It's Virat Kohli Vs Albie Morkel, Part II

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Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 13:32 [IST]
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It's Virat Kohli Vs Albie Morkel, Part 2

Bangalore, Apr 25: The M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here is ready to host one of the biggest clashes of this year's Indian Premier League (IPL) on Wednesday night.

It's Royal Challengers Bangalore versus Chennai Super Kings. Tickets are sold out and fans are expecting another thriller between these two southern neighbours. There is a history of high-voltage encounters between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka in Ranji Trophy matches. This adds to the excitement across Bangalore and Chennai.

In the current IPL, it's CSK 1 and RCB 0, courtesy that sensational win at Chennai's MA Chidambaram Stadium.

It is not only RCB vs CSK. There is one more mini-battle in this big battle. Get ready to witness Albie Morkel and Virat Kohli square off again. Fans love such individual contests.

It was on April 12, in Chennai, that Morkel hammered Kohli for 28 runs in the 19th over of CSK's chase and turned the match in a sensational manner.

Both players would have not forgotten that night. Even in the fans' minds, the memory will be fresh. Morkel stole the match from RCB's grasp in just six balls.

Though Kohli has not bowled since that pasting he received from the South African left-hander, he might stay off the bowling crease on Wednesday too.

But Kohli has a great chance to treat Morkel in the same manner. As we all know, Kohli, the batsman, has enough skills to take any attack apart with his willow.

Wednesday's clash under lights in Bangalore, presents Kohli with that chance to showcase his batting might against Morkel.

Morkel is a regular bowler for CSK and it will definitely be wary when bowling to Kohli. He will be expecting a backlash from the Indian vice-captain.

Even the fans in the stands will be eagerly looking forward to this contest. Will that produce enough thrills? Or will they not come face to face at all?

We will know the answer in a few hours from now.


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