare them purely on the basis of the IPL stats listed below. 

Rising Pune SupergiantKolkata Knight RidersWho’s Better
Ajinkya RahaneGautam GambhirEven-Stevens
Runs-2834, Avg-34.14, SR-121.27Runs-3878, Avg-31.27,SR-124.94 
Rahul TripathiSunil NarineKKR
Runs-178, Avg-35.6, SR-152.14Runs-168, Avg-14, SR-142.37
Wkts-89, Avg-19.92, Eco- 6.2
 
Steven SmithManish PandeyRPS
Runs-1455, Avg-37.31, SR-135.73Runs-2079, Avg-28.48, SR-120.87 
MS DhoniRobin UthappaEven-Stevens
Runs-3400, Avg-38.64, SR-137.71Runs-3575, Avg-29.55, SR-129.91 
Manoj TiwarySuryakumar YadavRPS
Runs-1461, Avg-29.83, SR-116.78Runs-547, Avg-20.26, SR-129.01 
Ben StokesYusuf PathanKKR
Runs-127, Avg-18.14, SR-136.56
Wkts-6, Avg-30.83, Eco-7.4
Runs-2866, Avg-30.82, SR-146.37
Wkts-41, Avg-33.39, Eco-7.35
 
Dan ChristianColin de GrandhommeRPS
Runs-367, Avg-18.35, SR- 118.39
Wkts-21, Avg-34, Eco-7.96
Runs-1, Avg-0.33, SR-16.67
Wkts-4, Avg-7.75, Eco-6.64
 
Washington SundarChris WoakesKKR
Wkts-1, Avg-45, Eco-6 .43Runs-31, Avg-10.33, SR-88.57
Wkts-10, Avg-20.5, Eco-9.32
 
Shardul ThakurUmesh YadavKKR
Wkts-5, Avg-33.2, Eco-9.76Wkts-81, Avg-30.15, Eco-8.43 
Jaydev UnadkatNathan Coulter-NileKKR
Wkts-37, Avg-29.54, Eco-8.44Wkts-29, Avg-19.83, Eco-7.58 
Imran TahirKuldeep YadavRPS
Wkts-39, Avg-21.51, Eco-8.45Wkts-12, Avg-20.42, Eco-7.9 

RPS 4 - 5 KKR

While Kolkata seem to have the edge from the analysis based on stats, Pune's recent form suggests that they are no pushovers. While much of Kolkata's success has come at home, it remains to be seen how effective their new pace attack is outside the relaid pitch in Eden. 

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