Pune Warriors were mediocre in 2011. Their 9 losses include both the losses against CSK, who went on to win the championship for second time. Yet, 2012 appears different. With Ganguly at helm they have started with two wins, but their age-old batting problem made them lose third match. CSK on the other hand has again started the tournament with a mix of loss and wins. CSK vs Warriors is like David vs Goliath Will Warriors create their biggest upset!! Or CSK will crush them, as expected!!
Chennai Super Kings have won both the matches convincingly against Pune Warriors in 2011. First they defended a low total of 142 runs and then they chased 141 runs losing only 2 wickets. Pune Warriors have proved to be no match.
Head-to-Head CSK 2-0 PWI
- CSK won by 25 runs
CSK won by 8 wickets
Who Will Win Today
Pune Warriors is flying high, and rightly so as they have won 2 out of 3 matches, played in 2012. In 2011 they could win only 4 in complete tournament. CSK on the other hand has succumbed without fight against DD, while won against lowly Deccan Chargers. Their high run chasing win against RCB is enough to scare all opponents. CSK is back in tournament with a bang.
Warriors have created an upset defeating strong Mumbai Indians in Mumbai. After that they have emerged better against Kings XI in both the matches. Yet, against Chennai Kings the same plan may fail.
Pune Warriors lacks imposing big hitters, whereas CSK has batsmen upto number 9. Considering 2011, CSK should win easily. But, with dodgy performances from their batsmen and bowlers in 2012 in last 4 matches, on current form Pune Warriors is the favorite to win.