A breakdown of the questions you voted on will appear here.
Pulse connects you to the
Get closer to the this season by using Pulse while you watch the LIVE matches. Pulse asks you a range of questions relevant to the LIVE action as it unfolds. Your votes will be featured in the telecast in real-time and debated by the commentators, players and stars. If you've got a great question of your own, we'd love to hear it.
Adam Gilchrist’s Kings XI Punjab host Pune Warriors India in Match 29 of Pepsi IPL 2013.
Both teams have several things in common. Both teams have so far won two matches. Both teams have gone past the 150-run mark only once so far this season. Both teams lost their most recent matches to the Sunrisers Hyderabad. And both teams definitely have major worries in the batting department.
Aaron Finch is the only PWI batsman to score a half-century this season while no KXIP batsman has breached the 50-run mark so far. For them to start competing better, the batsmen will need to start piling runs on the board and give the bowlers a chance. When
Sunday, April 21, 2013, 8 p.m
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali
KXIP’s problems start at the top; their skipper Adam Gilchrist has so far managed only 57 runs in five innings. In a team which lacks too many other match-winners, KXIP need many more runs from their skipper. David Hussey has been the only consistent performer for KXIP so far this season and the team will expect him to continue contributing runs. The likes of Mandeep Singh and Manan Vohra have impressed with brief cameos, but they need to quickly learn the knack of converting good starts into big scores.
The common factor in PWI’s two victories so far this season has been the foundation laid by their openers. The ploy of Finch going after the bowlers and Robin Uthappa dropping anchor has worked perfectly for the team. If they can provide their team with starts on a consistent basis, the middle order comprising the dangerous Yuvraj Singh and Steve Smith can flourish towards the end.
On the bowling front keep an eye on the two Kumar’s – Praveen and Bhuvneshwar. Both bowlers have been miserly and seem to have the knack of picking up wickets in the first over. Then there’s the battle between the two leg-spinners – Rahul Sharma and Piyush Chawla.
Pune Warriors India held their own in the first three meetings with Kings XI Punjab. However, since then KXIP have come back strongly to win the last two matches.
Kings XI Punjab opened their Pepsi IPL 2013 campaign against PWI at Pune. On that occasion, KXIP restricted the hosts to 99 for 9 and then chased down the runs in 12.2 overs, registering a convincing 8-wicket win.
KXIP’s David Hussey is 55 runs short of 5000 runs in Twenty20 cricket. Only Brad Hodge & Chris Gayle have scored more than him in the 20-over format.
Both teams will next be seen in action on April 23. While Kings XI Punjab head to the National capital to take on the Delhi Daredevils, Pune Warriors India fly out to the IT capital of India (Bengaluru) to take on Royal Challengers Bangalore.
The Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians, who suffered humiliating defeats in their respective previous matches, square off in Match 28 of Pepsi IPL 2013. There’s no logic to explain the poor performance of the two star-studded teams. Both teams are blessed with match-winners, experience and youth but have yet found it difficult at times.
For the Delhi Daredevils, who have their backs to the wall, it is a case of now or never. They have lost the first six of their games and now face the situation of being reduced to party-spoilers if they do not get their first points on the board here and now.
The Mumbai Indians have won three of their five matches, but suffered their biggest defeat in the IPL, against the Rajasthan Royals. It remains to be seen if Ricky Ponting, Sachin Tendulkar, John Wright (Coach) and Anil Kumble (Mentor) can help the lads brush off that defeat and lift themselves for this match. When
Sunday, April 21, 2013, 4 p.m
Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi
In 15 innings between them, Virender Sehwag, David Warner and Mahela Jayawardene have only scored three half-centuries and the lack of runs from them has hurt the Delhi Daredevils chances badly. You don’t write off players of that class and experience; it is only a matter of time before they come to the party.
Mumbai Indians too will be disappointed after the poor showing by their batsmen in the previous match. Though Tendulkar and Ponting have struggled for most part of the tournament, the middle order comprising Dinesh Karthik, Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard have bailed the team out on several occasions. Karthik especially seems to be relishing the opportunity to bat at number three – therefore he is the man to watch out for in the MI line-up. Previous Meetings
It is two matches apiece in the head-to-head contests between the Delhi Daredevils and the Mumbai Indians in matches played at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium. However, the Mumbai Indians have a slight edge overall having won six of the 11 matches they’ve played against the Daredevils.
Lasith Malinga, who is on level with Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Amit Mishra with 85 wickets, has the chance to top the list of wicket-takers in the IPL.
The average score in the Power Play overs in the three matches played at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium this season is 37/1.
Delhi Daredevils will play their third consecutive home game when they take on Kings XI Punjab on April 23. The Mumbai Indians meanwhile head eastwards to Kolkata to take on the defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders on April 24.