RR are on a roll now by winning their last two matches and problems are compounding for KXIP after losing yesterday’s match. RR performed as unit in yesterday’s match against KXIP and all the players contributed to the winning cause.Now RR will be having their star all-rounder Shane Watson very soon and that will make this team very formidable. On the other side KXIP is struggling with the batting form of their star players like Sangakkara, Yuvraj Singh and Jayawardene. I think in next match they have to play Shaun Marsh who was top scorer for them in first edition of IPL and inclusion of Brett Lee will also boost their bowling considerably but I feel now it will be very tough for KXIP as they have to win 75% of their matches to qualify for semis. In yesterday’s match they were at very comfortable position but wicket of Yuvraj Singh proved turning point of that match as Yuvraj got out at the wrong time and from there on KXIP never recovered. Most important thing was Yuvraj thrown his wicket. I feel Yuvraj is not happy on losing captaincy and that is playing on his mind and that is causing problems for KXIP.
Today I think DD have to play out of their skins to beat RC which looks unbeatable under the captaincy of Anil Kumble. RC have improved their performance hugely and they are the force now as they have everything in their team which is required for becoming champion. On the other side Sehwag needs to fire from the top to ensure DD win this match which is very important for them. If they lose today than they will make their chances very slim for semis.So lot to play for DD.
Jubilant MI will take on CSK. MI is also on a roll like RC and they are also very formidable side now with Tendulkar firing from the top and leading by example and youngsters like Tiwary, Raidu and Sathish supporting very well. On the other side CSK looks vulnerable without MS Dhoni and they have to play out of their skins to beat MI. For CSK the likes of Hayden and Raina have to bat very well and if MS Dhoni will play today than I feel they have very good chance of winning. MI starts as favourites in this match.