Defending champions Chennai Super kings will take on the Pune Warriors India Match 24 of DLF IPL 2012 at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. PWI have already played and won the match against CSK few days ago. Sourav Ganguly would be quite confident but hold on the CSK have a very good records in their home ground it really going to tough to defeat them at their home ground. Though in the last match PWI were unable to defend a total of 183 and were defeated by RCB. For CSK start of campaign had a very indifferent start of the tournament which they never expected 3 out of five matches. I would say a poor start from the defending champions.
Chennai super kings would be little worried about their batting line-up basically from the Murali Vijay looking out of form since the start of the tournament notable create any impact this season 5. Look out for a change in CSK’s batting order – the explosive Srikkanth Anirudha is waiting to get a chance to play his first game in season 5 Dhoni really needs to think know how to use the resources no doubt in his capabilities. CSK have a good batting line-up consisting of some powerful hitters like Suresh Riana, MSD, D. Bravo. But Raina started off well his innings but not able to convert it into big score. The CSK skipper MS Dhoni himself will feel the pressure after only managing 89 runs in five innings. Albie Morkel will not be playing because he need to fly back to South Africa for his best friend – who was shot dead, real blow for CSK team.PWI would be worried about the bowling attack especially of Rahul Sharma & Nehra RCB heavily punished by Gayle and AB de Villiers and lost the match. Need to really work hard and keep their minds cool in the slog overs. Also, keep an eye on the explosive opening pair of Robin Uthappa and Jesse Ryder; the pair was unstoppable on a flat batting surface at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Expected 11 playing for today’s match:
Pune Warriors: Sourav Ganguly(captain), Robin Uthappa, Jesse Ryder, Marlon Samuels, Manish Pandey, Steve Smith, Bhuwanesh Kumar, Rahul Sharma, Wayne Parnell, A.Nehra and Ashok Dinda.
Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Murali Vijay, Suresh Raina, Shadab Jakati, S Badrinath, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Doug Bollinger, Srikkanth Anirudha and Suraj Randvi
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