With Peaks in the Background, Teams Ready to Fall or Peak

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Dharamshala, the Tibetan exile world in India, a place super serene and beautiful is ready to host what is so unlike it. Fastest version of a cricket game arrives to a place that is greatly associated with calm & tranquil.

With Himalayan peaks in the background, Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings clash for a place in play-offs. For sure this match promises to be a spectacle and there are two very strong reasons for that. One, both the teams find themselves in a much win situation and would put everything into it, and two, even if cricket doesn’t live up to one’s expectations, surroundings certainly would do.

Chennai seem to be getting stronger every game and they start favorites. Bravo’s last ball six against KKR must have given them tons of confidence and belief. They are a champion team and looks like they are getting into the groove at the right time. Dhoni is eyeing another title win and they are storming towards it.

Punjab on the other hand is facing challenges with consistency. They have won some good tight games against top sides, they lost some easy ones, and they won some away matches and lost some at home. Overall they have shown promise but intermittently and that is what they must sort out going into this game. Potentially, they hold the chance to get four more points from this stage on (unlike most teams) as they still have two more games to go before the play-off.

David Hussey and Azhar Mahmood would want to bring all their T20 experience into this game and so would Dhoni and his men. Keep watching folks, it’s getting beautiful AND exciting !!!


Near Must Win For Kings XI Punjab


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Punjab plays away from home in what is kind of a must win game for them as they seek a place in the play offs. Deccan Chargers have nothing to lose, but they definitely have players of the class of Dale Steyn, Cameron White and Sanga who can spoil Punjab’s party.

Somehow Punjab has done well away from home and they’ll be hoping to continue the same. Shaun Marsh is in superb form with the bat and so is Azhar Mahmood with the ball. They have David Hussey who is an established T20 specialist and the new guys Mandeep and Saini aren’t doing badly either. They seem favourites in this game. Their bowling however hasn’t come off well this season and thus if they win the toss they must back themselves to chase rather than defend some total.

Gilly may not be fully fit to play and they may get Miller back. Deccan are low on confidence but in these shorter formats, you never know!!!