Rohit, Rayudu may lead Mumbai Indian's charge against Deccan

Ambati Rayudu is a team player, and will show this about him once again today. With the Lovers card gracing him, he will be part of a strong partnership. © AFP

 

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 Mumbai Indians vs Deccan Chargers game – the second IPL match on Sunday. 

 

 

Mumbai Indians

 

The Mumbai team are looking to grow slowly and confidently. They don’t wish to be over aggressive and lose their way. Instead, they will be well planned and authoritative like the Queen of Swords. The positive planning and an all round display will give them strong hold over the opposition.

 

Harbhajan Singh will take time to adjust his bowling. Like the Moon, he feels over powered and helpless at times. Despite this he is ready to pace himself better and improve his focus, which will allow him to get results today. In his captaincy, he will be weak and will need constant guidance and support.

 

Key players

 

Sachin Tendulkar, like the Knight of Wands, will be aggressive, but will need to keep himself better focused. The Four of Swords does show him working hard to keep his mind on track.

 

Ambati Rayudu is a team player, and will show this about him once again today. With the Lovers card gracing him, he will be part of a strong partnership.

 

Rohit Sharma will have a good day. Strong, fresh, commanding and be able to direct his innings successfully.

 

Lasith Malinga may struggle with his focus. He will receive better direction from his team which will allow him to get back on track.

 

Kieron Pollard, if fit, will be balanced and will string together a good partnership. His sensibility will prove to be important for the team.

 

RP Singh will have good channelised aggression and will be able to bring out a lot of his potential to reach success.

 

Deccan Chargers

 

The Temperance card graces the Chargers with better balance and focus. They come into this game feeling more comfortable. They believe in themselves more and will want to take off from their first win. Their belief is in the right place, but their actions may not match what they visualise themselves to achieve. The Hanged Man and the Ten of Swords do show that they may leave their execution too late. They will need to be more proactive.

 

Kumar Sangakkara won’t have the best start with the bat. If he manages to get across his initial edgy period, he will grow from it and come out stronger to accumulate some runs. As a captain, like the Tower card, he will feel unstable and may not be able to implement his plans as he would like to.

 

Key players

 

Dale Steyn, like the Three of Pentacles, will be miserly, clever and deceiving in his bowling. A good day for him.

 

Cameron White will be confident and will provide and important platform for the team’s innings.

 

JP Duminy will be well planned and balanced, but will lack the aggression to implement his plans.

 

Shikhar Dhawan will have tons of ideas and confidence to deliver. But with the Moon around, he should be wary of complacency.

 

Ankit Sharma will require a better plan and will need to direct his Five of Wands aggression better.

 

Manpreet Gony like the Chariot – balanced, strong and clear with his direction. He will need to maintain his self-belief as the Queen of Cups does warn of him going soft.

 

Who has the advantage?

 

Mumbai Indians

 

(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)