5 players you forgot played for Rising Pune Supergiant in IPL

Mayank Agarwal and Albie Morkel

Rising Pune Supergiant franchise has grabbed the headlines recently after the Lucknow IPL franchise took over and changed the usernames of their social media accounts. Before the Lucknow IPL franchise’s introduction, the social media handles that are now in the name of Lucknow belonged to Rising Pune Supergiant.


Fans would remember that the Pune-based franchise played in two IPL seasons and made it to the final of the 2017 IPL, where they lost to the Mumbai Indians by just one run. MS Dhoni, Steve Smith and Ajinkya Rahane captained that team, but here’s a list of five players who you might not remember played for RPS in the IPL.

1. Mayank Agarwal – Played 3 matches for Rising Pune Supergiant

Current Punjab Kings star Mayank Agarwal was traded from the Delhi Capitals to the RPS in 2017. Agarwal was not a big name in Indian cricket back then. He got to play only three games for RPS, where he scored 26 runs at a strike rate of 96.29.

2. Scott Boland

Australian fast bowler Scott Boland has grabbed the headlines after his memorable debut against England in The Ashes 2021/22. Boland played for RPS in IPL 2016 and made his IPL debut against the Mumbai Indians. Overall, he took two wickets in two games.

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3. Peter Handscomb

Another Big Bash League star to feature on the list is Peter Handscomb. The Australian batter played two games for RPS, where he scored six runs off 12 balls at a strike rate of 50.

4. Albie Morkel – Played 2 matches for Rising Pune Supergiant

Albie Morkel reunited with MS Dhoni at the Rising Pune Supergiant in 2016. He played two games for the franchise, scoring 16 runs and scalping two wickets.

5. RP Singh

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Photo: RP Singh/Instagram

India’s 2007 T20 World Cup hero RP Singh played his last IPL season for the RPS franchise in 2016. In that season, he played a total of four matches, picking up three wickets for the team.

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