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Rising Pune Supergiant RPS| IPL 2020 Full Squad

RPS IPL 2020 Full Squad| List of Players and Stats

The Rising Pune Supergiant (often abbreviated as RPS) was a franchise cricket team based in Pune, Maharashtra, that played in the Indian Premier League in 2016 and 2017. It was the second team representing Pune after Pune Warriors India. The team along with Gujarat Lions featured as two-season replacements for Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, who were suspended due to their involvement in illegal betting by their respective owners.

Coach: Stephen Fleming

Owner: Sanjiv Goenka (RPG Group)

Home Stadium: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune

Capitan Name: Steve Smith(2017), MS Dhoni (2016)

Usman Khawaja

Players Name: Steven Smith,Mayank Agarwal,Ankit Sharma,Baba Aparajith,Ankush Bains,Rajat Bhatia,Deepak Chahar,Rahul Chahar,Daniel Christian,MS Dhoni,Ashok Dinda,Faf du Plessis,Lockie Ferguson,Imran Tahir,Jaskaran Singh,Usman Khawaja,Ishwar Pandey,Ajinkya Rahane,Saurabh Kumar,Ben Stokes,Milind Tandon,Shardul Thakur,Manoj Tiwary,Rahul Tripathi,Jaydev Unadkat,Washington Sundar,Adam Zampa,Ravichandran Ashwin,Mitchell Marsh

History Of Rising Pune Supergiant:

The Rising Pune Supergiant franchise is owned by RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group controlled by Sanjiv Goenka. The team name was announced (as Rising Pune Supergiants) on 18 January 2016 by Goenka in Kolkata and Raghu Iyer was appointed CEO.The owners changed the team name to Rising Pune Supergiant on 26 March 2017. The team lost the 2017 IPL Final to Mumbai Indians by 1 run, which was the team’s last game in the IPL.

Baba Aparajith

Pune Supergiant stats by each IPL

YEAR FINAL STANDING
2016 Group stage
2017 Runners-up

Controversies of Rising Pune Supergiant:

  • Rising Pune Supergiant began their VIVO IPL 10 campaign under their new captain Steven Smith. The young Australian cricketer who replaced Mahendra Singh Dhoni was happy to start the 10th edition of Indian Premier League with a motivating 7-wicket win over Mumbai Indians at the MCA Stadium in Pune. But RPS owners frenzy celebration did not go down well with the Dhoni fans who are still irked over the IPL team s decision to replace tournament s most successful captain. Harsh Goenka, the chairman of RPG Enterprises and brother of RPS owner Sanjiv Goenka went all out to post a controversial tweet post his franchise s first win VIVO IPL 2017 season. He posted about Steven Smith overshadowing MS Dhoni, and all hells broke loose on the micro-blogging platform! MS Dhoni burns Kevin Pietersen with savage reply to the English cricketer s I am a better golfer than him comment!.
  • Rising Pune Supergiant began their VIVO IPL 10 campaign under their new captain Steven Smith. The young Australian cricketer who replaced Mahendra Singh Dhoni was happy to start the 10th edition of Indian Premier League with a motivating 7-wicket win over Mumbai Indians at the MCA Stadium in Pune. But RPS owners frenzy celebration did not go down well with the Dhoni fans who are still irked over the IPL team s decision to replace tournament s most successful captain. Harsh Goenka, the chairman of RPG Enterprises and brother of RPS owner Sanjiv Goenka went all out to post a controversial tweet post his franchise s first win VIVO IPL 2017 season. He posted about Steven Smith overshadowing MS Dhoni, and all hells broke loose on the micro-blogging platform! MS Dhoni burns Kevin Pietersen with savage reply to the English cricketer s I am a better golfer than him comment!.
  •  Dhoni who is one of the most respected cricketers enjoys a wide fan following in India and across the cricket playing nations. The 35-year-old has proved himself to be a team man first on every occasion he took to the field for his side. Seeing a tweet from the Rising Pune Supergiant management, Dhoni is a part of is foolish beyond words, echoes the sentiments of Dhoni fans on Twitter.
  • Harsh Goenka tried to mellow down the heated stand and correct his folly by tweeting in favour of Dhoni in his replies to angry (justified) cricket buffs. He wrote, You are right. Dhoni is a great batsman. But today was Smiths day. Another one of his damage control tweets read: I agree with you, Dhoni is a star. Has led India to glory. And the whole nation including me consider him my hero. Unfortunately, this did not have many results on King Dhoni fans who were in no mood to be pacified. Poor Mr Goenka’s most recent tweet read: Clear conscience is the best pillow for a sound sleep.

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