IPL 2012: KKR will be another challenge for CSK, says Ben Hilfenhaus

The IPL 2012 final against the KRR will mark Ben Hilfenhaus’ (c) ninth match this season and he has shown enough promise already for CSK to bank on him in the future AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

Chennai: May 26, 2012

Defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK), who stunned Delhi Daredevils (DD) by 86-run victory, now face Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the summit clash of IPL 2012 on Sunday, and pacer Ben Hilfenhaus said they are confident of overcoming the Gautam Gambhir-led team.

“KKR have played some good cricket, so we will have to play well. That s another challenge for us. So, we will sit and have a look at the possible make-up and see what we come up with,” the Australian pacer was quoted saying by the IPL official website.

The IPL 2012 final against the KRR will mark Hilfenhaus ninth match this season and he has shown enough promise already for CSK to bank on him in the future.

“We had to wait for those few results to go our way, but at the end of the day, we actually got enough points to make it to the final. I don t think in the last two games we have played any bad cricket.”

Hilfenhaus feel humbling the Daredevils has given CSK enough confidence heading into the final.

“I obviously thought it was a big game for us; they finished on top so they have definitely played some good cricket to get this far. We knew we had to be on top of our game and I think with the bat we led the way.”

The 29-year-old lauded centurion Murali Vijay after their crushing win over Delhi.

“It was amazing. He led the way with the bat today and put a decent total on the board. If you score 20 or 30 less, they wouldn t have been in the same pressure and it would have made it hard as a bowling group [for us]. He was amazing and absolutely set us up.”