Knights favourites against hapless Pune Warriors

May 15, 2013, 00:54 IST | Agencies

Knight Riders will look to continue the winning momentum against struggling Pune Warriors in their IPL game at Ranchi today.

After two consecutive wins, KKR will be high on confidence. Plus they have fond memories of their previous meeting with Warriors, just last week when they routed the Warriors.

Sunil Narine
Sunil Narine

Jacques Kallis and Sunil Narine, both played an instrumental role in their win against heavyweights Royal Challengers Bangalore in KKR’s previous match. And if KKR have to come good, both of them need to replicate their performances on slow and sluggish Ranchi track.

On the other hand, Pune have got pride to play for after being on the losing side on 12 occasions. Barring Robin Uthappa, no other batter has got going and the bowlers have failed miserably to stem the flow of runs.

Yuvraj Singh’s form has been the most disappointing factor. Death overs have been a cause of concern for their bowlers as they have been leaking runs way too easily.  Bhuvneshwar has been the only seamer in form, bowling miserly, but he hasn’t got enough support. 

Gambhir’s wishlist
> He shows consistency
> Jacques Kallis makes an impact with bat and ball
> Sunil Narine bowls miserly and gets wickets
> Yusuf Pathan regains his form
> Aaron Finch departs early

Finch’s wishlist
> He and Robin Uthappa provide a flying start
> Yuvraj Singh comes back in form
> Bhuvneshwar Kumar makes early inroads
> Gambhir goes cheaply
> Team finally tastes success

Live on TV: KKR vs PWI on Set Max and Sony Six, 4pm

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