The 8th match of CLT20 2014 will be played between Chennai SuperKings and Dolphins. Here is the preview of the match between Chennai Superkings and Dolphins. The match will be played at Chinnaswamy stadium at Bengaluru and will start at 8pm (IST). The pitch at Chinnaswamy is expected to favour the batting side ,with what has been seen during the IPl over the years.
Chennai SuperKings have a team which has a very powerful batting line up, right from it’s openers to Ravindra Jadeja or maybe Ashwin. THere are many , who can win win the match on their own. With one of the dangerous opening combination, it also has a powerful middle order with Raina , duPlesis and Dhoni forming the core of it. The return of Ashish Nehra to from, atleast by the way he performed in the last math will surely please CSK management. Also the experience of playing in all the CLT20 seasons and many pressure situation matches gives them an advantage .
Dolphins on the other hand , being coached by Lance Klusener plays a brand of cricket similar to Kings X11 Punjab. Going after the bowling even after losing wickets has been their strategy and this may turn out in their favour against CSK , especially on the Chinnaswamy track. Their pace bowling is their strength , with Kyle Abbott leading it and Robert Frylinck helping him. Though, Robert went for 2 consecutive sixes in Dolphins’s previous match but he was excellent till then. There are several others , who are more than bits and pieces and are handful in this version.
CSK lacks a pacy bowler who can cause a problem with his pace. This might have been very helpful on a flat track. Dwayne Bravo was lack lusture in their previous match and this might be a cause of concern. The other problem which CSK might face in this match is that their spinnerrs won’t get assistance from the pitch and CSK has been a side that relies on it’s spinners.
Dolphins on the other side lacks a good 5th bowler and CSK may well exploit this. Their batting order lacks big names especially in the middle and players don’t have much experience of Indian conditions, which has been main concern for foreign teams.
1 Dwayne Smith, 2 Brendon McCullum, 3 Suresh Raina, 4 MS Dhoni (capt & wk), 5 Faf du Plessis, 6 Mithun Manhas, 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 R Ashwin, 9 Samuel Badree, 10 Ashish Nehra, 11 Mohit Sharma, 12 Ishwar Pandey, 13 Pawan Negi, 14 Dwayne Bravo, 15 John Hastings
1 Morne van Wyk (capt), 2 Cameron Delport, 3 Cody Chetty, 4 Vaughn van Jaarsveld, 5 Khaya Zondo, 6 Daryn Smit (wk), 7 Andile Phehlukwayo, 8 Robbie Frylinck, 9 Keshav Maharaj, 10 Kyle Abbott, 11 Craig Alexander, 12 Prenelan Subrayen, 13 Daryn Dupavillon, 14 Jonathan Vandiar,15 Sibonelo Makhanya
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