Charged-up Deccan awaits Chennai Kings

Published: Monday, April 27, 2009, 15:26 [IST]
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Charges take on Deccan Super Kings

Durban: Deccan Chargers captain Gilchrist won the toss and opted to bowl against Chennai Super Kings at Durban.

Deccan have made 2 changes, bringing in Bilakhia and Shoaib Ahmed. Chennai are playing Oram since Flintoff has returned home.

Deccan Chargers are clearly the favourites as they meet Chennai Super Kings at Durban on Monday.

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Deccan Chargers have won all their opening three matches, whereas Chennai has won one match, lost two and has had one game abandoned due to rain.

Charges who were in the bottom of the IPL table in the first season metamorphosed in to'giants' this season by thrashing their opponents in a convincing manner.

On the other hand, Chennai"s chances have been greatly dented by their start to the IPL which has seen them with only three points in four matches.

Deccans attack is lead by their captain Adam Gilchrist who is in mercurial form in the season. Apart from Gilchrist Deccan batsmen including Herchelle Gibbs and Rohit Sharma who are in good form. Fidel Edwards and Pragyan Ohja lead the bowling attack of Deccan Chargers.

Meanwhile Chennai Super Kings vowes continues as their allrounder Flintoff returned home due to an ankle injury

Super Kings need to improve their game by leaps and bounds to put it across the Chargers on Monday.


Chennai Super Kings

PA Patel, ML Hayden, SK Raina, MS Dhoni (c), JDP Oram, JA Morkel, S Badrinath, MS Gony, J Sharma, L Balaji, M Muralitharan

Deccan Chargers

AC Gilchrist (c), HH Gibbs, DR Smith, RG Sharma, VVS Laxman, Y Venugopal Rao, DB Ravi Teja, RP Singh, FH Edwards, PP Ojha, HS Bansal

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