IPL 6: Pune clash with history in Bangalore

With just four points and battling a negative net run rate, Pune need their batting and bowling units to fire in tandem if they want to make it to the play-offs.

updated: April 22, 2013 23:08 IST
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Pune Warriors have had a dismal run in the Pepsi Indian Premier League 2013. Languishing at the bottom of the points table with just two wins from seven matches, Pune face a stiff challenge when they take on Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore on Tuesday.

Coming on the back of a disappointing seven-wicket loss against Kings XI Punjab at Mohali, it will be interesting to see if Pune can bring a halt to Bangalore's winning streak at home, where they have won five games so far. Pune - ever since their inception in 2011 - haven't managed to beat Bangalore even once.

Though Bangalore's overseas contingent might boast of megastars, Pune's foreign recruits are multi-faceted, providing the team with plenty of options. There has been a constant change in captaincy in this edition - Aaron Finch was the third player to lead Pune, in the match against Punjab, after Angelo Mathews, the original captain, and Ross Taylor sat out.

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