PunterPolls Prediction – Match 10: Mumbai Indians v Delhi Daredevils at Mumbai, 9 April

Stumbling stars collide | PunterPolls Prediction

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Advance: 70p MI

The last time Ricky Ponting played at Wankhede Stadium, he was leading Australia in a one-dayer against India. There was no IPL yet. Ponting made a half-century, and one can imagine the kind of reception he must have got from the Mumbai crowd, which has a ready ability to heckle visiting teams and captains. More than five years later, when Ponting walks out to the toss on Tuesday night, you can be sure there'll be nothing hostile about the crowd's behaviour towards the Mumbai Indians captain. It'll be the franchise's first home game of the season, and Wankhede will know, and respect, what it is witnessing when Ponting and Sachin Tendulkar walk out together.

Not only will Mumbai be backed by the screaming hordes, they will also be lifted by the presence of their key bowler, Lasith Malinga, who is likely to be fit for his first match this season. Malinga should come in for one of Mitchell Johnson or Dwayne Smith.

Mumbai had a batting failure against Chennai Super Kings, and were hauled back from the edge of defeat by an acrobatic catch from Kieron Pollard, who had bailed them out with an unbeaten fifty earlier in the game.

Till the penultimate over against Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Daredevils were winning the game easily, David Warner having guided the chase sensibly. Then Warner was run out, and the rest choked. Daredevils have lost both matches so far, and will be hoping Virender Sehwag has recovered enough from his back troubles to play. Daredevils will also welcome back last season's highest wicket-taker, Morne Morkel, and the feisty Roelof van der Merwe, who will join the squad after playing in South Africa's domestic T20 final.

PunterPolls Prediction

Though Daredevils have lost both their games our experts don't want to take risk to predict this game that early. Chances are we will update are fans on Facebook.  So, do like our Facebook Page to stay up to date with our predictions and tips.

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Match 10: Mum Indians v Daredevils, 9 April

  • Delhi Daredevils (43% Votes)
  • Mumbai Indians (57% Votes)

PunterPolls Prediction – Match 9: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Sunrisers Hyderabad at Bangalore, 9 April

Teams clash again after Super Over thriller | PunterPolls Prediction

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Advance: 53p RCB

With two wins in two games, including the remarkable Super Over victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday, Sunrisers Hyderabad have begun IPL 2013 well. Their consistency will be tested once again in a rematch of that thrilling game, this time in Bangalore.

For one, they will have to adjust quickly to a pitch that's different from the sluggish surface in Hyderabad. The Chinnaswamy track is far more conducive to pace and movement, and while that could give Sunrisers an advantage - with their attack of Dale Steyn, Ishant Sharma and Thisara Perera - it could also expose the weaknesses in their batting early on. Perera's and Hanuma Vihari's innings aside, the Sunrisers have had no other contributions of note in their matches so far.

Royal Challengers have similar problems. Like in their first match, their total in Hyderabad was built around two batsmen, as the others were dismissed in single digits. Tillakaratne Dilshan's form is a worry for Royal Challengers and it remains to be seen if they will persevere with him.

AB de Villiers, who missed Royal Challengers' first two matches due to his cricket commitments in South Africa will arrive tomorrow. According to a franchise spokesperson, de Villiers "will be available for selection". While his presence will boost a struggling batting side, it will mean a new combination of overseas players.

Both teams have a settled bowling line-up. For Royal Challengers, Vinay Kumar has excelled in the death overs, though he slipped up in the Super Over on Sunday. Henriques and Jaydev Unadkat have been promising at the start. For Sunrisers, Amit Mishra and Dale Steyn have impressed, while Perera has bowled important spells, curbing the flow of runs.

PunterPolls Prediction

In yesterday's match KKR and Our experts performance both were below par. I didn't get chance to update the yesterday posts but we had updated our Facebook page status after falling of first two wickets of KKR while chasing the target. Our experts had expectation with Y.Pathan and Morgan, that they have the caliber to win this game but that didn't work.

