Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Squad for the first match

Chennai Super Kings has announced the squad for their opening Indian Premier League fixture against Punjab Kings at Mohali, Chandigarh, on April 19. As expected, both Ntini and Morkel are missing from the squad. [Both the players are at home for the South African Domestic T20 tournament and are expected to join the squad for April 26th match]. Surprisingly, Balaji is also missing the match since he has not yet fully recovered from stress fracture. [Since Balaji is missing, we could expect Manpreet Gony, who impressed everyone with his bounce and pace in the practice match, to open the bowling with Oram.]

Other Absentees from the squad are Abhinav Mukund, Napoleon Einstein, Suresh Kumar and Vraj Kadbe

Squad

1. Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain)
2. Stephen Fleming
3. Jacob Oram
4. Michael Hussey
5. Matthew Hayden
6. Muthiah Muralitharan
7. Suresh Raina
8. Parthiv Patel
9. Joginder Sharma
10. Vidyut Sivaramakrishnan
11. Anirudha Srikkanth
12. R Ashwin
13. P Amarnath
14. Shadab Jakati
15. Arun Karthik
16. S Badrinath
17. Manpreet Gony

The team is scheduled to depart for Mohali on Wednesday morning.

News Source: Official Website

2 comments:

scorpicity said...

Parthiv will keep it seems while Dhoni plays but nurses is fingers... on the other side to there are injury concerns... let's see how things unfold from here.

Robin said...

@ with parthiv patel in the side, i think the match will be decided by how openers - Hayden and the other person handles the pace attack early on on the green top... lets se..