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Friday, April 25, 2008

IPL Twenty20 Mumbai Indians Vs King XI Punjab – Both team look to register their 1st Win in IPL

The much awaited clash for many fans has finally arrived and will be played in the heart of Chandigarh. Both team looking to register their first win in IPL. However one will be the looser and other will be the winner.

Mumbai Indians have loss their both the matches very closely and have some positive to take from their last two encounters. On the other hand King XI Punjab has international bowlers but they yet struggle to restrict the opposition due to some poor captaincy as well as some wayward blowing by the likes of S.Sreesanth.

Sachin Tendulkar who celebrates his 35th birthday yesterday is likely to sit out again and if this is the case then Mumbai Indians may miss him badly in this match also. But if he play today then Vikrant Yeligati, the offspinner, could be dropped after going for 16 runs in his one over in Chennai. The rest of the team will probably remain largely unchanged, but Nayar may feel he deserves a promotion after taking Mumbai close to a win in the last game.

King XI Punjab is most likely to go with same playing XI as they played in last match against Rajasthan Royals.

The Pitch at Mohali will suit the batsman and we may witness other 200 plus score in 20 overs.

After losing the first two games, Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians are feeling the heat at this moment. Both the sides are evenly matched and they will try their best to win their first match in this tournament. It will be a matter of who blinks first.

Likely Playing XI for both the teams (Match will start from 20:00 PM India time)

Mumbai Indians: Sanath Jayasuriya, Luke Ronchi (wk), Robin Uthappa, Dwayne Bravo, Saurabh Tiwary, Abhishek Nayar, Shaun Pollock, Harbhajan Singh (Captain), Musavir Khote, Ashish Nehra, Dhaval Kulkarni, Lalchand Rajput (Coach).

King XI Punjab: Karan Goel, James Hopes, Kumar Sangakara, Mahela Jayawardne, Yuvraj Singh (Captain), Irfan Pathan, Sunny Sohal, Brett Lee, Piyush Chawla, Vikram Singh, S. Sreesanth, Tom Moody (Caoch).


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posted by KANISH RANJAN @ 3:40 PM  
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