CSK vs KXIP & RCB vs KKR - Another IPL Super Saturday

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Here comes another super Saturday from IPL 2012! We call it super Saturday because we have two matches lined up today and they both are going to be absolutely mouth watering contests! Chennai Super Kings play against Kings Eleven Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore takes on Kolkata Knight Riders.

We are sure every one has a constant eye on the points table status so far. Here it is:-
DLF IPL 2012 Points Table

Now let us analyse where do the four teams stand who are featuring in the Super Saturday of IPL 2012:-

1st Match:- Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab

MA Chidambaram Stadium hosts the 37th match of IPL 2012 between CSK and Kings XI. CSK who are the defending champions have lacked lustre this year but as we all know they are the best team when it comes to bouncing back! They bounce back really hard just to clinch the finals! They are currently placed on the third position with four wins out of eight matches and a rain wash out against Bangalore. A win today can take them to the second position if Kolkata losses against RCB.

Chennai Super Kings has been benefited with some good wins against Rajasthan Royals and Pune Warriors in the last week. The batsmen in good form for CSK are Badrinath and Faf du Plesis. Suresh Raina is a star batsman for CSK and once he finds his lost form, the batting line up would look more dangerous. Albie Morkel, Dhoni, Bravo and Dhoni add up to the strength of this batting line up. Kulasekara, Bollinger, Morkel, Ashwin, Jakati, Jadeja and Yo Mahesh provide a huge inventory of bowling options to the skipper MS Dhoni. This team can still be considered as one of the favourites to go ahead and life the trophy.

Kings XI Punjab has had a miserable start to this year's league. But slolwy they are trying to gain the momentum. Although they are lagging behind on the second last position of points tally, but they are narrowly seperated from Mumbai Indians or Pune Warriors. A couple of wins can help them topple few teams on the points table. The pillar stones for Punjab's batting line up has been the Australian duo Shaun Marsh and David Hussey. Praveen Kumar couldn't clinch notable wickets so far but he can trouble Chennai batsmen with his swing bowling. Piyush Chawla was too expensive in his last match otherwise he is a good leg spin bowler to have in the team.

If we think of a prediction for today's match it seems Punjab would provide a good resistance playing away but finally Chennai will clinch a win here.

2nd Match:- Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Royal Challengers Bangalore are undoubtedly the most royal team amongst all. They have a royal batting line up which consists of match turners like Kohli, Gayle, AB de Villiers and Dilshan. This team has regained its form after a bad start to IPL 2012. They can't take things easy from hereon as even they are narrowly separated from other teams in the points tally. 

The Eden Gardens will observe a clash of heavyweights as both these teams have 9 points and a better net run rate keeps Kolkata above Bangalore. If rain doesn't play a spoil sport we all would enjoy a flurry of runs when batsmen like McCullum, Gambhir, Yusuf Pathan, Kallis, Gayle, Dilshan and Kohli would play to entertain the crowd.

Will this again be a day for Chris Gayle - the powerhouse or will it be someone like McCullum who would play a swashbuckling innings to take Kolkata home? Or will it be a day that would belong to bowlers like Brett Lee, Narine, Shakib Al Hasan, Vettori or Zaheer Khan. We all need to wait and watch!

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