Interesting match is on the anvil for the cricket fans in the Indian Premier league fifth season, in which Sachin Tendulkar, Mumbai Indians go on to face Sourav Ganguly, Pune Warriors, at Pune today. The competition is heating up as the Dada, is all set to prove his supremacy, while the master blaster is not going to be left behind either. Pune strength lies in its batting prowess, while Mumbai relies more on its bowling power. Ambati Rayudu and Lasith Malinga have to be carefully handled by the Pune Warriors and on the other hand Steven Smith and Robin Uthappa have to be well tamed by the Mumbai Indians. The 45th match of the tournament is to be played at the Subrato Roy Sahara Stadium in Pune at 8 pm today.
Statistics do definitely prove the Mumbai Indians as the match winners. In the last three encounters they have tamed the Warriors twice but the Pune have won once against the Mumbai. And this would be a good opportunity for the home team to make a comeback. Also the home team has a good average at the stadium and this could be turn around match for them, while Mumbai plans to consolidate. Mumbai comfortably placed in the third position with nine matches played and five won with point tally of 10. On the other hand the Pune Warriors are just above the last team in the table. They have ten and won just four matches and possess 8 points only.
Mumbai is in all probability will play its trump card Sachin in this match, who was initially down with injury. All said and done it is going to be battle of honors between the formed team mates at the Pune Stadium. A must watch match on the cards. (With Inputs from Internet- Aarkay)