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IPL 2013 April 21 match Preview : Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians, Kings XI Punjab vs Pune Warriors

Apr 21 (): Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians play the 28th match in New Delhi and Kings XI Punjab and Pune Warriors play the 29th match in Mohali on Sunday.

Preview:

Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians – 28th Match at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, New Delhi

It has been a poor start for the Delhi Daredevils in this IPL season as they have witnessed six defeats in all the six matches they have played. The celebrated names in the batting side like captain Mahela Jayawardene, Virender Sehwag and David Warner have failed miserably upfront.

On the other hand, having won three of their five games, Mumbai Indians are much better placed than their opponents. They presently occupy the fifth spot in the table with six points.

Mumbai is dependent more on wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik, who is at present second in the highest run-scorers list with 254 runs and Rohit, who has so far made 157 runs with 74 being his highest.

Team players:

Delhi Daredevils: Mahela Jayawardene (captain), Ajit Agarkar, Andre Russell, Arisht Singhvi, Ashish Nehra, CM Gautam, David Warner, Gulam Bodi, Irfan Pathan, Jeevan Mendis, Johan Botha, Kedar Jadhav, Manpreet Juneja, Naman Ojha, Pawan Negi, Roelof van-der Morwe, Royston Dias, Siddharth Kaul, Sujit Nayak, Shahbaz Nadeem Umesh Yadav, Unmukt Chand, Venugopal Rao, Virender Sehwag and Yogesh Nagar.

Mumbai Indians: Ricky Ponting (captain), Sachin Tendulkar, Dinesh Karthik, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Kieron Pollard, Harbhajan Singh, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell Johnson Pragyan Ojha, Rishi Dhawan, Glenn Maxwell, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jaspreet Bumrah, Akshar Patel, Jalaj Saxena, Abu Nechim Ahmed, Aditya Tare, Aiden Blizzard, Amitoze Singh, Dhawal Kulkarni, Dwayne Smith, Jacob Oram, James Franklin, Javed Khan, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Phil Hughes, Pawan Suyal, Surya Kumar Yadav, Sushant Marathe.

Kings XI Punjab vs Pune Warriors – 29th match at PCA stadium, Mohali

By the completion of 27 matches in the IPL 6, both teams Kings XI Punjab and Pune Warriors have just four points each.

Punjab’s bowling side has three pacers — Manpreet Gony, Praveen Kumar and Azhar Mahmood — who are extremely doing well so far. Punjab could get Ryan Harris, or even David Miller, back in the scheme of things in place of Dimitri Mascarenhas.

So far, Pune’s batting side has failed to impress. While Robin Uthappa and Aaron Finch do offer the team a good start, captain Angelo Mathews, Yuvraj Singh and Ross Taylor have failed to take over the reins. But in today’s match the batting line-up is likely to receive a major boost with the return of Yuvraj Singh, who missed the last two matches due to injury.

The Teams (From):

Pune Warriors: Angelo Mathews (captain), Yuvraj Singh, Abhishek Nayar, Robin Uthappa, Ross Taylor, Ajanta Mendis, Manish Pandey, Marlon Samuels, Mitchell Marsh, Mithun Manhas, Parveez Rasool, Rahul Sharma, Ali Murtaza, Anustup Mazumdar, Ashok Dinda, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Dheeraj Jadhav, Eklavya Dwivedi, Harpreet Singh, Ishwar Pandey, Kane Richardson, Krishnakant Upadhyay, Luke Wright, Mahesh Rawat, R Gomez, Shrikant Wagh, Steve Smith, T Suman, Tamim Iqbal, Udit Birla, Wayne Parnell.

Kings XI Punjab: Adam Gilchrist (captain), Azhar Mahmood, Luke Pomersbach, David Hussey, David Miller, Dimitri Mascarenhas, Manpreet Gony, Nitin Saini, Parvinder Awana, Paul Valthaty, Piyush Chawla, Praveen Kumar, Rajagopal Sathish, Ryan Harris, Bhargav Bhatt, Bipul Sharma, Gurkeerat Mann Singh, Harmeet Singh Bansal, Manan Vohra, Aniket Choudhary, Mandeep Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Siddharth Chitnis, Sunny Singh.

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