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The Big Picture
Punjab have won seven games out of ten but another victory would virtually ensure a spot in the final four. Their top order - especially Shaun Marsh and Luke Pomersbach - has been producing excellent starts, and Mahela Jayawardene, who has had a quiet tournament, came good to clinch a run-chase by the D/L method against Delhi. Their other strength is the ability of their medium-pacers to consistently hit the blockhole during the final overs.
The stakes are higher for Mumbai, though, for they have climbed off the bottom of the table into contention for the semis by moving into fourth place. They have the winning momentum and two games in hand over Delhi and Kolkata, the other contenders for the last semi-final berth. However, they are without Dwayne Bravo, a crucial allrounder in their line-up, and will have to fill his slot with one of the two new arrivals, Dwayne Smith and Andre Nel.
Form (last five matches, most recent first)
Watch out for...
Sanath Jayasuriya, who has spoilt the Mumbai crowd with his spectacular batting; the Wankhede will expect nothing less
VRV Singh, Sreesanth and Pathan. They've ensured that teams haven't been able to accelerate during the final overs with a consistent block-hole length.
More consistency from Marsh at the top, setting up the platform for the middle-order to accelerate.
Mumbai Indians (probable):
Yuvraj Singh, the Punjab captain, said Kumar Sangakkara was yet to recover fully from his side strain. VRV was also reported to have a back strain. It is unlikely that Punjab will play both spinners Piyush Chawla and Ramesh Powar and the medium-pacer Gagandeep Singh is likely to replace Powar.
Kings XI Punjab (probable):
Stats and trivia
Punjab's 66-run win against Mumbai in Mohali remains second on the list of largest victories in terms of runs.
Andre Nel has conceded 5.25 per over in his two Twenty20 internationals and 5.77 per over in 18 domestic matches.
Tendulkar has scored only 35 runs in three games at a strike-rate of only 92.10.