MI vs Kings XI Punjab - KKR vs DC - Sachin returns for MI - DC needs a win

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Did anyone watch Ganguly clinching the wicket of Pietersen last night and then celebrating like a kid? Some said he has a bad haircut and some said he needs a good hair styling gel. Well does that really matter? What matters is his passion for the game even at this age and the way he celebrated after that wicket. He played an important role in last night's win. This is what IPL is all about! Pure excitement.

Let us discuss about today's two big matches that serves a tasty cricketing treat on Sunday:-

1st Match - Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab

This is the 28th match of IPL 2012. Five days ago Mumbai Indians suffered a loss against Delhi Daredevils and its time for them to set things straight. Mumbai has not yet performed to its potential. Above all its dependability on Sachin and Malinga is vulnerable. 92 all out against Delhi Daredevils was a big disappointment for the team. 

To add to their worries, last year's highest wicket taker and the most prolific IPL bowler Lasith Malinga has suffered a severe back injury and he flies back home to Srilanka. He won't be playing atleast for next couple of weeks. MI has won 3 out of 5 games and they badly need couple of more wins to get their winning momentum going on. 

Chances are high that Sachin Tendulkar will play today and this would be a big cheer in the Mumbai Indians camp. As far as bowling is concerned, in absence of Malinga a lot depends now on quick bowling of Munaf and RP Singh.

On the other hand, Kings XI Punjab have seen consecutive losses and they badly need a victory now. This team is over dependent on the performances of overseas players. Hussey would again lead the team in absence of Gilchrist. Hussey needs to strike well whereas Shaun Marsh is already in a decent form. 

Azhar Mahmood did a good job in death overs with his batting in the last match. He is a T20 match winner and he can do a lot for this team. Piyush Chawla looks promising whereas Praveen Kumar has not yet clinched a wicket in IPL 2012. 

2nd Match - Kolkata Knight Riders vs Deccan Chargers

Kolkata Knight Riders have not been able to convert good performances into wins. They stand on 5th position of points tally with three wins and three losses. They managed to win their last match against Kings XI Punjab. Batting looks out of form with Kallis and Yusuf Pathan yet to play to their potential.

Bowling department has saved Gambhir and company. Brett Lee, Narine and Balaji has done a very good job so far for Kolkata Knight Riders. KKR can't take Deccan Chargers lightly as one loss here can slide them down in the points table.

Deccan Chargers have been the most unsuccessful team so far in this year's IPL simply because they haven't won any match. Four straight losses in four matches for Deccan Chargers. Three out of those four matches should have ideally been gone into DC's pockets but their bowling has not been good in the death overs.

Batsmen like Shikhar Dhawan and Kumar Sangakkara have provided good starts to the innings. The team has managed to score big but apart from Dale Steyn none of the bowlers have performed well to anchor the match to a win.

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