Sachin opts to bowl against Chennai Super Kings

Published: Wednesday, May 14, 2008, 3:35 [IST]
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Mumbai: Mumbai Indians' skipper Sachin Tendulkar won the toss and elected to field in their IPL encounter against Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium here on Wednesday.

The Mumbai Indians, on a roll winning their last three matches, have been further boosted by availability of their icon player and captain Sachin Tendulkar, who has recovered from his groin injury. The batting maestro will replace Saurabh Tiwary.

Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings, who started off well with three wins on trot before the departure of their overseas stars Hayden, Oram and Mike Hussey left them in a spot of bother, regained the momentum overwhelming Mohali by 18 runs in a home tie last Saturday. Chennai recalled Joginder Sharma in place of Palani Amarnath.


Chennai Super Kings: Stephen Fleming, S Vidyut, Suresh Raina, S Badrinath, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt) Albie Morkel, Chamara Kapugedera, Muttiah Muralitharan, Manpreet Gony, Joginder Sharma and L Balaji.

Mumbai Indians: Sachin Tendulkar (capt), Sanath Jayasuriya, Robin Uthappa, Dominic Thornley, Dwayne Bravo, Shaun Pollock, 7 Abhishek Nayar, Yogesh Takawale, Dhawal Kulkarni, Rohan Raje and Ashish Nehra.

Match Officials: Umpires: Billy Doctrove and AM Saheba. Third umpire: Rudi Koertzen. Match Ref: Javagal Srinath


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