Tarot reader Shruti Chopra looks into her cards to give CricketCountry.com readers exclusive insights into what lies ahead in the IPL matches. In the below piece, she dwells into the Deccan Chargers vs Kings XI Punjab – the second IPL match on Tuesday.
The Chargers are looking aggressive and come into this game with an attacking temperament. They will need to be careful of trying to implement too many plans, which may in turn lead to unnecessary confusion. The Temperance encourages, that they will be able to maintain balance and use their entire potential to shine like the Sun today.
Kumar Sangakkara as a batsman will have a weak start. He will overcome his issues and be able to accumulate runs as a steady pace. As a captain, like the Two of Swords, he will need to address repetitive problems cropping up in the team. He should be careful by giving clear instructions as he may cause some confusions.
Dale Steyn will have a few opportunities come his way, but will find his energies dipping. A weak day for him overall.
Shikhar Dhawan will be one of the stronger players. He will adapt himself to the situation well, and like the Four of Pentacles and Three of Cups will accumulate runs and be successful.
Cameron White will be another strong player. He will implement his plans through a well balanced innings.
Daniel Christian will have a shaky start, but he will regain control as he has the support of the Strength card.
Amit Mishra will feel the pressure and will give away unnecessary runs, but the Four of Wands does show his toils being rewarded.
Manpreet Gony should be played, because he is looking economical, well planned and well directed.
Kings XI Punjab
The Kings XI will be calm and composed, despite feeling the pressure from the Ten of Wands. They are ready to take control, improve their balance and take positive action like the Ace of Wands. They do need to be wary of displaying their uncertainties and just fight this one through, as it will be a tough day for them. Luckily, they are blessed with the Star, which will help them recover from uncomfortable situations.
David Hussey, as a batsman is looking weak, in fact, he will hold himself back, which will be the cause of him not doing well. As a captain, he is looking stronger and in command. He will have the ability, like the Death card, to change things around and take some positive steps.
Shaun Marsh will need to come into this game with a well thought out plan. The Ten and Three of Cups does show him playing a good innings.
Nitin Saini will accumulate runs confidently and aggressively. It will be a mature innings, but will need to be wary of the opposition's plans. He will need to be careful of not falling into their trap.
Piyush Chawla will be well controlled, strong and confident. He will have a good day.
Azhar Mahmood will be miserly in his bowling and will have many ideas up his sleeve. The Knight of Pentacles shows a confident innings with the bat as well.
Praveen Kumar will constantly try to maintain some balance, which will be quite a challenge for him.
Parvinder Awana will have a good day. He will be an important player, as he will have the ability to change the game around for Punjab.
Who has the advantage?
(London-born Shruti Chopra was introduced to cricket by her two older brothers. She spent some of her childhood time in Delhi and became an Indian cricket fan. She has remained an unflinching and passionate Indian cricket fan even after moving back to London, setting 3.00 am alarms to watch India play Test matches. It was during the 2011 World Cup that she brought together her passion for cricket with her profession of Tarot Reading, looking at the cards in the hope of spotting an India win coming through - which it did! You can know more about Shruti via Facebook, Twitter and her website)