After a disappointing 22-run loss in a low scoring game against Sunrisers Hyderabad in their campaign opener, Pune Warriors would be hoping for a better batting performance when they take on Kings XI Punjab in their second tie.
The Angelo Mathews-led side looked like they would chase down the Hyderabad franchise’s paltry 126 runs but lost the plot after a steady start. They would be keen to make amends of their last night’s defeat with a win.
India senior player Yuvraj Singh, who has got the added responsibility to shoulder batting responsibility in the absence of Australian captain Michael Clarke, would be eager to produce a better show after he scored only two runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad, PTI reported.
The home side would also rely on Yuvraj’s left-arm spin as the 31-year-old picked up a wicket in his two overs while giving away only eight runs.