25/04/2009

Knights cross swords with Kings

☺ WONDER WOMAN ☺

The Chennai Super Kings match against Kolkata Knight Riders in the DLF-Indian Premier League today could well turn out to be a boring match.

Both teams have a lot to lose and hence will play warily. Unless someone comes up with an electrifying performance, both teams will play the percentages and strive to minimize their mistakes.

This match could be boring because, both KKR and CSK have not come up with one stunning performance. Their performances have been adequate and hence they have lost close matches. However, CSK has more positives because they won their match against RCB comprehensively, whereas KKR won their only match against KXIP based on the D/L method.

Talking about this match from CSK’s angle, they have to win and if possible win big. Now that Flintoff has flown the coop, Ntini is a certainty. It will mean Badrinath will get an opportunity to make an effective contribution with his bat. Finally, CSK needs to capitalize on the tempo created by Hayden and get over its ‘strategy break’ hang-up.
In short CSK should stop playing like mere mortals and start playing like Kings.



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4 Comments:

Anonymous rs said...

Ntini or will it be Oram -- Perhaps Joginder needs to be switched as well...

must win for CSK -- atleast KKR has all the tamasha to fall back on :)

25/04/2009, 09:21  
Blogger Ottayan said...

RS,

I am not too happy with playing Oram. His inclusion will mean they will be hoping that he comes good with the bat.

Let us have Ntini as a pure play bowler the other stalwarts can pick up the slack.

25/04/2009, 09:31  
Blogger lviss said...

BOTH ARE AT THE BOTTOM AND IT SHOULD BE A GOOD CONTEST . RIDERS FAILURE IS UNDERSTANDABLE BUT CHENNAIS POOR SHOW SO FAR IS A SURPRISE. THEY HAVE TO WIN ALL THE NEXT MATCHES TO BREATHE FREE. THEY SHOULD NOT DEPEND ON OTHER TEAMS FAILING TO GIVE THEM A CHANCE.

25/04/2009, 14:19  
Blogger Ottayan said...

lviss,
Chennai Super Kings are with their backs to the wall.

25/04/2009, 15:56  

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