Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals – Royals have played one game less and are two points behind – and both look good to remain strong contenders for a place in the top four as the competition for points intensifies.
Kolkata Knight Riders have to be smarting from their last match against Kings XI Punjab. They had the game done and dusted when the Kings XI bowlers began to bounce Yusuf Pathan and Manoj Tiwary, and pulled off a heist. The pitch for the return match, in Kolkata, will not afford that kind of bounce, and Knight Riders will be keen to get their own back.
How did they do it? Sunrisers Hyderabad were at best predicted to be spirited also-rans, but despite their supposed weaknesses, they are near the top end of the table.
Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians. Defending champions and the most high-profile line-up in the IPL. A third of the way into IPL 2013, they sit at No. 6 and No. 7 on the points table.
Whether it was the inspiration of meeting Sir Viv Richards, or the abysmal bowling from Mumbai Indians or Virender Sehwag and Mahela Jayawardene finally playing the way they are expected to….
5 out of last 6 matches Team supported by Punters have won the match and this shows how good punters are as far as judging the winner in advance. Here I would like to mention that, during the matches only 1-3% fluctuation has been noticed so far. So, more or less punters decide the winner before the first ball bowled.