Brett Lee will be missing for the Kings XI with a broken thumb, but they have a good replacement in Juan Theron. Theron had an impressive start to the IPL, but was a little indifferent in the last game he played, and he would also want to get his rhythm right before he joins South Africa for the World T20.
For the Deccan Chargers, the equation is very simple. Their net run rate is not too good, and the most straightforward path to the semi-finals for them is to win their remaining two matches. If they can do so handsomely it will be a bonus, but their primary focus will be on just getting across the finishing line.
Image: Mahela Jayawardene a key to Punjab's success.