Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab will fight for their first win of tournament
Both team started their campaign with the loss to their names, however after the game on Tuesday one of the two teams will have two points in their bag. Kings XI Punjab will blame rain for their loss against Delhi Daredevils after setting a stiff target of 105 runs in 12 overs, they have left with only 54 to defend in 6 overs (on D/L Method) with two Delhi big guns at the crease, leaving Punjab's bowlers with little chance.
Kings XI Punjab will be happy by their openers performance during their first game as both Karan Goel and Ravi Bopara showed their power hitting at start; both added 67 runs in just 6 overs.
On the other hand Kolkata Knight Riders outplayed in all department of the game by Deccan Chargers, first their batsman performed poorly and then their bowlers were smacked all around the park to leave them lot to think about their performance.
Kolkata Knight Riders with power hitter at the top will hope to get good start from their captain B.McCullum and C.Gayle in the game against Kings XI Punjab. The ground where the game will took place also suits power hitter Yuvraj Singh, who has record of hitting six 6’s in an over at same venue.
Likely Playing XI for both teams (Match is schedule to begin at 16:00 PM India Time on 21st Of April)
Kings XI Punjab: Karan Goel, Ravi Bopara, Yuvraj Singh (Captain), K.Sangkara (WK), M.Jayawardne, I.Pathan, P.Chawla, T.Kohli, V.R.V Singh, V.Malik, Y.Abdulla.
Kolkata Knight Riders: B.McCullum (Captain), C.Gayle, B.Hodge, S.Ganguly, A.Chopra, L.Shukla, A.Agarkar, M.Karthik, I.Sharma, A.Dinda, A.Mendis.
Rajasthan Royals will be keen to put good show against professional Mumbai Indians
It’s too early to write off last year IPL twenty20 champions Rajasthan Royals after disastrous start to their IPL 2009 campaign against Royal Challengers Bangalore. If you didn’t forget then remember how Rajasthan Royals started their 2008 campaign and in the end they emerged as IPL twenty20 2008 winners.
They don’t have big names like Sachin, Dhoni or Yuvraj but they have squad full of talent and anyone can turn the game on their heads. Both teams batting didn’t click in their first game, so they will look forward to improve in that area.
Going by the fire power in all department of the game Mumbai Indians will start as firm favorite in the game against Rajasthan Royals. Given the young Rajasthan line-up, Mumbai - with the presence of Sanath Jayasuriya, J.P.Duminy and D.Bravo - will always threaten a big lusty innings.
Mumbai Indians bowling department will once again rely on Zaheer, Malinga and Harbhajan.
The most interesting battle of this match would be between Sachin Tendulkar and Rajasthan Royals captain Shane Warne. It is expected to be cracking battle between these two. Dont’s miss a single ball bowled by Warne to Tendulkar. We hope Sachin will be there till Warne came out to bowl.
Likely Playing XI for both teams (Match is schedule to begin at 20:00 PM India Time on 21st Of April)
Mumbai Indians: S.Tendulkar (Captain), S.Jayasurya, S.Dhawan, J.P.Duminy, D.Bravo, A.Nayar, H.Singh, Z.Khan, P.Shah(WK), D.Kulkarni, L.Malinga.
Rajasthan Royals: S.Asnodhkar, G.Smith, N.Patel, T.Hynderson, Y.Pathan, D.Mascarenhas, R.Jadeja, S.Warne (Captain), M.Rawat (WK), M.Patel, K.Khan.