Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Finally KKR get a win they deserve

Finally a loss that i didn't feel too much bad about. Why? Two reasons.
  1. We have already qualified for semifinals. Read why here - We are in the semifinals
  2. And McCullum did deserve atleast one chance to win a game for his team.
But would have loved CSK to go to the semifinals with a little bit of momentum.

  1. Murali: The one man army proved his worth to the team; I am sure he and Hayden are two most important players for Chennai Super Kings in the semifinals and finals
  2. Openers: Finally both the openers got into some runs. I am sure seeing Bailey play, Dhoni might be tempted to play Bailey ahead of Oram.
  3. Other Batsmen: Nice to see all the batsmen getting into some runs. Today's sixes by Morkel showed that he is back into his best batting form.
  4. Tyagi: Today's thrashing by McCullum is a great lesson for Tyagi. I am sure he would be a better player and a better bowler because of that over
  5. Raina: His last over showed that he is a fine death bowler.
  1. Balaji: Probably his off day, a bowler of his intelligence would be back to form in the next match
CSK Fan's Favorite: Murali for his stand out bowling performance among 13 bowlers who rolled their hands today.

Though the next match against Kings XI Punjab won't make any huge impact on our semifinal chances, I would still like to win the match and go with some momentum for the semifinals.


Anonymous said...

Atlast a last ball thriller for us also :)

syed razool said...

Hello Robin,
Nice to see a optimistic review about the yesterday's match but still, I felt like our bowling attack is weak against the likes of Brendon & Hodge. we had a great batting order, no second thought in that but even if we score 250 runs in 20 overs bowlers are the one who need to contend the opposition. But by seeing the match against KKR, we seriously work on our bowling strength(barring Murali) especially in death overs. Next area of concern is our ground fielding, I seriously dont know how Dhoni is going to address that; in every post match interview he is hightlighting that weak-area, still our team responding negatively(though barring some exceptional fielders like Murali,Raina,Haydos). I think, if we come across these areas we will be a top favourites to clinch the title. I feel like this is a positive feedback..:)