Jaipur, Sep 27 (): The Mumbai Indians will face Highveld Lions in Group A of the Champions League Twenty20 2013 on Friday, September 27 in Jaipur. The match was scheduled to be played in Ahmedabad, but the match has been moved to Jaipur, due to the constant rains lashing Ahmedabad.
Highveld Lions vs Mumbai Indians, Group A, T20 Match 11, Champions League T20 2013 on September 27, 2013, 20:00 IST at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
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Like Mumbai, the Lions have also lost one match while another got abandoned. Both the teams have just two points from two outings and in order to keep their chances alive in the tournament, they need to win tomorrow’s game.
Skipper Rohit Sharma shows good form while Kieron Pollard is also impressive with a 36-ball 47 down the order. Besides these two batsmen, Dwayne Smith, Dinesh Kartik and Ambati Rayudu have the ability to score more runs.
Mumbai’s bowling department failed to take off against Rajasthan in the absence of match-winning pacer Lasith Malinga. Pacer Mitchell Johnson, who was selected instead of Malinga went wicketless, while Nathan Coulter-Nile and off-spinner Harbhajan Singh could not make any impression.
Team Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (capt), Sachin Tendulkar, Abu Nechim, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rishi Dhawan, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell Johnson, Dinesh Karthik, Glenn Maxwell, Pragyan Ojha, Akshar Patel, Kieron Pollard, Ambati Rayudu, Dwayne Smith, Aditya Tare.
The Lions are under pressure as they face Mumbai. Against Royals, they looked pretty unskilled and have to do more to pose any challenge to the difficult Mumbai Indians.
Neil McKenzie is out due to injury, in the middle order. But, the Lions’ batsmen appear to be better equipped as compared to Mumbai on the hard and bouncy pitch at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium.
Team Highveld Lions: Alviro Petersen (capt), Gulam Bodi, Imran Tahir, Ethan O`Reilly, Dwaine Pretorius, Jean Symes, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Hardus Viljoen, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock, Neil McKenzie, Aaron Phangiso, Sohail Tanvir, Thami Tsolekile, Rassie van der Dussen.