Rising Pune Supergiant announces Steve Smith as their new Captain for IPL season 10

Rising Pune Supergiant announced the appointment of Steve Smith as their new captain for the forthcoming edition of IPL season 10.

Mr. Sanjiv Goenka, Owner Rising Pune Supergiant said, “I have the highest regard for MS Dhoni as a leader and a person. Dhoni will continue to be an important part of our team. He is supportive of the decision keeping the franchisee’s best interests in mind.”

Steve Smith ended 2016 on a high note after topping the ICC rankings due to his high octane performances throughout the year. Known as a hard hitting batsman Steve Smith will bring in all his experiences playing for the Australian side, besides Big Bash as well as IPL.


‘RISING PUNE SUPERGIANT’ is not just another team; the team is a manifestation of courage. It is a team that never loses hope and is committed to come up with its best even in the worst of situations. A team that stands tall in the face of gigantic challenges. A team that breathes to win. The RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group the promoters of the team has significant presence in sports through Atlético de Kolkata in the Indian Super League (ISL) and the Pune franchise RISING PUNE SUPERGIANT in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Over the next five years the Group is expected to invest more than USD 3 billion across its various business projects.

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