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Saturday, May 10, 2008

IPL twenty20 – Kings XI Punjab confident to continue their winning streak against Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings who registered their win on the last ball of the match in their last encounter now keen to continue their good show in front of their home crowd. When Chennai Super Kings clashed with kings XI Punjab they have beaten them quite comfortably only because of super inning from M.Hussey who is not with team now.

So far Chennai Super Kings have won five of their encounter in the eight matches they have played and on the other hand Kings XI Punjab has won same number of matches while playing only seven encounters. They have won their last five encounters quite comfortable after loosing their first two encounters with Chennai and Rajasthan Royals.

Player to Watch

Albie Morkel: His hard hitting sixes continued in this format of the game and in last match he hit three consecutive sixes of Virendra Sehwag to help his team to chase down 188 runs. He favours the arc between the straight boundary and deep midwicket and teams haven't found a way to curtail his big hits yet.

Shaun Marsh: After the debut in IPL twenty20 he has shown what he can do with his bat. He has always given his team start his team looking for. He is fluent left hander and scored consistently in the last three matches he played.

M.S.Dhoni Vs P.Chawla: So far Dhoni has failed while facing the legbreak spinner. So it will be very even contest between Dhoni and Chawla. He was dismissed by a legbreak from Shane Warne and was restricted and dismissed by left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha in two out of his last three games.

Pitch Report

Pitch at Chepauk will as usual full of runs and will provide some help for spinners. So any score between 170 and 180 will be defended by the team batting first.

Team News

With the win in the bag in the last match against Delhi Daredevils, Chennai Super Kings are unlikely to change their winning combination. Kings XI Punjab has some fitness worries so their top run scorer in the tournament Kumar Sangakkara is likely to miss out few matches. So Kings XI also may play with same XI as they played on last Saturday.

Likely Playing XI for both the teams (Match will start from 20:00 PM India time)

King XI Punjab: J.Hopes, S.Marsh, R.Srawan, Mahela Jayawardne, Yuvraj Singh (Captain), Irfan Pathan, Uday Kaul (WK), G.Singh, Piyush Chawla, Vikram Singh, S. Sreesanth.

Chennai Super Kings: S Vidyut, Stephen Fleming, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain & WK), Suresh Rania, Albie Morkel, Chamara Kapugedera, S Badrinath, Manpreet Gony, Palani Amarnath, Muttiah Muralitharan, Lakshmipathy Balaji.


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posted by KANISH RANJAN @ 7:01 PM  
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