CSK vs DC – 2nd semi final !!!!


Was extremly happy to see the team selection of mumbai indians. It was almost like i had read sachins mind or he had read my blog. Chk the earlier post


I am extremly emotionally attached to chennai, hence a slightly biased post.

Now for todays match, csk should win but with symonds, gilchrist and rohit sharma its going to be a tall order. The biggest concern for csk would be  that gilchrist has not yet fired. Considering the kind of turn and bounce yesterdays pitch had i would go in with the following eleven for CSK. I would play murali, ashwin and jakati and bollinger. Albie morkel ,Mathew hayden would be my other overseas choices. Might consider dropping bollinger for Mike hussey or justin kemp. So the eleven would/could  be,

Murali Vijay, Matthew Hayden, Raina, Dhoni, Badrinath, albie morkel, justin kemp/bollinger, joginder sharma, Ashwin, Murali, Jakati. I will look to strengthen csks wicket taking options. Not many of you would know that joginder is an excellent hitter of the cricket ball and useful seam bowler. At some level the team looks unsettled, neither does the batting look inspiring [except raina and badri others are yet to fire consistently], nor does the bowling line up.

As i am typing this mail, i would go with bollinger ahead of justin kemp and retain murali in the side.

Heart says CSK, but i rate symonds and rohit sharma so highly and expect the one whirlwind knock from gilchrist that head says Deccan chargers. Dhoni work out your captain cool magic.


After typing the above post, i was quite dissatisfied with the composition of the csk team. Hence had a look at csks squad and saw this international discard hemand badani in the squad. Now with new alterations here is the eleven i would like csk to play with.

Dhonis dillema would be strengthen batting or strengthen bowling. I would back my 6 batsmen and strengthen csk bowling. Hence both bollinger and murali would play. For ensuring no chinks in the batting are there i would include badani.

Murali Vijay, Matthew Hayden, Raina, Dhoni, Badrinath, albie morkel, bollinger, joginder sharma/hemang badani, Ashwin, Murali, Jakati. Will open with ashwin and bollinger. First change albie and murali.


One response to this post.

  1. Hello Prasannaji, Your blog is very nice and I like your posts very much 🙂 Jai Gurudev 🙂


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