Saturday, 20 April 2013

Contest between 2 Strong Teams

If weather permits, the last year finalists should provide the fans with a cracker of contest. Surprisingly, both teams are in the mid-table, while the weak teams on paper like Hyderabad & Rajasthan are surging ahead. 

CSK Probable XI
1. Hussey 2. Vijay 3. Raina 4. Badri 5. Bravo 6. Dhoni 7. Jadeja 8. Albie 9.Ashwin 10. Morris 11. M Sharma

Don't think the team would tinker much with the playing eleven. I don't think Nannes would be fit again (if he really was injured) - in such a short period

KKR Probable XI
1. Bisla 2. Gambhir 3. Kallis 4. Morgan 5. Tiwary 6. Pathan 7. Das 8. Bhatia 9. Senanayake 10. Naraine 11. Balaji

With a team boasting 2 mystery spinners, it would be unwise for CSK to play slow in the first six overs. The team has to make maximum use of power-play overs - since Naraine & Senanayake may not give any opportunities to score quickly in the middle overs. 

Most Dangerous Players
1. Kallis: Both his bowling & batting needs to be countered. His wicket early would dent the team badly - especially if KKR are batting second. 
2.. Naraine, Senanayake & Gambhir: All of them match-winners on their day. I am sure that the team would have prepared a game plan for each of them. 
3. Balaji: While the other players have got all the credit, he has been silently bowling those economical overs for KKR. Ensuring that CSK has a 9+runs run rate in his overs would be paramount

Prediction: If the weather permits, it would be a close, unpredictable match - until the last over. 

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