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IPL 2016: Kevin Pietersen looking forward to playing under MS Dhoni for Rising Pune Supergiants

New Delhi: Discarded England cricketer Kevin Pietersen is looking forward to another stint in the Indian Premier League (IPL), where he will be playing for new franchise Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) in the ninth edition of the tournament.

Pietersen, who has been one of the regular English cricketers in the tournament, wrote in a post on his Facebook page that he was looking forward to playing under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

"Not been in India for a few years. Really looking forward to it! The IPL is one helluva tournament. As good as it gets. Lots of, Melbourne Stars boys in our side which is GOLD! The Super Coach in charge & we're led by the the Boss, MSD!" he said.

The flamboyant right-hander has represented Deccan Chargers, Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the previous editions of IPL.

It will be the maiden tournament for the Pune-based franchise, which along with Gujarat Lions, have replaced suspended Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals for the next two years.

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IPL 2017 Points Table

TEAMS MP Won Lost Pts
MI 14 10 4 20
RPS 14 9 5 18
SRH 14 8 5 17
KKR 14 8 5 16
KXIP 14 7 7 14
DD 14 6 8 12
GL 14 4 10 8
RCB 14 3 10 7

ORANGE CAP

1 David Warner
SRH
641
Runs
2 Gautam Gambhir
KKR | 498 Runs
3 Shikhar Dhawan
SRH | 479 Runs

PURPLE CAP

1 Bhuvneshwar Kumar
SRH
26 Wickets
2 Jaydev Unadkat
RPS | 24 Wickets
3 Jasprit Bumrah
MI | 20 Wickets