Chennai Vs Bangalore - Punjab Vs Pune Live Streaming
As Mumbai Indians registers one more win in this year's IPL, Rajasthan Royals faces first ever defeat this year in IPL. The only team which has not yet tasted the sour taste of defeat is Pune Warriors. They will face Kings Eleven Punjab in the second match tonight but before that we have defending champions and currently a wounded team Chennai Super Kings who would face Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Match 1 - Chennai Super Kings Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Chennai and Bangalore are one of the biggest rivals in IPL and they have a very close head to head stats. Out of the 12 matches that they have played against each other, Chennai Super Kings leads the stats 7-5. Especially in the last year's IPL they played each other four times. They won one match each in the league stage followed by two wins to Chennai in qualifying final and the grand final.
One of the most interesting feature of this match would be the legendary spinner Muttiah Muralitharan. He played for Chennai in the earlier editions of IPL and played a contributing role in Chennai's success. Now he would play against Chennai and this contest would be worth a watch.
Royal Challengers Bangalore looks an exciting team to watch simply because of key players featuring in like Kohli, Vettori, Gayle, AB de Villiers and many more to name. Especially when we talk about Gayle, we all remember his 70 towering sixes in just 29 IPL matches.
Match 2 - Kings XI Punjab Vs Pune Warriors
Although this are still early days of IPL 2012 but it is still an alarming situation for Kings XI Punjab as they have played two and lost two matches so far. Bowlers have leaked a lot of runs and batsmen are yet to click form. They already faced Pune Warriors on 8th of April and lost the match and here they are again facing each other, but this time at Mohali instead of Pune.
Punjab will seek some home support to gain some confidence and get on the track of winning matches. Shaun Marsh was injured and hence he couldn't play in the last match. Hopefully he plays here at Mohali and strengthens the batting line up. There is a probability that David Hussey would be promoted up the order. There has been a lot of pressure on the overseas players so far and hence some of the Indian players need to click in this match.
Pune Warriors awaits a good knock from Ganguly whereas Steven Smith has contributed well so far with the bat for Pune. There can be a small tweak in the playing eleven for Pune if Tamim Iqbal comes in place of Ferguson or Ryder. Samuels was awarded Man of the match in the last game against Kings XI Punjab for his 46 runs and a wicket. He could be another important factor for the Warriors in this match along with Uthappa who bats well at number four.