Having won the first two matches, the Harbhajan Singh-led Mumbai Indians are sitting pretty on top with four points in the Champions League T20. A win against Cape Cobras today will seal a semi-final berth for them.
Lasith Malinga. Pic/AFP
Harbhajan said the other day that the Mumbai Indians' batting was a concern after they somehow managed to scrape past Trinidad and Tobago in a low-scoring affair.
Now the side has been jolted by another injury blow as wicketkeeper-batsman Davy Jacobs has been ruled out. But the stage is set for Ambati Rayudu to keep wickets.
However, MI's main weapon will be Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga, who has the uncanny knack of running through the opposition batting line-up.
Cape Cobras, on the other hand, have won one and lost one, so no marks for guessing that they would go all out today to ensure their progress in the tournament.
The South African outfit opened their campaign in style posting a convincing seven-wicket triumph over Australian side New South Wales.
However in the next match, they went down to Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings by four wickets to find themselves in a spot of bother.