Pune Warriors India win toss, elect to bat against Rajasthan Royals

Pune Warriors India are languishing at the eighth position and will have to win all their remaining four matches to be in contention for play-offs berth AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

Delhi: May 8, 2012

Pune Warriors India skipper Sourav Ganguly won the toss and elected to bat against Rajasthan Royals in the 52nd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2012 at Pune.

With Dravid and young gun Ajinkya Rahane doing well at the top and the middle order too responding, batting has not been much of a problem for them. But they have failed in conquering tight matches.

Pune too have lost close matches and their morale has taken a beating with five defeats in a row. Rajasthan would look to pile on the misery of the hosts.

Pune are languishing at the eighth position and will have to win all their remaining four matches to be in contention for play-offs berth.

Teams:

RR: Rahul Dravid (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Shane Watson, Owais Shah, Ashok Menaria, Ankeet Chavan, Johan Botha, Stuart Binny, Dishant Yagnik (wk), Shaun Tait, Siddharth Trivedi

PWI: Robin Uthappa (wk), Anustup Majumdar, Michael Clarke, Sourav Ganguly (c), Steven Smith, Angelo Mathews, Mithun Manhas, Wayne Parnell, Bhuveneshwar Kumar, Murali Kartik, Ashish Nehra

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