Saturday, 9 May 2009

Battle for the Top

Finally we get to see a battle for the top of the table. Both the teams – Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals are in a winning spree. So I am personally expecting a great match ahead..

CSK Playing XI: Hope Oram returns back from injury. If that happens, Bailey & Gony will make way for Vijay. If not, playing Ntini & Vijay for Bailey & Gony would be a good option. But be assured that Gony would miss this match.

RR Playing XI: Don’t expect many changes in the playing XI. But choosing between Mascernhas and Mourne Morkel is going to be a tough decision for Shane Warne.

Most Dangerous Players:

  1. Yusuf Pathan: If he fires, Rajasthan Royals will win irrespective of the performance of the opposition team
  2. Shane Warne: Can never discount the captaincy of Shane Warne

Royal Contests:

  1. Murali Vs Pathan: This contest is bound to determine the match
  2. Morkel Vs Morkel: Though it might not be a clash of epic portion, has the potential to have a lot of drama

Favorites: Chennai Super Kings. With a much more talented side at his side, one should expect Dhoni to cruise through but never discount Shane Warne the captain.


karthik said...

yes your observations is correct on the playing XI. Vijay and hayden should open followed by dhoni raina badri morkel and ntini can be brought in the playing eleven to give a stiff fight to rajasthan royals. We should keep in mind that there is no shane watson and sohail tanvir as during the ipl finals so there is much chance for csk to win this match provided they field and bowl well upto their potential. Eager to watch the thriller.

Robin said...

@ karthik,

Me too waiting for the match to start.. If they bat, bowl and field well, there is no chance for any other team.. Just hoping that Yusuf does n't fire in the match.

karthik said...

ya may be murali should do that job to get yusuf pathan early. Let us hope tyagi bowls his full quota upfront