Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are all set to lock horns with Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) in Indian Premier League (IPL) match No. 17 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore on Sunday. The live cricket telecast of all the matches of IPL 10 will be available on Set Max, Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD. The live online streaming of all the IPL 2017 matches will be available at ESPN, SonyLIV and Hotstar. This is the second match of Sunday as Gujarat Lions (GL) have already faced Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai for the first match of the day. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD, RCB vs RPS – Match 17
Both RCB and RPS desperately need a win in this match as they have already lost three out of their four matches so far in IPL 2017. RCB received a major boost in the previous match against Mumbai Indians (MI) as Virat Kohli was back in action with a brilliant fifty. However despite Kohli’s performance and Samuel Badree’s hat-trick, RCB lost the match by 4 wickets, thanks to Kieron Pollard’s 47-ball 70.
RCB are known for their explosive batting line-up, but have not been able to put up those big totals on the board. Royal Challengers Bangalore did score 172 in their first match against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), yet fell 35 runs short. After that, Royal Challengers Bangalore have scored just 157, 148 and 142 due to which they have often struggled. All in all, expect a cracker of a contest in this so called festival of India.
On the other hand, despite having most of their players at their perusal, RPS have generally struggled. Steven Smith has been among runs but the form of MS Dhoni remains a concern for a team which is desperate to do well this season.