Hussey, Marsh look strong to mastermind Kings XI Punjab's victory

David Hussey (L) will have the ability to bring out his team’s potential and will have a refreshingly new input © AFP

Tarot reader Shruti Chopra looks into her cards to give readers exclusive insights into what lies ahead in the IPL matches. In the below piece, she dwells into the Kings XI Punjab vs Deccan Chargers game – the second of the two IPL matches on Sunday. 



Kings XI Punjab


The Kings XI are comfortable to change and adapt their game. The Seven of Wands shows the dividends this adaptability will bring them. They will need to maintain this trend through the match and not let minor Five of Cups disappointments let them down. They will look to put together a strong team performance.


David Hussey will have a good day with the bat. He will score runs at a brisk pace and, like the Queen of Swords, he will be well planned and stable. In his captaincy, he will have the ability to bring out his team’s potential and like the Sun, he will have a refreshingly new input.

Key players


Shaun Marsh is looking aggressive. With the combination of the King and Queen of Wands, he will channelise his talent well and have a good day.


Nitin Saini is looking to take the attack to the opposition. He will play a strong and calculative innings. He will provide the team with stability.


Piyush Chawla will feel the pressures of expectation, but with the Six of Wands, he will pick himself up and will receive important breakthroughs.


Parvinder Awana will bowl well in tandem and respond to the needs of the team. He may prove to be expensive midway through his spell.


Azhar Mahmood is looking energised and fresh. His presence and his Ten of Cups team work will prove to be an important contribution in the game. A good day for him.


Praveen Kumar will have a balanced start, but will need to keep himself calm. Being represented by the Hermit, his experience will allow for success to come his way.

Deccan Chargers

The Chargers won’t start off with the right focus, but with the team management being like the King of Pentacles, they will certainly get the right encouragement. Despite this, they will show bouts of their repetitive problems resurfacing. The positive is the Emperor, which does show their ability to keep fighting and be a challenge for the opposition.


Kumar Sangakkara will take risks with his batting, which will prove to be the right thing to do. His batting is looking strong and well directed. As a captain he is aggressive and very well planned. The Queen of Wands shows him directing and commanding his team well.

Key players


Dale Steyn will be strong, well planned and, like the Four of Cups, he will grab on to his opportunities. A good day for him.


Parthiv Patel will feel the pressure, but he will steady himself. The Three and Page of Pentacles show him playing a steady innings.


Cameron White will play an important innings. He will command through sensibly and will build a partnership too.


Daniel Christian will look to dominate, like the Chariot, but he should be wary of the temptations offered by the Devil, as he may falter when he’s looking his best.


Shikhar Dhawan is looking nervous and will take time to build his innings, which with the Nine of Pentacles, he should be able to.


Amit Mishra will have a tough start, but the Ten of Swords does bring with it hope, despite the difficulties.


Who holds the advantage?


Kings XI Punjab

(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 FacebookTwitter and her website)