Daijiworld Media Network
Pune, Apr 8 : Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the 8th match of this edition of the T20 premier league. Pune are upbeat after their victory in the previous match, where they beat a strong Mumbai side. Their top order didn't click, but the bowlers helped them win the match comfortably in the end. Punjab started off on a losing note and will be looking forward to put up a much improved show.
Pune have won the toss and elected to bat
Ganguly: The stadium looks very good, though its not fully complete. I was happy to see a packed crowd in the last match. Still lot of cricket is left, but we will try to put up a consistent performance. We will bat. It will turn as the match progresses. Ryder opens the batting today and Nehra is also back in the side.
Gilchrist: This is an amazing stadium and the crowd are filling up very fast.
Unfortunately, Shaun Marsh is out with a back injury and Mascarenhas replaces him. I am looking forward to having a good match. I also would have batted first, but we will try to restrict them under 160.
Punjab (From): Love Ablish, Piyush Chawla, Amit Yadav, Azhar Mahmood, Bhargav Bhatt, Bipul Sharma, Siddharth Chitnis, Paras Dogra, James Faulkner, Harmeet Singh, Ryan Harris, Praveen Kumar, Vikramjeet Malik, Mandeep Singh, Shaun Marsh, Dimitri Mascarenhas, David Miller, Abhishek Nayar, Ramesh Powar, Nathan Rimmington, Nitin Saini, Rajagopal Sathish, Shalabh Srivastava, Sunny Singh, Paul Valthaty, Adam Gilchrist(w/c), Parvinder Awana, David Hussey, Stuart Broad
Pune (From): Eklavya Dwivedi, Ashok Dinda, Callum Ferguson, Sourav Ganguly(c), Raiphi Gomez, Harpreet Singh, James Hopes, Dheeraj Jadhav, Kamran Khan, Murali Kartik, Harshad Khadiwale, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Nathan McCullum, Mithun Manhas, Angelo Mathews, Mohnish Mishra, Ali Murtaza, Ashish Nehra, Manish Pandey, Wayne Parnell, Sachin Rana, Jesse Ryder, Marlon Samuels, Rahul Sharma, Steven Smith, Alfonso Thomas, Robin Uthappa(w), Shrikant Wagh, Luke Wright, Mitchell Marsh, Anustup Majumdar, Krishnakant Upadhyay, Tamim Iqbal