Now Kings XI Punjab will host the match 33 of DLF IPL 2012 against Mumbai Indians at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali. Mumbai Indians will be looking forward to win this match and avenge their defeat at home last weekend. Mumbai Indian started their campaign with a win against the defending champions Chennai Super kings. . The last meeting between the two teams ended with Punjab winning the match in last-over by chasing down a target of 164.Kings XI Punjab still positioned themselves in eight spot in IPL 2012 points table , and really need to gear up before it’s too late for them.
Mumbai Indians would be very relaxed because the Maestro Sachin Tendulkar back in action and have joined the squad. The Mumbai Indians have struggled with their batting despite the presence of experienced players like Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik and Kieron Pollard, and they need the most experienced of them all – Tendulkar – to anchor the innings just like he did last season. Bowling attack looks not so impressive after the injury of their prime bowler Lasith Malinga, Harbhajan need to think now and utilize the resources well and held their nerves in the slog overs.
Kings XI Punjab played gamble in the last match started their innings with inexperience openers which klicked for them and gave a good start to their team. Austrlian duo- Hussey and Marsh really playing good cricket and look in good touch. On the bowling front, Parwinder Awana has consistent in line length which helped him to take wickets in crucial time. He will also benefit bowling alongside the experienced Praveen Kumar, who remains the team’s bowling spearhead, along with leg-spinning allrounder Piyush Chawla.
Expected 11 playing today’s Match:
Mumbai Indians: Sachin Tendulkar, James Franklin, Kieron Pollard, Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh (capt), Thissara Perera, Munaf Patel, RP Singh, Pragyan Ojha
Kings XI Punjab: Nitin Saini (wk), Mandeep Singh, David Hussey (capt), Shaun Marsh, Piyush Chawla,Azhar Mahmood, David Miller, Parwinder Awana, Bharghav Bhatt, Praveen Kumar, Siddharth Chitnis
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