Monday, April 29, 2013

Rajasthan Royals host Royal Challengers and Mumbai Indians play Kings XI at home

Rajasthan vs Bangalore & Mumbai vs Punjab Live Streaming

Before we preview today's matches a good news for Dhoni and Sehwag fans. Dhoni's CSK now stands at the top of points tally after beating KKR and Delhi got their second win so far this season and if they manage to win all their remaining matches, they still have a slim chance of making it to the play offs. Now let us shift the impetus to today's two great matches.

Match 1 - Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Venue - Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

Rajasthan Royals host Royal Challengers Bangalore at home. Now this is a tricky situation for Royal Challengers Bangalore. They are winning all their matches at home but not doing too well away. So will they beat Rajasthan at Jaipur today? That looks doubtful as per their away form this year. On the other hand they have won good number of matches here in Jaipur in the past. So that gives them an upper hand against Rajasthan at Jaipur. Tricky situation but that is what makes IPL interesting isn't it?
Rajasthan would be favourites at home but beating the mighty Bangalore team won't be easy at all. Very recently Chris Gayle demolished Pune's attack with 17 sixes. Bangalore couldn't continue playing well as they lost to Mumbai on Saturday. They are looking for a win to regain the top spot in points table.

Good news for Rajasthan is the return in form of Shane Watson. He has always been a key player for RR. He smashed a quick hundred against CSK and he scored 98 runs against Sunrisers on Saturday. If he continues to play well, that could be a problem for Bangalore. Dravid and Rahane are in good form too.

Match 2 - Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab
Venue - Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Wankhede stadium has been the favourite of most of us since India lifted the World cup trophy here in 2011. This pitch has produced a low scoring nail biters and also high scoring cliff hangers. Mumbai Indians love playing at home thanks to some superb support from the crowd. Although Kings XI Punjab have regained their form, but beating Mumbai at Wankhede would be a uphill task for them.
Mumbai Indians were wounded with few losses but they played bravely against Royal Challengers and posted a 190 plus score to win the match comfortably in the end. Their confidence is high and Kings XI would be wary of that. Almost all the batsmen in Mumbai's batting line up are in good form. With the likes of Smith, Sachin, Rohit Sharma, Karthik, Pollard, etc a good score is insight.

For Kings XI Punjab, the youngsters have done a good job so far. Mandeep Singh has top scored and David Miller has equally contributed in team's victories. Bowling wise Praveen Kumar and Azhar Mahmood are doing a good job. Spin department hasn't clicked well for the team so far. Overall this match between strong Mumbai Indians and tricky Kings XI Punjab looks enthralling.

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