Johannesburg: Oct 20, 2012
Chennai Super Kings had made a big splash when they won the Indian Premier League in 2010 and 2011 and also annexed the Champions League title in 2010 but the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led team failed to live up to their reputations in the latest edition of the twenty20 event as they suffered successive loses in the tournament so far.
CSK started its campaign with a 14-run loss to Sydney Sixers and then suffered a six-wicket defeat at the hands of the Lions last Tuesday. Given the situation, Dhoni has to come up with something special to take his team through to the semi-finals.
Harbhajan Singh-led Mumbai Indians too is looking for their first win in the event. They have so far posted almost identical scores (157 and 156) in the first two matches against Lions and Yorkshire respectively.
While West Indies batsman Dwayne Bravo has got some runs up the order, they have been hugely let down by Sachin Tendulkar's lack of form as the India great could manage only 16 and 7 so far.
Chennai Super Kings: Murali Vijay, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, Subramanium Badrinath, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (c&wk), Albie Morkel, Ravinda Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Doug Bollinger, Wriddhiman Saha, Ben Hilfenhaus.
Mumbai Indians: Sachin Tendulkar, Dwayne Smith, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Harbhajan Singh (c), Kieron Pollard, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell Johnson, Dhawal Kulkarni, Pragyan Ojha.