One of the trends that has emerged in the Indian Premier League 2013 is how well most teams have capitalised on playing at home. Stadiums in Jaipur, Bangalore, Mumbai and Hyderabad have each become fortresses for home teams, while visiting teams have found it tough to win at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata and the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Amongst the few unhappy teams to have bucked this trend are Pune Warriors India, who have stumbled badly away and not fared too much better at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium in Pune. About the only thing they can count as a positive ahead of their match on Thursday (May 2) is the track record of the team they'll be up against. Royal Challengers Bangalore have suffered four losses in the season so far, and each has come away.
That's about the only consolation Pune have though, because track record or not, they'll find it difficult to forget what happened when they last met Bangalore. Chris Gayle decided that April 23 would be his day, sending the bowlers on a leatherhunt of the kind not seen earlier.