Nokia Champions League T20-Chennai Super Kings Vs Cape Cobras-28 Sep-Preview/Winner??

The 9th match of the league will be played between two Group A teams, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Cape Cobras (CC) on 28 Sep at Chennai. Both are power packed teams and a keen contest is on the cards.

Team Performances

                     Played             Won                   Lost     

CSK                  1                     Nil                       1-MI

CC                     1                1-NSWB                  Nil

CSK

  • Strong side with hard hitting batsmen in Murali Vijay, Badrinath, Hussey and Dhoni.
  • Except Hussey, no batsman appears to be in good form.
  • Bravo is a run getter and must come up at 1 down.
  •  Morkel should bat lower down to restore situation in case of collapse.
  • Morkel is effective, Bollinger wavers, Jakati gets hit all over. Bravo and Raina can trouble batsmen.
  • Bollinger could be replaced with Kulasekara who is good in picking up wickets.

 

CC

  • Experienced, well knit side.
  • Opening batsmen are hard hitters and score quick runs. Gibbs a match winner.
  • Philander, Ontong and Justin Kemp are good all rounders to steer team out of trouble.
  • Langeveldt and Steyn check run rate and pick up wickets as well putting opponents under pressure.
  •  Spinners bowl with common sense and to the field set.
  •  Superb fielding side.

Assesement

  • With strong batting line up, both teams have the capability to score around 170 runs with ease.
  • High scoring match on the cards. Players to watch- Duminy, Owais Shah, Raina, Murali Vijay.
  • Bowlers will chnage the course of the match. Watch out for Steyn, Petersen, Raina, Morkel.
  • CSK have an edge due to home crowd advantage.
  •  However, CC are tough fighters and will edge past CSK.

Likely Winner-CC

 

 

 

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