Comeback to this game between RCB and Risers. Our experts believe that this should be high scoring game with few reasons. Firstly, Small ground and Secondly this is day match. Though Sunrisers have won the Sunday's encounter, RCB is a better team and on their home ground its going to be difficult of Risers to won the match.

According to our experts RCB should win this game.

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Match 9: RCB v Risers, 9 April

  • Sunrisers Hyderabad (33% Votes)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore (67% Votes)

PunterPolls Prediction – Match 8: Rajasthan Royals v Kolkata Knight Riders at Jaipur, 8 April

Teams look to build on early success | PunterPolls Prediction

Both Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders have begun this IPL campaign with victories, and their captains have had a significant influence on the outcome with strong batting displays. Knight Riders won their home game on a slower pitch, where Sunil Narine and the medium-pacers proved highly effective in containing Delhi Daredevils with regular wickets. Royals, too, beat the same opposition, in more batting-friendly conditions, but Daredevils pushed them close. Knight Riders' chase was comfortable, Royals' defense of 165 required two excellent overs at the death and a brilliant effort in the field to run out David Warner.

As the teams look to build on their early success, they have some fitness worries heading in to the game in Jaipur. Rahul Dravid, the Royals captain, who hardly played since the last IPL season, scored a half-century but had to leave the field due to cramps, though is expected to play on Monday. Perhaps their most important player, Australia allrounder Shane Watson, has joined the squad and took part in a practice session on Sunday.

For Knight Riders, Jacques Kallis, L Balaji, and Brett Lee reportedly suffered a stomach bug but are recovering. Apart from winning more convincingly, Knight Riders were excellent in the field against Daredevils, while Royals dropped a couple of catches - but they did pull off two terrific bits of fielding to transform the game. Though they'll be playing at home, Royals may yet again start as underdogs against the defending champions.

PunterPolls Prediction

Both teams have won their opening encounters against the same team. KKR have won rather easily but to be noted that they have played at their home ground where as, Royals have beaten the Daredevils at their home turf. Both Teams are looking in good shape, however Royals have some advantage as they are playing at their home ground.

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Match 8: Royals v KKR, 8 April

  • Kolkata Knight Riders (51% Votes)
  • Rajasthan Royals (49% Votes)

PunterPolls Prediction – Match 7: Sunrisers Hyderabad v Royal Challengers Bangalore at Hyderabad, 7 April

Sunrisers could prove tricky for Royal Challengers| PunterPolls Prediction

Heading into their first away match of IPL 2013, Royal Challengers Bangalore may start favourites but Sunrisers Hyderabad, with a victory as well in their opening game, showed they can be tough and determined opponents.

How formidable the Sunrisers' challenge will be depends largely on their batting order. With the exception of Thisara Perera, nobody really managed to take charge of the innings after getting a start. Against Royal Challengers, they will be tested against a stronger bowling attack.

Chris Gayle is fit for Royal Challengers after limping through a good part of his match-winning innings in their first game. Gayle, again, had a huge influence on his team's fortunes, but he could have done with more support during his unbeaten 92. He and Virat Kohli added 25 before Royal Challengers slipped to 80 for 5. Only KB Arun Karthik gave him company of any significance. Getting Gayle early offers Sunrisers' bowlers a strong chance of containing Royal Challengers.

On Sunday, Gayle and Tillakaratne Dilshan will be up against Dale Steyn and Ishant Sharma on a track that could likely play the way it did in the low-scorer between Sunrisers and Pune Warriors. Royal Challengers would have noted Steyn's dominance in his first spell but playing Perera and Amit Mishra could prove just as challenging.

PunterPolls Prediction

Bad day today for punters as well as our experts. Our experts predicted Pune Warriors but they had lost the game and that too with big difference. Again our experts were very confident this time about Warriors and predicted before the match begun.

Anyhow, back to Sunrisers v RCB game. No doubt, Royal Challenger is a better team between the two but in T20 one man can change the game. We are not predicting officially for this game right now but we will and if we won't be able to update this post, you can anytime check our PunterPolls fan page on facebook.

