After five straight losses and five straight wins, Mumbai and Punjab will face each other in their first match tomorrow in the Indian leg of IPL 7 in a few hours. What Sachin Tendulkar, Anil Kumble, Ricky Ponting, John Wright, Jonty Rhodes and Robin Singh along with Rohit Sharma couldn’t do for Mumbai, just two persons – Glenn Maxwell and George Bailey have done for Kings XI Punjab.
Keiron Pollard has struck form in his last match is the only saving grace Mumbai could bring from the UAE. Mumbai will have to look at winning all nine of the present series of matches to even dream of figuring in the semis. They have won eight matches straight last season they played in Wankhede, which might give them a huge confidence for the upcoming match at least.
In the opening match of the Indian leg of the tourney today, the Kolkata team, led by Gambhir who hit his first two figure score of a 45 in his last match, blessed by a baby girl recently, will lead his team against Dhoni’s Super Kings in Ranchi. Chennai can equal Punjab’s 10 points with a win in this match. Gambhir and team will have to sweat it out to stay in the race as Bangalore, Hyderabad and Delhi are also standing at the same four points in the table.