The Mumbai Indians are winning

Two games into the IPL, and they've hardly been tested, mainly due to the strong bowling unit. Malinga has been great with his yorkers-on-demand, and the early wickets he has provided have allowed the back-up dancers bowlers to build on the pressure. Bhajji, Murtaza, Munaf and Pollard have done a great job though - they've ensured that MI haven't needed the hittables, Sathish and Sharma, to turn their arm over. Having that many options, plus Franklin or Symonds, is a good sign for when Malinga leaves for the England tour.

Only the top 4 batsmen - Jacobs, Sachin, Rayudu, Sharma - have had to bat so far, so we haven't really seen how explosive the rest of the line-up (Symonds, Pollard, Franklin, Sathish) can be. When they all do come off, it will be beautiful. Or ugly, if you're on the receiving end. Looking at you, Delhi and Kochi.

I didn't do any sort of preview for the IPL because of the apocalypse exams, so this'll have to do. Mumbai look a good bet to top the table a second year in a row, and they might even be motivated enough to win the whole thing.

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