Chennai must win today’s to secure their berth in the semi final of IPL twenty20. However if the result didn’t get in their favor then they have to pray for Royal Challengers Bangalore to come out on top of Mumbai Indians if they have to qualify.
But M.S.Dhoni mans don’t want to take the chances too much as they would like to secure their place in the semi finals by themselves not by the result of other match. On the other hand Deccan Chargers would really like to end their bad IPL twenty20 campaign on high note since they have not won a single match in front of their home crowd and they will be looking to register a win against Chennai Super Kings to give their crowd something to cheer about.
With Delhi Daredevils already qualified for the semi finals now its battle for fourth spot between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. Chennai Super Kings who looks rusty with the ball in there last match against Rajasthan Royals needs to tighten their groove if they want to beat the teams like Deccan Chargers who has so far under performed with the reputation they have.
Player to Watch
Rohit Sharma: The man who is in prime form and he may like to score as many as runs possible for his team in his last outing of IPL 2008. He has scored 404 runs so far in the tournament.
A.Morkel: This man is in prime form both with bat and bowl and he would like to carry the momentum in today’s crunch game.
Pitch at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad will be slow and will assist spinners. So any team batting first would like to impose something around 170 runs on the board to put the opposition under pressure. Team winning the toss would like to field first as we have seen out of six matched played here the team batting second have won on four occasions.
Deccan Chargers will likely to make one changes from their squad that played against Royal Challengers Bangalore by bringing back Shahid Afridi in place of Chaminda Vaas. On the other hand Chennai Super Kings will retain the same squad as played against Rajasthan Royals.
Likely Playing XI for both the teams (Match will start from 20:00 PM India time)
Deccan Chargers: Adam Gilchrist (Capt & WK), H.Gibbs, Shahid Afridi, Rohit Sharma, Chamara Silva/N.Zoyasa, Venugopal Rao, D Ravi Teja, Sarvesh Kumar, RP Singh, Pragyan Ojha, D Vijaykumar.
Chennai Super Kings: P.Patel (WK), S.Fleming, S.Raina, M.S.Dhoni (Captain), S.Badrinath, A.Morkel, A.Mukund/J.Sharma, L.Balaji, M. Muralitharan, M.Gony, M.Ntini.