Pune Warriors India win toss, elects to bowl against Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2012 match

Sourav Ganguly will hope for a consistent performance from the bowlers who faltered towards end even after bowling well initially AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

Chennai: 19 Apr, 2012

Pune Warriors India won the toss and skipper Sourav Ganguly opted to field first against Chennai Super Kings in their Indian Premeir League match at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on Thrusday.

Defending champions Chennai Super Kings would look to get over the disappointment of three losses when they take on Pune Warriors on their home turf, aiming to extract revenge on the visitors for defeat in their previous IPL match.

With three defeats from five games so far, including the one against Pune Warriors, the Super Kings have just four points. But they are in a familiar situation as in the previous two editions of the tournament.

In 2010, they were on the brink of elimination before they bounced back and won the competition, similarly in the last edition too, they came from behind to emerge victorious.

Pune, who have six points and better net run-rate than Chennai, would though start as favorites on Thursday.


CSK: W Saha, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, S Badrinath, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c&wk), Dwayne Bravo, Doug Bollinger, Ravichandran Ashwin, Nuwan Kulasekara, S Jakati.

PWI: Robin Uthappa (wk), Jesse Ryder, Sourav Ganguly (c), Marlon Samuels, Angelo Mathews, Steve Smith, M Pandey, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rahul Sharma, Murali Kartik, Ashish Nehra.

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