Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Another Important Game for CSK!

With the end of the league stages approaching, this game between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Daredevils has a lot of context for both the teams. Delhi Daredevils have lost their only match-winner and would be itching to prove that they can win without Sehwag. Chennai Super Kings would be on a high after their second away victory and would be looking to continue their domination at Chennai. . 

With the win against Rajasthan Royals, Chennai Super Kings need a win with a good run-rate to qualify for the play-offs. But wins in the next two matches would surely go a long-way in helping the team to qualify for the top two positions. If the teams qualify in the top two, the other teams have to defeat CSK at Chennai (an uphill task) to win the cup. 

CSK Probable XI:
1. Vijay 2. Hussey 3. Raina 4. Badri 5. Dhoni 6. Morkel 7.Bravo 8. Abhinav Mukund/Saha 9. Ashwin 10. Jakati 11.Bollinger

I still can't understand CSK management picking Saha ahead of Mukund and Srikkanth. But i expect Srikkanth or Mukund to return to the side in this game. 

DD Probable XI:
1. Colin Ingram 2. Warner 3. Ojha 4. Venugopal Rao 5. Hopes 6. Irfan Pathan 7. Sridhar Sriman 8. Y Nagar 9. Ajit Agarkar 10. Morne Morkel 11. Nadeem

Most Dangerous Players
1. Morne Morkel: He would be looking for a good performance after the thrashing by Mumbai Indians. Also a win tomorrow would give a lot of bragging rights at home (against Albie)
2. Warner: Like Sehwag, he can single-handedly win the match for Delhi Daredevils. But Chennai's pitch might not be to his liking. 

Favorites: CSK are the favorites but writing-off Delhi Daredevils would be a huge mistake. 


Senthil said...

Well written article Robin.
Yes its time for CSK to play a mature sport with full confidence but never with over-confidence. In this format any team could win on a given day. So its advisable for CSK to stick to their strengths and defeat the opponents.

In a spinning track, I expect Randiv to play (if he is available, probably his last match) or du Flesis instead of Bravo. This gives that additional spinning option + a game to test few new guys. And I will once more go with Vignesh/Ganapathy instead of Anirudh (who is likeley to play in Chennai conditions). The inclusion of Vignesh/Ganapathy might help Dhoni with more bowling options. Thats always going to be there in the wish list; but never going to happen.

Still I hope that CSK wins with a thumping margin.

darkprince said...

gr8t win.....we could hav bowled better but dint enjoy the set max extra innings were they tried so hard to mimic tanglish! which sort of pissed me off..wats with sterotype ..of south ppl an hw we talk..lets face set max r post colonial f@#$s!who still cant get over tamil ppl...