Thursday, May 14, 2009

IPL 2009 South Africa

Only "DO" not "Die" For Both

Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals

It s a very important match for teams to cement their place in the semis.........One hand must win for Mumbai and on the other hand not to loose their last year image for Rajsthan and not to wait for climax.............Lets see who is Playing .........how?

It’s important for Mumbai Indians now, if they want to make it to the semis this IPL. Two straight victories have helped them gather the winning momentum which will be crucial for them to hold on as they face Rajasthan Royals today.

Mumbai Indians has to win all the remaining matches to ensure a spot in the semi-finals. Sachin Tendulkar and Jean Paul Duminy are the two players who hold the keys to MI’s success in every match. If one of them fires, MI finds themselves in better positions to pull off victories in crucial encounters. Along with them Dwayne Bravo has contributed significantly to propel the Batting Momentum of Mumbai team.

Duminy has been a dominant player for Mumbai and his good performance with the bat and also with the ball has helped MI win matches. Lasith Malinga’s swinging yorkers and Harbhajan Singh’s off-spins have contributed to improve the Bowling Efficiency . This could be their strength against an inconsistent of Bowling that Rajasthan Royals currently commands.

Rajasthan Royals generally rallies their performance around Yusuf Pathan. But when Yusuf fails with the bat, Rajasthan Royals finds it difficult to press for a win. Moreover, the absence of Shane Warne in today’s match (due to an injury) may adversely affect their BE in today’s match.

Stand-in skipper for the match, Graeme Smith has an impeccable record of leading South Africa in international cricket. But how far will he be successful in leading Rajasthan Royals in IPL remains to be examined today, considering the fact that a win today can bring Rajasthan Royals within striking distance of a semi-final spot.


Player : Jaysurya, Duminy, Pathan, Tendulkar

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