Kolkata Vs Pune and Punjab Vs Rajasthan - A Day to Relax and Enjoy IPL Action

Kolkata Vs Pune Live Streaming - Punjab Vs Rajasthan Live Streaming

Another day to sit back at home, relax and enjoy some thumping T20 action. Today we will see Kolkata Knight Riders taking on Pune Warriors and the second match will be played between Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals. Both the matches have one team who have played well to make into top four and two teams who initally played well in IPL 2012 but lost a lot in recent past to be in bottom half of points tally.

1st Match: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Pune Warriors India

The Eden Gardens would be house full simply because their home hero Sourav Ganguly will return to play a match there but this time against the home team. There could be a division in the home crowd feeling whether to support Kolkata Knight Riders or to support Ganguly.

Gambhir is in exceptional form so far who has scored 365 runs. If we consider the other batsmen of this team they haven't struck form yet and now its too late. If on a given day Gambhir fails, the team may land up in a problem. Gambhir badly needs a good support from Kallis, McCullum or Yusuf Pathan.

Pune Warriors have suffered four losses on the trot and now they will play every game with a mindframe to win it. But this adds on to the pressure as well. Ganguly has provided good amount of runs to his team but his strike rate is too slow for an IPL T20 format. He needs to pick up the strike rate. If batsmen like Robin Uthappa, Ryder or Clarke would click today; they may create a lot of trouble for Kolkata Knight Riders.

2nd Match: Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals have a story similar to Pune Warriors. Even they got a flying start to IPL 2012 but few losses in the row have put them in immense pressure. Above all Punjab has a good record at Mohali and Rajasthan has a poor away record. So hopefully we don't see a one sided affair here at Mohali.

Rajasthan Royals have always scored well but its just that they need to accelerate more so that the opposition cannot cope up with the run rate. Watson, Dravid, Rahane and Owais Shah hold the key to success for the Royals.

Kings XI Punjab have climbed up the points tally from nowhere. After the addition of Azhar Mahmood to the squad the team has looked better and better. Shaun Marsh and David Hussey will continue playing well and providing match winning innings. Piyush Chawla has been at his best in terms of economy rate. One more win here for Punjab and they would be a strong contender of making into the play-offs this year.

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