As we gear up for an all-IPL clash, we take a look at some of the key battles that could decide the outcome of the game:
In tonight’s game when Chennai Super Kings take on Sunrisers Hyderabad, it will surely be a treat for the viewers. As we gear up for an all-IPL clash, we take a look at some of the key battles that could decide the outcome of the game:
MS Dhoni vs. Shikhar Dhawan
Again playing on his ‘home’ turf – Ranchi, MS Dhoni will be looking to add another vital win to his kitty. Up against him will be his Indian team’s rising star, Shikhar Dhawan who himself is taking up the captaincy for the very first time. It will be a good battle for the neutrals as two teammates go head to head in a must-win match. Mahi who has often been called ‘Captain Cool’, will know that Shikhar Dhawan is no pushover and will require greater skills to defeat the Hyderabad outfit.
Michael Hussey vs. Dale Steyn
South African pacer Dale Steyn might have enjoyed bowling to the Aussies but ‘Mr. Cricket’ Michael Hussey will be out to change that. The 38-year-old veteran adds great experience to the Super Kings squad and his battle with Steyn will be a mouth-watering one! Watch out.
Suresh Raina vs. Amit Mishra
South paw Suresh Raina had a good game against the Nashua Titans (57), and will be looking to contribute more. Raina is a good player of spin bowling but Sunrisers’ Amit Mishra will look to stop his momentum. The wily spinner went wicketless in last game but surely knows that the price of Raina’s wicket will give his squad and himself momentum.
Albie Morkel vs. JP Duminy
CSK’s Albie Morkel dual with his countryman JP Duminy will be exciting. Who comes out top of this ‘Protea battle’? Let’s the men decide.
Ishant Sharma vs. Dwayne Bravo
The tall and lanky Ishant Sharma who has been overshadowed by Dale Steyn’s success, will be out to show his true potential. All-rounder Dwayne Bravo knows how to stick around the crease and if Ishant gets him early, the Sunrisers know the match will be in their hands.