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IPL 9: There is tremendous pressure on MS Dhoni & Co to win against Sunrisers Hyderabad, says Stephen Fleming

New Delhi: Rising Pune Supergiants coach Stephen Fleming has said that there is tremendous pressure on the team to win today's match against Sunrisers Hyderabad as they cannot afford to lose any more matches in the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

In a column for The Times of India, the former Kiwi skipper said that the team had no more chances left and they were hoping for the best against the David Warner-led side.

"Tuesday's game is a desperate one for us. The pressure to win is tremendous, and that kind of pressure cuts both ways it can either force a team down, or force a great performance out of it. We are aware that we have no more chances left, and we will just have to go flat out and hope for the best," he said.

The former left-hander also said that the RPS bowlers will focus on getting Warner out early which was very crucial.

"We're up against Hyderabad next, and for obvious reasons, will focus on getting David Warner out quickly, as we did in our last game against them. Having said that, Hyderabad are one of the best bowling sides, and so getting Warner out cheaply is only part of the battle," he said.

After a forgettable season, Dhoni and his boys are languishing at the seventh position in points table with just three wins from ten games.

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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


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


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