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IPL 2014: Chennai Super Kings need to get their act together against Delhi Daredevils

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Left) will be hoping his team can get back to winning ways after their loss to Kings XI Punjab © IANS

Abu Dhabi: Apr 20, 2014

Handed a shock defeat in their tournament opener, former champions Chennai Super Kings  (CSK) would be eager to bounce back against a resurgent Delhi Daredevils (DD) in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Chennai lost to Kings XI Punjab by six wickets on Friday despite posting a mammoth 205. The two-time champions were found wanting in the bowling department as Punjab chased down the seemingly tough target with seven balls to spare.

Delhi, on the other hand, got their act together against Kolkata Knight Riders after the huge loss to Royal Challengers Bangalore in their opening match.

Super Kings’ batting however seemed to be in good touch with openers Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum smashing fine half-centuries.

But the bowling fell apart spectacularly in the face of a brutal onslaught by Glenn Maxwell and David Miller. The pace of neither Ashish Nehra nor Mohit Sharma caused much discomfort to the rivals.

Even senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin failed to come good in Chennai’s unexpected defeat. Mahendra Singh Dhoni‘s men will have to rethink their bowling combination going ahead as the one which took the field against Punjab lacked bite.

Delhi had also opened their campaign with a loss but recovered rather quickly by beating Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).

Their batting, which produced a shoddy display in the absence of an injured Kevin Pietersen in the opening match, came across much better in the second game.

Highlights of the effort were half-centuries by captain Dinesh Karthik and South African import JP Duminy while chasing a fairly competitive 167 for victory. Pietersen, however, remains a doubtful starter for tomorrow’s game.

Squads:

 

Chennai Super Kings

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (c), Suresh Raina, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Smith, Ashish Nehra, Mohit Sharma, Samuel Badree, Ben Hilfenhaus, Matt Henry, Baba Aparajith, Mithun Manhas, Ishwar Pandey, Pawan Negi, Vijay Shankar, Ronit More, John Hastings.

Delhi Daredevils

Dinesh Karthik (c), Murali Vijay, Ross Taylor, Quinton De Kock, Mohammed Shami, Jaydev Unadkat, Manoj Tiwary, Rahul Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jean-Paul Duminy, Kedar Jadhav, Sidharth Kaul, Milind Kumar, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jimmy Neesham, Wayne Parnell, HS Sharath, Laxmi Shukla, Rahul Shukla, Jayant Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary.

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