IPL 7: Match preview – Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Bangalore and Chennai two are Colossal teams when it comes to batting department, would clash against each other at Ranchi the makeshift home for Chennai this season. Two teams stand at Interesting position at the business end of the tournament. While the home team is already through, While Virat Kohli led side are on verge of being Knocked out of the Tournament.
The Super kings from South India are having a Great Run in this Tournament, having 8 wins out of 10 games which they have played. They owe a lot to the Opening duo of Dwane Smith and Breandon McCullum, while the Other half of batting hasn’t been tested yet. Moreover the Inclusion of David Hussey who comes in for the Injured would lend even more fire power to their batting department.
On the Other hand, the Bowling Department too looks formidable with Purple Cap Mohit Sharma Leading the Bowling department along with Ravi Chandran Ashwin who is showing signs of coming back to form and even effective spin of Ravindra Jadeja.
Overall the most balanced team amongst two on paper but it would be interesting to see how they cope up with pressure of playing on the Home ground of Captain Cool.
With just 4 wins from 10 matches, Banglore are hanging by skin of their teeth, Nothing is going right for them, Openers aren’t firing, Captain Consistent doesn’t look consistent any longer, Bowlers are getting Smashed all over the Park and closed games aren’t going their way.
The Batting department looks Fragile, except a few knocks from AB Devillers and Yuvraj Singh, RCB hardly have anything to show in batting. With tons of experiments with the opening slot yet none working out, RCB think-tank looks in a spot of bother.
As if batting woes weren’t enough, bowling doesn’t look the former self that they were during first leg of tournament in UAE. The bowling worries have been multiplied after they failed to defend 65 runs in last 4 overs against Steve Smith and James Faulkner.
Bangalore (From): Chris Gayle, Parthiv Patel(w), Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Yuvraj Singh, Vijay Zol, Sachin Rana, Mitchell Starc, Muttiah Muralitharan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Abu Nechim, Albie Morkel, Ashok Dinda, Ravi Rampaul, Varun Aaron, Shadab Jakati, Sandeep Warrier, Harshal Patel,Tanmay Mishra, Yogesh Takawale, Rilee Rossouw
Chennai (From): Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Smith, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Faf du Plessis,Ravindra Jadeja, Vijay Shankar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Samuel Badree, Mohit Sharma, Ishwar Pandey, David Hussey, Ashish Nehra, Ben Hilfenhaus, Matt Henry, Baba Aparajith, Mithun Manhas,Pawan Negi, Ronit More, John Hastings
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