Beating Mumbai Indians at their home ground on their very first match of the season , the Pune Warriors look steady and confident under the leadership of the legendary captain Sourav Ganguly . Defending the total of 130 runs by using the bowlers in proper action is what we call is the virtue of this great captain , inevitably turning the match in their own favour and picking a sweet victory . Though none of their batsman, except for man-of-the-match Steve Smith and Robin Uthappa, looked much suited against the attacks of Lasith Malinga and Pragyan Ojha. Still Pune might have a hope of the fact that the Punjab squad does not posses much of the same powerful attacks as the Mumbai Indians had.
Meanwhile the Punjab squad didnot have their first match of the season as a fruitful one , in their match against Rajasthan Royals the brilliant strike of 98 from Ajinkya Rahane stole the match from the hands of Gilchrist’s men. Almost all the bowlers of Punjab seemed to struggle against hits of Rajasthan Royals .Praveen Kumar and James Faulkner went for 83 runs in their respective total overs . The KingsXI were restricted to a total of 160 runs .
All Pune needs to have for the upcoming match is a good top-order to start the innings , Manish Pandey who was sent back by Malinga on 6th April before even a proper glimpse would look to make comeback against Kings XI. The opener has not been in great touch off late , so Tamim Iqbal in his place would be a decent choice , on the other hand Anushtup Mazumdar and Nehera would be supposedly good choices for the Pune Warriors to have in the upcoming match dropping out Bhuwaneshwar Kumar for the time being . Whereas in the bowling phase , Ashoke Dinda and Murli karthik showed magic with the ball and seems like, are going to be crutial the part of the squad’s bowling line up in near future , Parnell and Rohit Sharma can be of good use too . But still The Pune Warriors will have to concentrate on the batting line up rather than bowling .
Anyways , we have our full TRUST on Dada ! Whatever he thinks and chooses would be the best . Good wishes to Dada and his team ! We would await another win for the Pune Warriors !
Now on 8th April , these two teams will clash and for the first time at the home ground of Pune Warriors , at the newly constructed Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium . So Pune will definately be confident about the match .
But, so far in the tournament, none of the home teams have won a match, so can Pune Warriors be the first team to win a home match in IPL 5 ?
Let us just wait for the battle of the Warriors and the Kings ! While the Pune warriors under Dada’s captaincy having won their first game are all set and confident to win the match , Punjab will also try to overcome their first defeat and get a good rank impinged on the score card !