Rising Pune Supergiants Team Squad, RPS Players List, IPL Fixtures 2016. The Rising Pune Supergiants aka RPS is a new t20 team to be participate in the Indian Premier League from 2016 for only two seasons. The team will serve as one of the replacements for Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, who were both suspended for two seasons due to illegal betting by their respective owners. The franchise is owned by Sanjiv Goenka-led New Rising. The team name was announced on 18 January 2016 by Sanjiv Goenka at Kolkata. Raghu Iyer was appointed CEO for the Supergiants.
Sanjiv Goenka has declared former Rajasthan Royals official Raghu Iyer as the CEO of sports vertical of the group. Apart from cricket, the group has 50 per cent controlling stake in Kolkata franchise, Atletico de Kolkata of Indian Super League (ISL) football tournament. The group is also keen to expand its sports business.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels ‘different’ about captaining a new team in the Indian Premier League for the first time in eight years and says he has not moved on from his days at the now suspended Chennai Super Kings. The group has already been roped in Stephen Fleming as the head coach. The Fleming-Dhoni duo has already worked for the now-suspended Chennai Super Kings franchise.
Rising Pune Supergiants Team Squad IPL 2016
Dhoni will lead a star-studded side that will have Aussie skipper Steve Smith, South African skipper Faf du Plessis beside the Indian experienced duo of Ajinkya Rahane and R Ashwin. South Africa allrounder Albie Morkel and Jharkhand batsman Saurabh Tiwary will play for the Rising Pune Supergiants in the IPL 2016. The pair had played for the Delhi Daredevils franchise in IPL 2015.
Rising Pune Supergiants IPL Team Squad: MS Dhoni, R Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane, Steve Smith, Faf du Plessis, Mitchell Marsh, M. Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Kevin Pietersen, Irfan Pathan, Thisara Perera, Rajat Bhatia, Ashok Dinda, Scott Boland, Peter Handscomb, Rudra Pratap Singh, Adam Zampa, Ishwar Chandra Pandey, Deepak Chahar, Jaskaran Singh, Baba Aparajith, Ankush Bains, Ankit Sharma,
Rising Pune Supergiants IPL Match Schedule 2016
9 April – Mumbai Indians vs Rising Pune Supergiants
14 April – Gujarat Lions vs Rising Pune Supergiants
17 April – Kings XI Punjab vs Rising Pune Supergiants
22 April – Rising Pune Supergiants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
24 April – Rising Pune Supergiants vs Kolkata Knight Riders
26 April – Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rising Pune Supergiants
29 April – Rising Pune Supergiants vs Gujarat Lions
1 May – Rising Pune Supergiants vs Mumbai Indians
5 May – Delhi Daredevils vs Rising Pune Supergiants
7 May – Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rising Pune Supergiants
10 May – Rising Pune Supergiants vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
14 May – Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rising Pune Supergiants
17 May – Rising Pune Supergiants vs Delhi Daredevils
21 May – Rising Pune Supergiants vs Kings XI Punjab