CHENNAI SUPERKINGS V/S MUMBAI INDIANS

MA Chidambaram stadium, Chennai

Irrespective of yet another slow start, choke and snatching-defeat-from-the-jaws-of-victory performance by Mumbai Indians in the first game against Royal Challengers Bangalore, this match will stand out for the sheer intensity of stars on both sides.

A CSK v/s MI match is never a dull or non-competitive affair. It will be Dhoni v/s Ponting, more as captains than batsmen. While Ponting has clearly passed his prime, as was evident from his struggle against Murali Kartik at Bangalore, Dhoni bats too low to make a massive impact. The Mumbai management must be still licking its wounds from the last ball loss in the first game of the season, but will have to come up with an ingenious solution that definitely involves dropping ONE of Sachin or Ponting from the opening slot. As usual, Pollard was wasted as a batsman, and Mumbai Indians maintained their staggering sub-6 runrate in the first 5 overs.

Chennai will come in strong, with Vijay gaining confidence and form against Australia, and Raina fresh from another test call-up. Ashwin is at his peak at home again, and Jadeja is now Sir RavindraSinh Jadeja- the best left arm spinner in India. They’re packed with T20 winners, and Mike Hussey is their trumpcard along with Dwayne Bravo.

Mumbai Indians

-Their first loss at Bangalore in league history.

-Not the first time Mumbai Indians have botched up a chase that looked under control after a 24-run Christian over.

-Malinga will not play at Chennai, for political reasons.

-MI have always been the stronger side on paper against most teams, but are not good frontrunners.

-MI lost the 2010 league Final at the same ground against Chennai, the only time they reached the final. Sachin Tendulkar was the highest run scorer in league that season.

-This match will feature two of the highest run-scorers in league history in Suresh Raina and Sachin Tendulkar. Chris Gayle, of course, will make a mockery of those records soon, even on one leg.-More than 62000 runs, 171 centuries and 42 years of cricket between the two MI openers. But T20 is a different ball game, and Kumble+Wright might learn that the hard way.

-Too many LEGENDARY cooks (the team thinktank) spoil the broth. Dinesh Karthik/Dwayne Smith must open, with Rohit at 3.

Chennai SuperKings

-Four Finals in 5 years, and 2 Championships. Enough said.

-Faf Du Plessis will not be playing till May. – the league’s most successful team, by a fair margin. 2012’s finalists. -Dhoni, Ashwin, Jadeja and Vijay were India’s test heroes in the recent 4-0 whitewash of Australia.

CSK scraped their way through 2012 into the finals, but look favorites in 2013 once again. KKR looked edgy, MI look soft and RCB look top-heavy as usual. Long way to go, but it’s hard to bet against the SuperKings to reach the final 4 again. They have NEVER failed to reach the semi-finals of the tournament.

-Ever since league began, Dhoni’s Team India has never reached the final 4 of a World T20 tournament.

Prediction: Easy one to call. MI will crash to their second consecutive defeat and Chennai- though rusty- could still sale through without a problem. Strange things are known to happen in this tournament, but without Malinga (and with the two ‘stalwarts’ at the top), those strange things will not happen today.

расчетно кассовое обслуживание бесплатнооставить заявку на получение кредитной картыкак взять займ в киви кошелькеможно ли взять кредит на покупку бизнеса

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


five − 4 =

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

More in Cricket

  • Another Year, Another Grand T20 Auction

    The Premier T20 league in world cricket is less than two months away, once again. This means, on Monday, all paths...

    Rahul DesaiFebruary 22, 2017
  • 5 Underrated Indian Test Opening Batsmen

    In the last 27 years, since 1990, the Indian Test cricket team has had 35 different openers – either long or...

    Rahul DesaiFebruary 21, 2017
  • India v/s England: T20 Report Card

    An Eoin Morgan led England T20 side – which had reached the final of the World T20 in India less than...

    Rahul DesaiFebruary 2, 2017
  • Top Six One-Hit Bowling Wonders

    Continuing with our cricketing one-hit wonders, after a list of five batsmen last week, we will now have a look at...

    Rahul DesaiJanuary 24, 2017
  • India v/s England: ODI Report Card

    England won their first international game on their long, painful India tour at Eden Gardens – the venue of perhaps their...

    Rahul DesaiJanuary 23, 2017
  • Top 5 One-Hit Wonder Batting Stars

    The craft of batting in cricket has arguably seen more evolution than any other area over the last decade. It becomes...

    Rahul DesaiJanuary 18, 2017
  • Gujarat’s Ranji Trophy Fairytale

    A month ago, I stood in one of Ahmedabad’s famous optician stores. I observed the customers as I waited for a...

    Rahul DesaiJanuary 17, 2017
  • Chinks in India’s ODI Armour

    India v/s England, ODI series Result: India win first game to lead 1-0 in 3-match series   It ended up becoming...

    Rahul DesaiJanuary 16, 2017
  • Preview: India v/s England, ODI series

    India played only seven ODIs in 2016, and so ex-captain M.S. Dhoni (takes a while to get used to this term) always...

    Rahul DesaiJanuary 11, 2017

All articles/blogs are intended to inform, entertain and amuse. We make no representations or guarantees about the truth, accuracy or quality of any content.

Copyright 2016 © Bigtree Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved

Subscribe To Our Newsletter
Subscribe to our email newsletter today to receive updates on the latest news!
Thank You For Subscribing To Us!

Now get regular updates on the latest entertainment news and style trends.

Providing you with the best of Bollywood, Hollywood, style and more.
Get the best in entertainment, while keeping yourself entertained!
We respect your privacy. Your information is safe and will never be shared.
Don't miss out. Subscribe today.
×
×
WordPress Popup