RISING PUNE SUPERGIANTS
Sanjiv Goenka owned New Rising’s Rising Pune Supergiants will be led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the upcoming VIVO Indian Premier League 2016.
Rising Pune Supergiants will be based in Pune and Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium will be their home ground.
New Zealand’s Stephen Fleming has been appointed as the head coach of Rising Pune Supergiants while Hrishikesh Kanitkar has been selected as the assistant coach and South Africa’s Eric Simons has been hired as the bowling coach.
Squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Baba Aparajith, Murugan Ashwin, Rajat Bhatia, Deepak Chahar, Francois du Plessis, Jaskaran Singh, Albie Morkel, Irfan Pathan, Kevin Pietersen, Ishant Sharma, Steve Smith, Adam Zampa, Ankit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ankush Bains, Scott Boland, Ashok Dinda, Peter Handscomb, Mitchell Marsh, Ishwar Pandey, Thisara Perera, Ajinkya Rahane, Rudra Pratap Singh, Saurabh Tiwary.
Rising Pune Supergiants’ squad consists of 25 players, in which 16 are Indian players and 9 are foreign players.
Probable XI: Mahendra Singh Dhoni(C/Wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane, Irfan Pathan, Murugan Ashwin, Saurabh Tiwary, Ishwar Pandey, Kevin Pietersen, Steve Smith, Francois du Plessis, Mitchell Marsh.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni led Rising Pune Supergiants will debut in the 2016 Indian Premier League against Rohit Sharma led Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on 9th April, 2016.