Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) has changed its captain MS Dhoni. Dhoni is replaced by the Australian captain Steve Smith. In the IPL auction 2017, RPS picked England all-rounder Ben Stokes for Rs 14.5 crore as he went on to become costliest foreign cricketer in the history of IPL. Apart from him, Rising Pune Supergiant added Jaydev Unadkat, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Kumar, Dan Christian, Milind Tandon, R Tripathi, Manoj Tiwary and Lockie Ferguson. Ahead of the IPL 2017, RPS suffered a blow as all-rounder Mitchell Marsh was ruled out due to an injury. The Australian was later replaced by Imran Tahir, who initially went unsold during the IPL 2017 auction. Before the IPL 10, team management also removed “S” from the end of franchise names. Now, Rising Pune Supergiants changed into Rising Pune Supergiant.