Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Deccan Chargers - IPL Extravaganza

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Time for IPL 2012 Sunday extravaganza with two huge matches today! Mumbai Indians take on defending champions Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore take on Deccan Chargers. First let us have a look at the number of boundaries and sixes hit so far in this year's edition:

No. of boundaries - 1144
No. of sixes - 440

Now isn't that mind blowing? Isn't that swashbuckling? It is indeed! IPL 2012 is not only the most open edition we have ever seen but it has also provided us with a huge entertainment from bowling, batting and fielding perspective.

We can expect more and more entertaining moments from IPL for sure. Now let us preview today's matches:-
1st Match:- Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings

It is pretty obvious that the stadium has to be housefull when IPL's most popular team Mumbai Indians take on the defending champions Chennai Super Kings. There is a striking similarity between these two teams and that is "inconsistency". Both these teams have a lot of "match turners" but inconsistency has not allowed these teams to dominate this edition of IPL.

Mumbai Indians have certainly not performed to their potential and so is the case of Chennai Super Kings. MI has to win atleast 3 to 4 matches of their remaining 6 to make a place in the play-offs. Sachin Tendulkar has provided good starts to the innings but he couldn't convert his small scores into big ones. Rohit Sharma has been inconsistent throughout the tournament whereas Rayudu has been the most consistent guy with the bat. Mumbai's bowling has the upper hand. Lasith Malinga has clinched 17 wickets from only 7 matches as he missed out few due to an injury. Pragyan Ojha has been a good support to Malinga.

Chennai Super Kings registered a win against Deccan Chargers lately before they suffered some big blows at home. Chennai's batting highlight this year has been their overseas player Faf du Plesis. He has gathered 376 runs so far and is in the race of orange cap. Murali Vijay seems to have gained his lost form whereas Morkel and Bravo has always been a good contributor to the side with bat and ball. A lot is expected from Dhoni, Raina and Hussey if CSK has to thump Mumbai in Mumbai.

2nd Match - Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Deccan Chargers

Deccan Chargers has always seen themselves at the bottom of points tally this year and now they take on the most fancied team of 2012 viz. Royal Challengers Bangalore. RCB finished runner ups last year and this year they haven't been able to repeat those winning performances.

Royal Challengers is a team which deserves a much better position than 7th on points tally. They are in the group of those teams who are sitting in bottom half of the table and eager to win all the matches they play. So this match is vital for RCB and they need to win this one. Again a lot depends on the performance of Zaheer Khan, Chris Gayle, Dilshan, Vettori and AB de Villiers. If this is a day of Virat Kohli then no one can snatch away a victory from RCB because when he gets going its almost impossible to stop him. He is still in search of his lost good form.

Deccan Chargers have nothing to lose and they can very well play the role of spoiling other's parties. Every match they win now on will shatter dreams of other team's to make into the knock out stages of IPL. Cameron White is in an emphatic form and so is Kumar Sangakkara.  We can't write off brilliant bowling of Dale Steyn as well. 

Although Royal Challengers look favourites to clinch this one, we won't be surprised if Deccan Chargers can pull out a surprise here and turn tables on Royal Challengers Bangalore.

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