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IPL 7 predictions: Mumbai Indians likely to edge past Kings XI Punjab

Kieron Pollard will continue to do well after his breezy 78 from 48 balls against Sunrisers Hyderabad © IANS
Kieron Pollard will continue to do well after his breezy 78 from 48 balls against Sunrisers Hyderabad © IANS

Defending Champions Mumbai Indians (MI) search for their first win in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 on their home turf against the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). Astrologer Pandit Anil Chaubey makes his predictions on he match.

It has been a torrid season for Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2014 as they failed to register any win in the first lef of the tournament in UAE. They lost all their five matches. As they look to make a fresh start on their home turf, Wankhede Stadium, up against them are the in-form team who have won all their five matches in UAE — Kings XI Punjab. It’s an uphill task for Mumbai against the likes of their former teammates Mitchell Johnson and the explosive Glenn Maxwell.

Toss: Mumbai are likely to win the toss and elect to bat. Unlike in previous matches where they opted to chase a score, batting first might reduce the burden on the misfiring batting line-up.

Key Players:   Mumbai’s key players are likely to make their presence felt. Kieron Pollard, who stroked a breezy 78 will play well. Skipper Rohit Sharma too will have a good outing. Veteran Michael Hussey, who was dropped for Ben Dunk is likely to return and expected to do well. Left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha will have a fruitful day with the ball. Whereas for Punjab, Glenn Maxwell will continue to pose a threat and skipper George Bailey will be impressive at the Wankhede. Punjab look set to dominate Mumbai’s strike bowler Lasith Malinga whereas Punjab’s opener Virender Sehwag and keeper Wriddhiman Saha might have an ordinary outing in the field.

Who will win: Batting first, MI are likely to score anywhere between 145-160 for six whereas, Punjab could be restricted to maximum of 145 for six.

Match Date  3-May-14
Mumbai Indians Kings XI Punjab
Who will bat first? Yes
Key players Hits Rohit Sharma Glenn Maxwell
Michael Hussey David Miller
Kieron Pollard George Bailey
Pragyan Ojha
Flops Corey Anderson Virender Sehwag
Lasith Malinga Wriddhiman Saha
Score 0-10 overs 60-75/3 60-75/2
11-20 overs 65-80/3 65-70/3
Total 145-160/6 130-145/6
Winner Yes

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(Pandit Anil Chaubey is a renowned astrologer, based in New Delhi. He started learning astrology at a very young age and has been making accurate predictions and providing astrology based solutions for his clients in India and abroad. He has devised his own mechanisms to make precise predictions, which his clients have found really useful in life and business. He writes regular columns on box office prediction for movies and astrology based customised predictions for celebrities).

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