Pune Warriors lost their first match this season with a defeat against Kings XI Punjab,Warriors saw their batting struggle for the second time in three matches, and captain Sourav Ganguly will need to have plans in place to overcome such a situation from repeating.With Marlon Samuels and Angelo Mathews in the line-up, improvements can be expected while Jesse Ryder is a hit-or-miss gamble that the team is willing to take.
Pune Warriors squad : SC Ganguly (C), ER Dwivedi, MJ Clarke, AB Dinda, CJ Ferguson, RV Gomez, Harpreet Singh, DS Jadhav, Kamran Khan, M Kartik, HH Khadiwale, B Kumar, NL McCullum, AP Majumdar, M Manhas, AD Mathews, MD Mishra, AG Murtaza, A Nehra, MK Pandey, WD Parnell, S Rana, JD Ryder, MN Samuels, R Sharma, GC Smith, SPD Smith, Tamim Iqbal, AC Thomas, K Upadhyay, RV Uthappa, SB Wagh, LJ Wright.
Chennai Super Kings scored a seemingly unbelievable victory in their last match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, winning off the final ball in a high-scoring thriller.Albie Morkel changed the scenario in the penultimate over, striking 28 runs in just 7 balls.Faf du Plessis finally got going with a well-paced 71 while captain MS Dhoni will also be pleased with his own return to form, scoring 41 runs off 24 balls.
Chennai Super Kings squad : MS Dhosni (C), S Anirudha, R Ashwin, S Badrinath, GJ Bailey, DE Bollinger, DJ Bravo, F du Plessis, BW Hilfenhaus, MEK Hussey, RA Jadeja, SB Jakati, Joginder Sharma, S Randiv, KMDN Kulasekara, VY Mahesh, JA Morkel, A Mukund, SK Raina, WP Saha†, SB Styris, S Tyagi, K Vasudevadas, G Vignesh, M Vijay
Result : IP Pune won by 7 wickets