IPL 2016: Rising Pune Supergiants Team Profile

first_imgRising Pune Supergiants are one of the two franchises that will make their debuts in the season 9 of the Indian Premier League, replacing the Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, who have been suspended for a period of two years due to the involvement of their owners in spot-fixing.Owned by Kolkata-based industrialist Sanjeev Goenka, the Supergiants will be led by none other than India’s charismatic limited-overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and will be coached by former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming.Apart from Dhoni, the team also has the likes of Mitchell Marsh, Kevin Pietersen, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin and the two overseas skippers in Fa du Plessis and Steve Smith at their disposal.With Pune’s MCA stadium as their home ground, the Supergiants will be the second team from the state of Maharashtra along with Mumbai Indians to compete in the tournament. The Supergiants will take on local rivals Mumbai Indians in the IPL 9 opener on April 8.The franchise will hope that Fleming and Dhoni, who weaved magic during their eight-year stay at the CSK, can replicate the same success for them. The duo led the CSK to two successive IPL triumphs and as many Champions League trophies that made the Chennai outfit one of the top teams in the lucrative league.The team’s support staff include Eric Simmons as the bowling coach and former India cap Hrishikesh Kanitkar as the assistant coach.Full Squad:MS Dhoni (Captain),  R Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane, Steve Smith, Faf du Plessis, Ishant Sharma, Irfan Pathan, Kevin Pietersen, Mitchell Marsh, RP Singh, Ankit Sharma, Rajat Bhatia, Ishwar Pandey, Murugan Ashwin, Ankush Bains, Peter Handscomb, Thisara Perrera, Baba Aparajith, Deepak Chahar, Ashok Dinda, Scott Boland, Adam Zampa, Jaskaran Singhadvertisementlast_img

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