Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Crucial Games for CSK coming up..

After 8 games, CSK have firmly established themself as one of the top four teams so far. But IPL is not yet over. And the team has to play 6 more games. To qualify for the knockout stages, CSK needs to win atleast four of the remaining six games.

Easier way would be to win both the games against Rajasthan Royals and win the other 2 home games. Lose both the games against Rajasthan Royals, CSK's campaign for the top four finish would be all but over. That is why the game tomorrow against Rajasthan Royals is crucial for CSK.

Also considering the weather prediction tomorrow(hot & humid), the toss would play a huge role in the match.

CSK Probable XI
1. Vijay 2.Hussey 3. Raina 4. Badri 5. Dhoni  6. Albie 7. Anirudh Srikkanth 8. Ashwin 9. Jakati 10. Randiv 11. Bollinger

I have an inkling that the team management might play either Faf or Styris in the place of Randiv tomorrow. 

RR Probable XI:
1. Watson 2. Dravid 3. Botha 4. Menaria 5. Ross Taylor 6. Rahane 7. Binny 8. Yagnik 9. Shane Warne 10. Amit Singh 11. Trivedi

Most Dangerous Players
1. Watson: Sometimes CSK have a tendency to let the openers to score freely. But if you let Watson score easily, he will finish the game for Rajasthan Royals.
2. Ross Taylor: Ross Taylor's would prefer CSK's spin friendly attack. He might be one of the reasons that CSK might pick Southee or Stryis to give themself that extra-pace bowler. 

Favorites: CSK are the stronger team on paper. But with Warne at helm, the win would not come easily. 


Senthil said...

I guess both teams are really equal on paper. The only difference is we have home ground advantage. Otherwise I dont see toss playing crucial role. They always would like to chase. We always wanted to set target. So I see this is a match of equals. The one who handles resources and pressure better will win. Even though u have confidence in CSK team, Warne is known for springing surprises. Let us wait and watch.
Keeping my fingers crossed. And again I dont see the possibility any changes in CSK team.

Danesh said...

Jakati's catch of Watson virtually sealed the match