Mumbai Indians win toss, elect to bat against Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2012

Adam Gilchrist is set to miss Sunday’s game against Mumbai Indians too after injuring his hamstring in the clash against Kolkata Knight Riders AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

Mumbai: Apr 22, 2012

Mumbai Indians (MI) won the toss and opted to bat first against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) Indian Premier League (IPL) 2012 match at Mumbai on Sunday.

Mumbai Indians paid the price of reckless batting against Delhi Daredevils as they managed just 92 runs, their second-lowest total in five seasons, to lose their last match comprehensively.

The MI batsmen have to get their act together against a visiting side that itself is placed at the bottom of the points table.

Punjab, whose batting has also not clicked in a big way so far, piled on their biggest score (163) of the season, they still ended up losing after getting a few early wickets through Parwinder Awana.

Captain Adam Gilchrist was absent due to hamstring injury and is set to miss Sunday’s game too.

It was a big blow to Punjab’s campaign as the former Australia keeper had just got among the runs when he made 40 against KKR, and in his absence David Hussey led the side.

The bright spot for Punjab is the fact that Azhar Mahmood, the former Pakistan player but now an England player, was able to join his team after visa-related issues delayed his arrival.

Teams:

MI: Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Raydu, Kieron Pollard, Dinesh Kathik (wk), James Franklin, Harbhajan Singh (c), Thisara Perara, Pragyan Ojha, Munaf Patel, Rudra Pratap Singh

KXIP: Nitin Saini (wk), Siddharth Chitnis, Shaun Marsh, David Hussy (c), David Miller, Azar Mahmood, Mandeep Singh, Piyush Chawla, Bhargav Bhatt, Parvinder Awana, Praveen Kumar

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