IPL 2013: Chennai Super Kings look to consolidate No.1 spot vs Pune Warriors

Steven Smith has been under-utilised and could perhaps be given more responsibility and Luke Wright has added a new dimension with his all-round abilities.

updated: April 30, 2013 09:32 IST
  • Total Shares

Pune Warriors India have had little to cheer about in a campaign that has seen them win just two of their nine matches so far in the Indian Premier League 2013. But Chennai Super Kings are one of the two teams Pune have beaten along the way - in Chennai a fortnight ago - and both teams would remember that detail when they clash at Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium in Pune on Tuesday (April 30).

Pune have been plagued by inconsistency in both the batting and bowling departments. If the bowlers were smashed for 263 by Royal Challengers Bangalore, led by Chris Gayle's unbeaten 175, on April 23, the batsmen let the team down against Delhi Daredevils in Raipur on Sunday, a game Pune should have won after dominating for a majority of the 165-run chase.

It's hard to fathom why players perfectly suited for Twenty20 cricket have struggled so much.

Show Full Article