Mumbai Indians vs Pune Warriors Picks, Prediction, and Odds
On a first look the match might well seem to be a one sided game between the formidable Mumbai Indians and Pune Warriors India, in favor of Mumbai, scheduled to take place on April 6, 2012 in the backyard of Mumbai Indians, the Wankhede, but the less favorites Pune will definitely not leave any stone unturned to make a mark in the fan favorite league and upset all the plans of hot favorites. Wankhede, which is famous for its flat track, will surely act as a juice for both the teams known for their batting line ups consisting of all the players capable of destructing any bowling attack. Mumbai will definitely love to repeat the history where they beat Pune by 118 runs, Pune on the other side will try to take the revenge in the best way they can.
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Harbhajan Singh, the newly appointed captain, will find his job a bit easy compared to some other captains after having the legendary player Sachin Tendulkar up the order with the support of Ambati Rayadu and Richard Levi. The middle order members of the squad haven't been much in the middle in the last seasons but no one can neglect the talents and hard hitting capabilities of them including the likes of Rohit Sharma, Keiron Pollard and James Franklin. The long prevailing problem of having a decent man behind the stumps has already been solved by having Dinesh Karthick in the squad. Even if the batsmen fail to perform the Indians still can manage to take the game away from the opposition thanks to their bowling staff including the Yorker specialist Lasith Malinga, Munaf Patel and skipper Harbhajan Singh.
The success of Pune Warriors will very much depend on their Kiwi opener Jesse Ryder, the protean left handed sensation Graeme Smith and the young Indian lad Robin Uthappa who has been among the runs in the domestic season. Moreover, they are playing under India's most successful Captain and best off-side player, Saurav Ganguly. The bowling department also seems to be promising with names like Wayne Parnell, Alfonso Thomas and Mitchell Marsh.
» Odds and Sports Betting Line
- Mumbai Indians: -110
- Pune Warriors: -110
» Free Prediction
Though Pune Warriors present a team of guts and ability, Mumbai Indians does ask something extraordinary. Consisting of a never ending batting line-up and specialists in taking wickets and bowling as tight as to anyone's delight can make any captain's decision work in their favor. Mumbai Indians are definitely favorites in this game
- Pick: Mumbai Indians -110
» Man of the Match Prediction
With dead straight and express Yorkers Lasith Malinga promises again to take some vital wickets and to a captain's delight can even run through the gate of the international stars in the opposing team. The hard to read slower ones and fiery bouncers make the Sri Lankan sensation more lethal.
- Man of the Match: Lasith Malinga +550