Chennai Super Kings, which lie at the top of the standings table in the ongoing IPL is set to play one of the struggling teams, Delhi Daredevils in Delhi later tonight. Delhi has put up a below par performance winning only two of their six matches, while Chennai remains upbeat having only lost one match in the competition so far.
seems to have the most balanced combination so far, where their
batsmen as well as the bowlers have gelled well to put their team in
such a strong position. McCullum has been one of their smartest buys
in the auction, which was once again justified in the last match,
where he scored 56 runs.
McCullum's inclusion, Chennai
have looked a stronger batting line up,
which also includes Raina, MS Dhoni
, Dwayne Smith, du Plesis to name
a few. It is these batmsen who would want to tear apart the Delhi
bowlers, which looks decent on paper. Wayne Parnell and Mohammed
Shami are their potent bowlers, who could well spring in a surprise
for the Chennai
batsmen, which is less likely to happen considering
the confidence of the men in yellow.
the Delhi batsmen may have not have performed upto their potential,
the quality in their batting line up cannot be easily ignored. They
have the talent to destroy any bowling line up, especially with the
likes of Pietersen, Karthik and Duminy in their ranks.
batsmen will have to undergo a strong test when they face the CSK
bowlers such as Hilfenhaus, M Sharma, Ashwin, Jadeja etc. M Sharma
has been the best bowler for CSK scalping 11 wickets so far in the IPL tournament.