The Pune Warriors Vs Kochi Tuskers Kerala (PW Vs KTK) match of IPL 2011 edition will be played at Mumbai on April 13, 2011. Both PW and KTK are new franchise teams of the IPL and in season 2011 both the teams will be participating for the first time.
Player of Indian cricket team, Yuvaraj Singh has been made captain of Pune Warriors. Yuvaraj Singh was man of the match in the India Vs Ireland as well as India Vs Netherland group matches of ICC World Cup 2011.
The other players in the team of Pune Warriors include skipper Graeme Smith of South Africa, Jessy Ryder of New Zealand team and the Sri Lankan all rounder Angelo Mathews. Yuvaraj Singh was formerly the icon player as well as captain of Kings XI Punjab. In season 2009 of IPL, he led the team up to semifinals. The other Indian players in the team include Manish Pandey, Abhishek Jhunjhunwala and Mithun Minhas.
The new IPL franchise team from Kochi, Kochi Tuskers Kerala has made Sri Lankan cricketer Mahela Jayawardene as its captain. Bowler Muttiah Muralitharan and Thisara Perera are the other Sri Lankan players in the team. The two international players who are eminent in T20, Brendon McCullum and Brad Hodge are also in the KTK team. Raiphi Gomez, Owais Shah, Steve O’Keefe, Michael Klinger, John Hastings and Steven Smith are the other international players in the team.
Indi Commnados Kerala had included in the team the home players Ravindra Jadeja, Parthiv Patel, Kedar Jadhav, Ramesh Powar, R P Singh, Sreesanth and Vinay Kumar.
The Australian cricketer and former coach of Pakistan cricket team Geoff Lawson will be the coach of Indi Commandos Kerala team.