Tonight at Bangalore, we have the Chennai Super Kings taking on the Sunfoil Dolphins in a Group A match of the OPPO Champions League Twenty20 2014. Both the teams Chennai Super Kings and Dolphins are off to a bad start losing their opening matches against the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Perth Scorchers respectively.
The Chennai Super Kings have got to be the favourites to win today against the Sunfoil Dolphins. Although there could be a problem with weather in Bengaluru which is for a 90% chance of rain. We could even have a thunderstorm that could spoil all the action in the Chennai Super Kings vs Dolphins match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.
Well the CSK are the team filled up with stars. Their opening batsmen are Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum who are the most destructive pair to bat at the top. Suresh Raina can effortlessly score quickly while Faf du Plessis is in rich form. Skipper MS Dhoni is there as the finisher along with Dwayne Bravo.
In the bowling department, the Chennai Super Kings have got Ashish Nehra who showed plenty of energy and bowled with speed swinging the ball in both the directions against the Kolkata Knight Riders. Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin should be able to strangle the opposition batsmen if the pitch does take any turn or is on the slower side.
The Sunfoil Dolphins do not look that great. There are absolutely no big names in this South African domestic team which is led by Wicket Keeper Morne van Wyk who himself had a shabby show behind the stumps against the Perth Scorchers. The Dolphins’ batsmen tend to play a lot of shots. Their cricket looks to be on the rash side if one has to go by the slogging approach of their batsmen against the Perth Scorchers. Let us see if they can pull off an upset over the Chennai Super Kings.
The Chennai Super Kings vs Sunfoil Dolphins match will begin at 8:00 pm IST. The live broadcast of this CLT20 2014 match will be on Star Cricket 1 and Star Cricket 3 in India. Watch out for these channels if you are living outside India for the live video of the OPPO Champions League Twenty20 2014.
Player list for Chennai Super Kings vs Sunfoil Dolphins on Sep 22, 2014:
Chennai Super Kings Squad: Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, MS Dhoni (C & WK), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohit Sharma, Ashish Nehra, Ishwar Pandey, Pawan Negi, John Hastings, Samuel Badree, Mithun Manhas
Sunfoil Dolphins Squad: Morne van Wyk (C & WK), Cameron Delport, Cody Chetty, Keshav Maharaj, Khayelihle Zondo, Daryn Smit, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Andile Phehlukwayo, Robert Frylinck, Kyle Abbott, Craig Alexander, Jonathan Vandiar, Prenelan Subrayen, Sibonelo Makhanya, Daryn Miles Dupavillon