Out of the 15-member Indian Cricket World
Cup 2011 winning squad, five members are playing tonight in the IPL 2011. MS Dhoni, Gautam Gambhir, Suresh Raina, Yusuf Pathan and R. Ashwin will be seen in action in Chennai tonight.
Chennai Super Kings have won four IPL matches in the six meetings between the two teams. Kolkata Knight Riders have won one match while the other game was washed out.
Defending champion CSK is the only IPL team that had reached the semi final of the IPL on all the three editions. CSK also played the finals of the IPL two times. In the IPL 3 in 2010, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) finished at fifth position.
Chennai Super Kings has retained four players, MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Murali Vijay, and Albie Morkel from the previous editions of IPL. Meanwhile, Kolkata Knight Riders is a totally new team in oan ld bottle in the IPL 2011. They have brought in some famous cricketers such as Jacques Kallis, Eoin Morgan, Brett Lee, Shakib al Hasan, and Brad Haddin.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) IPL 4 match will be telecast live on Set Max from 6:00 PM onwards on Friday April 8.
Here are the squads of CSK and KKR for the first match of the DLF
CSK: MS Dhoni (captain), Suresh Raina, Murali Vijay, Albie Morkel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Subramaniam Badrinath, Doug Bollinger, Dwayne Bravo, Michael Hussey, Wriddhiman Saha, Scott Styris, Southee, Sudeep Tyagi, Francois du Plessis, Joginder Sharma, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suraj Randiv, George Bailey, Vasudeva Das, Anirudha Srikanth, Abhinav Mukund, Yo Mahesh, Shadab Jakati, Ganapathy Vignesh
KKR: Gautam Gambhir (Captain), Jacques Kallis, Eoin Morgan, Brett Lee, Shakib al Hasan, Ryan Ten Doeschate, James Pattinson, Brad Haddin, Yusuf Pathan, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Manoj Tiwary, Jaydev Unadkat, Iqbal Abdullah, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Shami Ahmed, Shreevats Goswami, Pradeep Sangwan, Sarabjit Ladda, Manvinder Bisla, Rajat Bhatia.