Pune Warriors India Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore - Opportunity for RCB to improve rankings

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PuneWarriors may now just play for pride as they can see a long list of teams ahead of them in the points tally. Royal Challengers Bangalore's hopes to make into the play-offs are very much alive and every win now onwards will take them closer to the next level. 

Bangalore crushed Mumbai Indians by nine wickets to move few steps ahead in points tally. Another good thing for them is return of Virat Kohli to some kind of good form. Muralitharan is doing a good job while Vettori has to sit to make way for him.

Bangalore's only problem is the over dependency on Chris Gayle. When he gets going no one can stop him and no one can stop Bangalore from winning. But the day when he fails, Bangalore seems to be under immense pressure. The only guy after him who comes to rescue is AB de Villiers. So if these two fail, Bangalore finds it difficult to take the match home.

Pune Warriors are languishing way down in the points tally after a series of few defeats. Now it is too difficult for them to bounce back and enter the play-offs. They can play for pride or to spoil party of some oppositions. Team hasn't created any wonders after the inclusion of Australian skipper Michael Clarke. Ganguly's low strike rate while batting has also been a negative factor in terms of recent outcomes.

We can't write off the strength of Pune Warriors because at any given day they can beat the best. So they can create an upset here by beating Bangalore. At the same time Bangalore won't take Pune lightly. They are well aware of the fact that every win takes them closer to the play-offs.

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