Match 7: Risers v RCB, 7 April

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore (67% Votes)
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad (33% Votes)

PunterPolls Prediction – Match 6: Pune Warriors v Kings XI Punjab at Pune, 7 April

Warriors look for revival at home | PunterPolls Prediction

In a long tournament such as the IPL, one would be wise not to draw large conclusions from some early signs teams might display in their first few games. Pune Warriors would know that well. Last year, they began brightly, winning their first two matches, including one at the superb new stadium on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway in front of a capacity home crowd. Things were looking up, but only temporarily, as Warriors' fortunes slid rapidly. They won just two of their next 14 games.

This season, their campaign has begun with a defeat, in a game they should have won, and Warriors will be hoping for a reversal that's as stark as the one they experienced in 2012. They were tied down in a small chase by some excellent bowling by Sunrisers Hyderabad, and their batting needs to come good against the Kings XI Punjab attack that can be a tricky opponent.

Kings XI Punjab are heavy on medium-pace and spin options that can restrict sides on slowish tracks, and the Subroto Roy Sahara Stadium appeared to produce a mixed bag last year, with several scores above 150 as well as totals as low as 121 that were successfully defended. Punjab have had their own concerns with deceptive starts. They had an impressive first season, but didn't make it to the knockouts in the next four. Last season, they didn't win more than two games on the trot and had a poor spell at home, just as Pune did.

PunterPolls Prediction

So guys, hope you have read our yesterday's predictions for both the matches and you must be thinking that we predicted wrong in the second match between CSK and MI but here I like to mentioned that our experts had posted on our facebook page that "from here on MI have better chances to win this match", you can check this now.

Anyhow, come back to today's match and according ot our experts Pune Warriors should win this game.


Match 6: Warriors v Kings XI, 7 April

  • Kings XI Punjab (45% Votes)
  • Pune Warriors (55% Votes)

PunterPolls Prediction – Match 5: Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians at Chennai, 6 April

Chennai brimming with in-form players | PunterPolls Prediction

Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings flagged off IPL 2012 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. Two strong sides played out a tepid match, with Mumbai trouncing the hosts. Mumbai's opening game of this edition didn't quite go to plan, losing narrowly to Royal Challengers Bangalore in a game that see-sawed in the final stages. With the asking rate climbing during Mumbai's chase, Royal Challengers appeared to have the match in control, but Dinesh Karthik's three consecutive sixes eased the equation considerably. Though Karthik failed to see the side through, Mumbai would have been better served if Karthik had more support.

Not for the first time, Kieron Pollard walked in later than he should have (he got to face conly two deliveries). For the past few seasons, fans have pushed for a promotion in the batting order and never understood Mumbai's conservative approach to Pollard. Perhaps there is a good reason for that strategy, but it is hard to fathom. Had he been set, the result could have been different. Despite the defeat, Mumbai needn't tinker with their line-up. Lasith Malinga missed the game due to injury, but he will be forced to sit out the second match, fit or not, since the game's in Chennai.

Super Kings haven't always been the strongest starters. Given the form of their protagonists from the Australia Tests - MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin and M Vijay - it's hard to imagine the side stuttering. The ban on Sri Lanka players affects them the least, given they have only two such players in their line-up, who aren't automatic picks. Chennai are without Faf du Plessis for at least the first month due to injury, while two other South Africans, Albie Morkel and Chris Morris join the team after the South African domestic T20 competition ends on April 7.

PunterPolls Prediction

Two best teams of the tournament  will take on each other, Mumbai have lost a close encounter against RCB and Chennai Super Kings is playing their first match of the tournament. Most of the CSK players are in good form and MI have some very good players which make them one of the strongest team.

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Our experts belive Chennai Super Kings should win this game.

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Match 5: CSK v Mum Indians, 6 April

  • Mumbai Indians (43% Votes)
  • Chennai Super Kings (57% Votes)