Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers and Daredevils vs Knight Riders Live

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Couple of good matches lined up for the day. As far as the points standings is concerned, Chennai Super Kings have further strengthened their position by beating Pune Warriors yesterday. They are followed by RCB, Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals.

1st Match today - Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

Based on the performances this year, these two teams are equally matches. But on paper strength of Mumbai Indians is better than Sunrisers Hyderabad. Mumbai Indians have 12 points from their 9 matches and Sunrisers are just behind with 10 points. 

Sunrisers main strength has been their bowling line up. Lead by world's best fast bowler Dale Steyn, the team also has brilliant leg spinner Amit Mishra who is in the race for this year's Purple Cap. They also have a good support from Ishant Sharma, Karan Sharma and Perera. Batting wise they haven't clicked too much this year. They have chased just one 160 plus score this year.

Mumbai Indians are high on confidence with few back to back wins. Best thing about this team's form is equal contributions from all the players. Skipper Rohit Sharma is in good form. So is Dinesh Karthik. Lasith Malinga regained his form and is bowling some unplayable yorkers. Johnson and Harbhajan are doing a good job with their bowling. 

2nd Match today - Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Two teams that are almost out of contention for the play offs lock horns against each other. Unfortunately these two teams haven't played too well this year but still are amongst the most popular IPL teams. They finished on the top of points tally last year and this year languishing in the bottom half.

Sehwag and Jayawardene could have been more productive. Apart from one heroic innings against Mumbai Indians, these two haven't impressed. Only lone fighter in the batting department has been David Warner. If he could have got some support from team mates, Delhi could have won more matches.

Kolkata Knight Riders have lost some close contests. Apart from Gautam Gambhir's consistent contributions and lately good knocks from Bisla, others haven't performed to the potential. Bowling department contains Narine and his mystery balls which can come in handy.

As we are approaching towards play-offs, the excitement grows about which four team will reach the second stage. Let us wait and watch!

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