Thursday, 14 May 2009

Chennai Super Kings Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore - Match Preview

Last year, Bangalore Royal Challengers nearly ended Chennai Super Kings' chances of Semifinal spot when they defeated Chennai Super Kings. When they met last year, Bangalore Royal Challengers have accepted the fact they are going to end up in the latter half of the table, while Chennai Super Kings were looking for that one win that will take them to the semifinal. And the match was the worst embarassment faced by Chennai Super Kings. [Wanted to walk through the memory lanes, read here]. Today the situation is reversed. Chennai Super Kings are more or less assured of their semifinal spot[They need just one more win], while Bangalore Royal Challengers hopes of making to the semifinals ends if they lose tomorrow's match.

CSK Playing XI: No Changes expected. But Dhoni would be surely tempted to give a game to some benchwarmers like Ntini.

RCB Playing XI: Praveen Kumar might come back from injury, otherwise no changes are expected in the squad.

Most Dangerous Players:
  1. Kallis: Kallis has been in fine nick this IPL Season. Hope Morkel or Tyagi take his wicket early or otherwise he will lay a nice platform for others like Ross Taylor to exploit.
  2. Boucher: Boucher also has been in his best form. Hope we don't give up an opportunity to save the game for Bangalore Royal Challengers. Because if we give it, I am sure he would do it for sure.

Royal Contests:
  1. Kumble Vs Murali: I am sure one of these two bowlers would win the match for their club. Just hoping it is Murali
  2. Dravid Vs Balaji: Dravid has been having a quite tournament after coming back from India. I am sure he would be looking to get back to his old ways. And how Balaji controls him would decide the score that Bangalore Royal Challengers reaches
Favorites: Chennai Super Kings are the clear favorites. But if Royal Challengers win today's game, be assured that it won't be the last meeting between these two clubs this season.


karthik said...

csk vs rcb review
in the previous match rcb has won in great style and we have to be careful in dealing with them. We have to have plans against kallis, dravid and ryder to win the match. If the current batting form continues it will be a easy task for csk to gain points and be complacent. Else we have to fight with too many friends to reach semi finals. So its better we ail for a win and comfortable points. I do hope ntini will be replacing oram and vidyut may get a chance to open but that all depends on csk management. when will hussey join csk?

Robin said...

@ karthik,

I also would have thought that winning against RCB would have given us a semifinal spot. Now we have to play well in two of the next three matches to avoid Delhi in the semifinals..