DLF IPL- Chennai Super Kings Vs. Delhi Daredevils

Delhi Daredevils Chennai SuperKings DLF IPL 2 Today’s match up between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Daredevils has all the markings of a high-voltage match.

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) though the initial tournament favourites, had their reputation dented when they lost the first match to Mumbai Indians. However, they have redeemed themselves with their facile win over Royal Challengers Bangalore.

The Delhi Daredevils (DD) have in fact enhanced their reputation when they beat Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) (though through the Duckworth & Lewis method). Imperious Sehwag and the rather timid looking but tigerish Gambhir appear to have created a fear psychosis among the bowlers.

Their reputation is such that the bowlers appear resigned and passively take the punishment.

This where experienced bowlers such as Muralitharan & Flintoff will prove their worth. Instead of opening the attack with Gony & gang, Dhoni should attack Sehwag & Gambhir with Murali & Flintoff. He should then continue with Morkel/Nitni & Gony.

If Murali & Flintoff get wickets in their initial spell then DD’s untested batsmen can be put under pressure.

As usual the toss will be crucial and decision to bat first may well decide CSK chances.

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Blogger straight point said...

minor correction ott...

they beat kxip not kkr... :)

23/04/2009, 15:40  
Blogger Ottayan said...

Thanks for pointing out the error.
I have corrected it.

23/04/2009, 20:27  

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