RR

  • In form team- capable of chasing any total.
  • Top order and middle order batsmen are amongst runs.
  • Binny, Dravid, Hodge, Samson and Watson will score.
  • Bowling is average.
  • Must play Owais Shah.
  • Rest Chandila, Tait and Sreesanth.
  • Play Amit Singh.

CSK

  • Top order in great form.
  • Murali Vijay and Hussey will fail.
  • Dhoni, Bravo, Raina and badrinath will score.
  • Strong bowling side- Ashwin, Jadeja and Morris.
  • Rest Morkel.
  • Play Jakati- match winner.

Comparison

  • Both teams strong in batting line up.
  • Both captains are managing resources well.
  • It will be a mind game- Dravid vs Dhoni
  • Top order of both teams in form.
  • CSK are stronger bowling.
  • RR has good domestic bowling talent.
  • Close high scoring match on the cards.

Chances Of Winning- RR 55%, CSK 45 %