IPL’S fifth edition entering into its third day with two big matches to be played between Mumbai Indians Vs Sahara Pune Warriors at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai and Rajasthan Royals Vs Kings XI Punjab at Sawai MansinghStadium, jaipur. MI have already registered their first win in DLF IPL 2012 against the defending champions on Wednesday by 8 wickets. The moral of the team would be high and would be looking forward to continue the Winning chain till the end . In second match both the team would be looking to start with a bang in their first league matches of the DLF IPL 2012.
On the other side Sourav Ganguly would be leading the of PWI as captain would be in lots of pressure without their Star player Yuvraj singh suffering from Cancer. In the beginning won’t have the assistance of two crucial abroad recruits, Michael Clarke and Angelo Mathews, who are playing test match for their countries!New look has been given to jersey of PWI teams from black to turquoise blue hoping that a change in color would change of luck as it clicked for Deccan chargers. Toss would be going to be crucial in the match.
Players to look for in the match: Richard Levi from Mumbai Indians who showed some glimpses of his brutal hitting and raced to its maiden half century in Quick time on IPL debut. Pragyan Ojha proving himself as an effective T20 bowler by taking some of the crucial wickets in opening matches. From PWI I believe on batsmen who really made some presence in the Asia cup from Bangladesh Tamim Iqbal gave a good start in the last few matches, some more to follow like Robin Uthappa, Jesse Ryder, Graeme Smith.
Robin Uthappa is one short of registering 50 sixes in the IPL. He will become the 10th player to achieve that mark.
Lasith Malinga has taken 63 wickets in the IPL and he needs two more to surpass RP Singh as the highest wicket-taker.
Expected Eleven for Today’s Match between Mumbai Indians and Sahara Pune Warriors: (16:00IST)
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Mumbai Indians(likely ): Harbhajan Singh (captain), Sachin Tendulkar, Dinesh Karthik, Kieron Pollard, Ambati Rayudu, Lasith Malinga, Richard Levi, Abu Nechim Ahmed, Rohit Sharma, James Franklin, Pragyan Ojha.
( MI Would be playing with the winning combination).
Sahara Pune Warriors(likely): Sourav Ganguly (captain), Ashok Dinda, Ashish Nehra, Manish Pandey,Murali kartik, Rahul Sharma, Robin Uthappa, Alfonso Thomas, Graeme Smith,Jesse Ryder, Tamim Iqbal , WayneParnell.
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