About the Match
Chennai Super Kings clashing with Titans on 22nd September is going to be a feast of super cricket to cricket lovers, whether live on ground or on TV screen. Home ground and in front of his admirers, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is going to be in action and ground is expected to be jam-packed. Titans are no less; most of the players with over 100 strike rate and have played over 50 matches in this shorter format of the game. Both teams are equally matched in all departments of the game. This is the 2nd match of the day on 22nd and under the flood lights it will be a real feast to watch.
Chennai Super Kings:
Dhoni as always will lead from the front and play his signature shots. He is a cool captain, thinking behind the wicket while his bowlers and fielders are doing the rest. He is not easy to get perturbed under tight conditions or over-awed with wonderful achievements here and there. With young Indian guys, always to oblige what the captain wants, he has good supporting South African and West Indian players who have good experience and are proven achievers. Murali Vijay and Badrinath have been playing superb cricket. Ashwin has been in top form during recent series against Zimbabwe. Packed with true all-rounders in Bravo, Plessis and Jadeja, Dhoni has plenty of choices with Murali Vijay, Hussey, Badrinath Raina and Morkel. CSK has the luxury of changing the batting order depending on conditions and dependable performers.
South Africans will mark each individual opposing with different game plan for each. Most of the players have very good experience, some of them having played in previous essays of IPL
. Merwe and Villiers will prove their worth demonstrating all-round performance. They will try and choke the Super Kings with slightest possible opportunity. Most of the top order have over 100 SR and keep up the momentum. Rudolph, Burren and Links have performed well and will try and give good support to the battery of fast bowlers. They have the capability to keep a fairly good run rate above 8 per over. Davids will utilize all his experience and skills to make it hard for the Super Kings to tilt the result in their favor.
Both teams have very proven achievers who have demonstrated their capabilities whenever opportunity came their way. The young Indians in CSK – Jadeja, Vijay and Badrinath have been doing very well in batting. Ashwin has been doing lot of talking, with the ball playing havoc on the batsmen. Michael Hussey and Murali Vijay will be playing with full potential. Dhoni himself will be a treat to watch in front home crowd. It’s going to be high scoring tight match with the result expected to go to the last ball. I think Dhoni will not let his admirers down and come out with flying colors due to the home advantage.
Chennai Super Kings, 1.53 @ William Hill