Their winning streaks snapped, hosts Mumbai Indians as well as visitors Kolkata Knight Riders would be anxious to regain that momentum when they clash in the Indian Premier League match in Mumbai on Monday.
Sachin Tendulkar-led MI, after starting off their campaign in great style by winning the opening two ties, came a cropper at the Brabourne Stadium on Saturday night against a highly-disciplined effort by Anil Kumble's Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
Sourav Ganguly-captained KKR too began their campaign after two largely unsuccessful editions by fashioning upset away victories against defending champions Deccan Chargers and runners-up RCB before losing the next two ties.
These two charismatic captains, who have rubbed shoulders over more than a decade and a half for India, would be anxious to rediscover the magic potion for their teams to cut the losing streak before it spoils their campaign.
The worrying factor for the hosts has been their bowling attack. Mumbai Indians were almost tripped in their opening game against Rajasthan Royals when Yusuf Pathan tore apart their attack with his audacious shots after they had run up a huge score of 212 for seven.
After a brilliant batting and bowling display in the next match away against Delhi Daredevils, the team collectively failed Saturday evening against RCB and would need to pull up their socks if they don't want to lose two matches in-a-row. PTI