Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Searching for Elusive Away Win!!!

Chennai has played six matches this IPL season (3 home + 3 away) and are yet to win their first away victory. Alsotoday's game  is very crucial for Chennai Super Kings to firmly establish themself as a contender for a place in the top four. That is why, Chennai Super Kings need to have a back-to-back victory against Pune Warriors.

CSK Probable XI:
1. Vijay 2.Hussey 3. Raina 4. Badri 5. Dhoni  6. Albie 7. Abhinav Mukund 8. Ashwin 9. Jakati 10. Tim Southee 11. Bollinger

Considering Navi Mumbai pitch so far, I expect the team to pick Southee ahead of Randiv. Seeing the commitment shown by Mukund on the fielding, it might not be long before he gets picked in the team. 

Pune Probable XI:
1. Ryder 2. Manish Pandey 3. Mishra 4. Uthappa 5. Yuvraj 6. Manhas 7. Mishra 8. J Sharma 9. Wagh 10. Jermoe Taylor 11. Thomas

Most Dangerous Players
1. Thomas: Navi Mumbai pitch favors fast bowlers in the early overs. So expect him to be a threat in the initial overs. 
2. Yuvraj Singh: He would be looking to make amends to his poor batting for the match in Chennai. It is necessary that Chennai Super Kings bowlers gets his wicket early. 

Favorites: Though CSK are the favorites on paper, I expect an evenly contested & close game.


Senthil said...

U have hit the bulls eye as far team selection is concerned. Yes I too guess it night be the same team. If Vijay is injured then Mukund will replace him.

But i expect the but's, if's & other selections woos of CSK to continue once again. Also I think Morkel will be CSK's weak link. If Raina fires we might win. But not otherwise.

I too expect a close contest; But I guess Pune have the edge.

Danesh said...

It might be worth moving Morkel up the order to #3