Tonight the action of the OPPO Champions League Twenty20 2014 shifts to Bengaluru with the Chennai Super Kings taking on the Lahore Lions in Group A. Unfortunately, Bangalore has been witnessing heavy rains in the last couple of days or so, and today it is no different. The weather forecast for this evening is for thunderstorms right from the evening till the night.
We will have to see if there will be any action at all in today’s Group A CLT20 2014 – Chennai Super Kings vs Lahore Lions match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. A shortened game could be disastrous for the Chennai Super Kings as it will bring the luck factor more than the skill factor.
On paper, the Chennai Super Kings are a much stronger unit compared to the Lahore Lions. The CSK team led by MS Dhoni look more professional and clinical while the Lahore Lions depend on their raw talent. Another fact is that the Lahore Lions doesn’t have the fancy foreign players to deliver. Although there are a few Pakistani internationals in Skipper Mohammad Hafeez and others, the Lahore Lions don’t really look intimidating. Having said that, we should not forget that the Lahore Lions had defeated the defending CLT20 Champions – the Mumbai Indians!
Chennai Super Kings go into this match with one defeat against the Kolkata Knight Riders and a victory against the Sunfoil Dolphins. Their batting has come good now and their bowling looks good with Ashish Nehra’s re-invention as a pacy swing bowler.
The Lahore Lions are in their second game and they need to win this to survive in the tournament. This Pakistani domestic side had lost its first match against the Kolkata Knight Riders.
The Chennai Super Kings v Lahore Lions, T20 match is scheduled to begin at 8:00 pm IST. This OPPO CLT20 2014 match will be shown live on Star Cricket channels. Check here the list of channels bringing the live cricket streaming of CLT20 in your part of the world.
Chennai Super Kings Squad: Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Smith, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, MS Dhoni (C & WK), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ashish Nehra, Mohit Sharma, Ishwar Pandey, Pawan Negi, John Hastings, Samuel Badree, Mithun Manhas
Lahore Lions Squad: Ahmed Shehzad, Nasir Jamshed, Mohammad Hafeez (C), Saad Nasim, Umar Akmal (WK), Umar Siddiq, Asif Raza, Wahab Riaz, Mustafa Iqbal, Adnan Rasool, Aizaz Cheema, Imran Ali, Mohammad Saeed, Ali Manzoor, Agha Salman