Watch the live stream of Pune Warriors vs Mumbai in the 2013 IPL.
Where: Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium
When: 10.30 BST
Mumbai Indians have the perfect opportunity to cement their place in the 2013 IPL play-offs as they take on struggling Pune Warriors India.
It almost couldn’t be two more contrasting stories with these two franchises. as the big spending Mumbai have achieved what they set out to do and are in strong contention for a top four finish.
Pune Warriors meanwhile continue their woeful performances in the Twenty20 competition, losing eight straight matches and 11 in total.
Pune were the first team to be eliminated from the IPL and a disjointed campaign, that has seen them use three different captains, has taken a further blow by the news all-rounder Steve Smith has had to fly back to Australia to be treated for a back injury.
As for Mumbai, their rotation of captaincy has been much more effective, after Ricky Ponting decided his leadership wasn’t working at the start of the season the reigns were handed to Indian batsman Rohit Sharma.
Sharma appears to have brought some more stability to the side and his promotion to opener has also improved his batting – as the 26-year-old is in contention for the Orange Cap award.
Ponting has struggled and has rarely featured since dropping himself earlier in the tournament, but fellow veteran Sachin Tendulkar has fared better when trying to find his feet and Dinesh Karthik has also looked strong at the crease.