When it comes to the topic of disappointing fans, Pune Warriors have kind of an unwritten record in the past IPL seasons. But this time, they have geared up all their strength and have taken a decision that they would perform well with all their might. Mumbai is now in a relief due to the 3 is to 1 win-loss record against the Pune Warriors. As far as the Warriors are concerned, they are at the peak of continuously losing 11 matches in the T20 League and are stuck at the bottom of the run-rate table. But all these losses have triggered their battle and there still is a chance that Warriors might pull it off today.
Meanwhile the Chennai vs RCB rivalry in the T20-League is probably one of the fiercest matches one could see at the IPL season. Both teams are extremely powerful and it’s like punishing the ball for 20 overs straight.
Michael Hussey’s retirement hasn’t weakened him even a little bit and he did prove that during the last CSK match. With Gayle and Kohli looking to put the ball out of the boundary, Bangalore does have a chance with CSK, the two time champs.
It is still unknown whether South African all-rounder Albie Morkel, who has been injured due a twisted ankle, will be playing this time, despite declared fit after precautionary scans. On the bowling arena, Bangalore did do a good job even when the mighty bowler Zaheer Khan was absent.
Vinay Kumar has led the pack very well indeed and the spinners, Muttiah Muralitharan and Murali Karthik, did do the job quite proudly. For CSK, Australian pacer Ben Laughlin and Ankit Rajpoot have been impressive but offspinner R Ashwin would be the Jack card in their upcoming game.
Mumbai Indians vs Pune Warriors at Mumbai : 4 PM IST
Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore: 8 PM IST