Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings DLF IPL IV, Mohali, April 13, 2011

Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings DLF IPL IV, Mohali, April 13, 2011

 

About The Event

The Mohali stadium will host the 9th match of the DLF IPL series on April 13, 2011 that will be played between Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings. Both the teams have played a wonderful cricket in the past years. But this season started with a bang for Chennai Super Kings whereas for Kings XI Punjab all was not well in the first game. While Chennai team hosted the present IPL session along with Kolkata Knight Riders beating the later in a marvelous sportsmanship, the Kings XI probably had its worst defeat in the IPL series till now from the debutant Pune Warriors.


The Chennai team: The greatest advantage of the Super Kings is that it is led by the most influential captain of the present era, MS Dhoni. The way the Chennai team changed the turn of the game in its earlier game against Kolkata Knight Riders was really commendable. Though the win margin was merely a couple of runs, the manner it was scored was amazing.

The best thing about the Chennai team is even if it starts slow, it picks up in the middle over and has the capability to turn the match in its favor at the end. Besides when there are batsmen like Anirudha, Raina, Hussey and Murali and fast bowlers like Ashwin, Randiv and Southee, the team can aim for a convenient win over the comparatively weak Kings XI Punjab.
Squad:

Chennai Super kings:
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni (C)
  • Suresh Raina
  • Michael Hussey
  • Ravichandran Ashwin,
  • Subramaniam Badrinath
  • Scott Bernard Styris
  • George Bailey
  • Joginder Sharma
  • Albie Morkel,
  • Dwayne John Bravo
  • Wriddhiman Prasanta Saha
  • Suraj Randiv
  • Murali Vijay
  • Doug Bollinger
  • Francois du Plessis
  • Benjamin William Hilfenhaus
  • Nuwan Kulasekara
  • Sudeep Tyagi
  • Vijaykumar Yo Mahesh
  • Ganapathi Vignesh
  • Shrivasudeva Das

The Punjab team: With the departure of Yuvraj Singh, the Kings XI Punjab seems to be finding a tough time. This was clearly evident in its first match against the newly added team, Pune Warriors that on the contrary had Yuvraj as its captain. The team had to face a devastating defeat with the counter team managing to emerge victorious in just 13.1 over with seven wickets still remaining in hand.

Though there are no doubts on the caliber of Gilchrist as the team captain, but in the present scenario the entire team needs to work really hard to sustain in the upcoming matches. There is no denial that the team has a bunch of efficient batsmen like Karthik, McLaren and Marsh and dangerous bowlers like Chawla, Kumar and Rimmington, yet a through look into the team conduct as a whole is necessary to revamp the team.
Squad:

Kings XI Punjab:
  • Adam Gilchrist (Captain) 
  • Shaun Marsh
  • David Hussey
  • Siddharth Chitnis
  • Ryan Harris
  • Sunny Singh
  • Dinesh Karthik (wk)
  • Praveen Kumar
  • Vikramjeet Malik
  • Love Ablish
  • Stuart Broad
  • Piyush Chawla
  • Dimitri Mascarenhas
  • Abhishek Nayar
  • Nathan Rimmington
  • Nitin Saini
  • Shalabh Srivastava

 

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