The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will take on Brisbane Heat (BRI) in the 13th match of the Karbonn Smart Champions League Twenty20 2013 (CLT20). The match will be played at JSCA International Cricket Stadium, Ranchi after the encounter between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Titans.
Suresh Raina of Chennai Super Kings bats during match 10 of the Karbonn Smart Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2013 between The Chennai Super Kings and the Sunrisers Hyderabad held at the JSCA International Cricket Stadium, Ranchi on the 26th September 2013
Group B top scorers CSK will play to ensure a place for the knockout round, while BRI need to win this game to stay alive in the competition after losing the previous two games.
CSK come into the contest with high confidence following two consecutive wins. They have eight points on the table after beating Titans by four wickets and SRH by 12 runs.
BRI are placed at the bottom of the table following two defeats. The lost to Trinidad and Tobago by 25 runs and Titans by four runs in their two outing this tournament. They will be keen to add point on the table.
Chennai Super Kings: Suresh Raina's 84 and MS Dhoni's 63 helped the team put up a total of 202 in the previous match. Michael Hussey is in good form too. They will be expected to score big on Saturday.
On the bowling front, Dwayne Bravo is the leading wicket taker for the team with four wickets, while Jason Holder has taken two. Ravichandran Ashwin, Albie Morkel, Mohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja will be expected to chip in this time.
Brisbane Heat: No batsman from the team has scored half century in the tournament with Joe Burns' 45 in the first match remaining the highest individual score. James Hopes, Peter Forrest, Daniel Christian, and Ben Cutting need to rise up to the occasion and contribute with their bats.
Alister McDermott have taken four wickets in the tournament while Nathan Hauritz has taken three. Overall, the bowlers have done good job so far, restricting the score of the opponents and coming close to defending low total. They need to rip through the strong batting line-up of CSK on Saturday, as their batsmen are not in best of forms.
CSK are favourites to win.
Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (captain), Suresh Raina, Murali Vijay, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Subramaniam Badrinath, Imtiaz Ahmed, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohit Sharma, Michael Hussey, Dwayne Bravo, Albie Morkel, Jason Holder, Francois du Plessis, Chris Morris
Brisbane Heat: James Hopes (captain), Joe Burns, Dan Christian, Ben Cutting, Peter Forrest, Chris Hartley, Nathan Hauritz, Matthew Gale, Chris Lynn, Alister McDermott, Cameron Gannon, Kemar Roach, Chris Sabburg, Dominic Michael, Brad Ipson
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