Kings XI Punjab will face an uphill task when they take on the two-time champions Chennai Super Kings in their IPL 2013 match at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Wednesday.
Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to field.
Coming off a thumping away win over Pune Warriors India, Kings XI Punjab will face a stern test when they take on a wounded Chennai Super Kings in their Indian Premier League match at Mohali on Wednesday.
Having lost to Mumbai Indians in their opening game, the Super Kings would look to make amends quickly ahead of their match on Wednesday. While a relatively inexperienced Kings XI side would go in as underdogs in this contest despite a resounding eight-wicket win over lacklustre Pune Warriors.
The Gilchrist-led side would aim for a similar show in the second match of the double header at the PCA stadium. On the bowling front, the hosts would be pleased with a disciplined performance from the seamers in the last match.
CSK, on the other hand, would be looking to put behind the disappointment of their nine-run loss.
Even though the match went down to the last over courtesy heroics from skipper MS Dhoni (26-ball 51), CSK coach, Stephen Fleming, had expressed his displeasure over poor shot selection from some of his batsmen against MI.
Dhoni’s fine form is surely an ominous sign for the opponents. And despite the loss, CSK look a far more formidable side and would certainly start as favourites.
Kings XI Punjab: Adam Gilchrist (c & wk), Mandeep Singh, David Hussey, Azhar Mahmood, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Manan Vohra, Rajagopal Sathish, Piyush Chawla, Parvinder Awana, Praveen Kumar, Ryan Harris.
Chennai Super Kings: Murali Vijay, Michael Hussey, Suresh Raina, Subramanium Badrinath, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Ravichandran Ashwin, Dirk Nannes, Chris Morris, Ankit Rajpoot.