Ganguli should inspire new Warriors
This year Ganguly took over a team beset with injuries, and the absence of their star pick Yuvraj Singh, who’s still recovering from cancer. Their batting last year too much involved Yuvraj and Robin Uthappa. They initially won’t have the services of two important overseas recruits, Michael Clarke and Angelo Mathews, who are playing Tests for their countries.
Warriors are up against their neighbours, and tournament contenders Mumbai Indians. Even the defending champions Chennai Super Kings were no match in the IPL opener, which Mumbai Indians dominated with an all-round effort. The one concern for Mumbai Indians is the availability of Sachin Tendulkar, who had to retire hurt with a finger injury in the opening game. His captain, Harbhajan Singh, was hopeful that Tendulkar would play tomorrow.
Pune Warriors is definitely starting the tournament as underdogs but to go Warriors.