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Kings XI Punjab have problems of their own. Their team is overly dependent on their imports. They would hope to conjure some surprise in a match where the stakes are heavily in Mumbai Indians’ favour. Azhar Mahmood has been a welcome addition and Parvinder Awana worked up decent pace against Royal Challengers Bangalore. However, Adam Gilchrist’s availability remains uncertain.
But then there is the bad news. Lasith Malinga, who didn’t play that game against Daredevils, is back in Sri Lanka with a troublesome back. In his absence, Mumbai Indians’ bowling could lose its sting. Clint McKay, even with his regular changes of pace, doesn’t pose the same threat, while RP Singh could be erratic. Harbhajan Singh is in a similar position to what Sourav Ganguly, his only victim in the tournament so far, had been – struggling to make an impact with his bowling. Ganguly acquitted himself with an all-round performance in Delhi. How will Harbhajan react?
Azhar Mahmood is a veteran of Twenty20 cricket. He has scored 2390 runs at a strike-rate of 143.97 and has 118 wickets against his name. The quality of his shot-making was on display against Royal Challengers as he slammed a 14-ball 33. A good all-round day for Mahmood could easily translate to a good day for Kings XI. Munaf Patel will have the responsibility of leading Mumbai Indians’ bowling attack. Munaf has picked up wickets, while being economical, and he would fancy his chances against Kings XI in a bid to get the purple cap back.
Mumbai Indians have had a five-day break since their capitulation to Delhi Daredevils in front of their home crowd. Their much vaunted batting line-up collapsed for 92, their second lowest total in IPL and without Harbhajan Singh’s 33, the story could have been even worse. Since then, they have had good and bad news. Good news: Sachin Tendulkar will make a comeback after missing the previous four games. That should bring some confidence back in an otherwise inconsistent batting line-up.
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IP Mumbai vs IP Punjab, 28th match
April 22, 2012, IPL 2012, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Umpires: S Ravi (IND) and R Tucker (AUS) Third Umpire: J Cloete (SA)
Match Referee: R Mukherjee (IND)