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Preview: Can Dhoni's Super Kings tame the Lions?

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Updated: Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 12:02 [IST]
 
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Cape Town, Oct 15: Having lost their first match against Sydney Sixers, Chennai Super Kings look to get back to winning ways as they take on Highveld Lions, in the fourth Group B clash at Cape Town on Tuesday.

Preview: Dhoni's CSK Vs Petersen's Lions

MS Dhoni's Super Kings need to improve a lot in terms of batting and bowling ahead of their clash against Highveld Lions, as the team's batting heavily depended on Faf du Plessis and Suresh Raina.

Apart from these two, others failed to create an impact in the first group clash against Sydney Sixers on Sunday.

Though Dhoni's team looks balanced on paper, Highveld Lions, having defeated Mumbai Indians on Sunday, start favourites.'

With a decent bowling attack packed with sensible batting, Lions pose a threat to Chennai in the group clash.

Sydney Sixers Vs Yorkshire

Sydney Sixers might pose to be very challenging for Yorkshire as they are playing their first clash after being qualified for the Champions League T20 main draw.

Team banks a lot on all-rounder Shane Watson and Moises Henriques who played a vital role in the match against Chennai.

With a little bit of homework, Sydney Sixers can easily sail through as Shane Watson will be playing his last CLT20 game this season, after being forced to return home, following Cricket Australia's order to avoid burnout and prepare for the Test series against South Africa.

On the other hand, Andrew Gale, Gary Ballance, Adil Rashid, David Miller, Ryan Sidebottom are the players to watch out for in Yorkshire XI as they performed very well in the qualifying stage to win both their matches and enter the main draw.

With two interesting matches scheduled to be played on Tuesday, all eyes will be on Dhoni's XI and Shane Watson as it promises to be a visual treat.

Squads

Sydney Sixers Vs Yorkshire - Match starts at 5 PM IST

Sydney Sixers: Pat Cummins, Brad Haddin (captain), Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Michael Lumb, Nathan McCullum, Nic Maddinson
Ian Moran, Peter Nevill, Stephen O'Keefe, Ben Rohrer, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Dominic Thornely, Shane Watson

Yorkshire: Moin Ashraf, Jonny Bairstow, Gary balance, Andrew Gale, Oliver Hannon-Daly, Dan Hodgson, Phil Jaques, Adam Lyth, David Miller, Steve Patterson, Azeem Rafiq, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Ryan Sidebottom, Iain Wardlaw

Chennai Super Kings Vs Highveld Lions - Match starts at 9 PM

Chennai Super Kings: R Ashwin, S Badrinath, Doug Bollinger, Dwayne Bravo, MS Dhoni (captain), Faf Du Plessis, Ben Hilfenhaus, Michael Hussey, Ravindra Jadeja, Albie Morkel, Suresh Raina, Wriddhiman Saha, Anirudh Srikkanth, Murali Vijay, V. Yomahesh

Highveld Lions: Temba Bavuma, Gulam Bodi, Zander de Bruyn, Quinton de Kock, Neil McKenzie, Pumelela Matshikwe, Chris Morris, Dirk Nannes, Ethan O'Reilly, Alviro Petersen, Aaron Phangiso, Dwaine Pretorius, Jean Symes, Sohail Tanveer, Thami Tsolekile

Officials for both the matches

Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka)

Third umpire: Rod Tucker (Australia)

Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (Sri Lanka)

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Story first published:  Monday, October 15, 2012, 17:11 [IST]
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