The most awaited first qualifier match of IPL 4 is playing between Royal Challengers Bangalore Vs Chennai Super Kings at Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday. Chennai Super Kings won the toss and elected to field first.
Bangalore has made wonderful come back in the tournament after losing some games in the start of the IPL 2011. All credit should be certain to Chris Gayle, who fixed the team as replacement of injured Dirk Nannes. Gayle has scored 511 runs out of 9 games he played in the IPL-4.
On the other hand, Chennai has also made good rush back in the multi-crore Twenty20 extravaganza after losing several games firstly. Michael Hussey and Doug Bollinger, who fixed the CSK after Bangladesh tour, have provided strength to their opening batting order and bowling department.
The winner of today’s game will involuntarily qualify for the IPL 2011 final to be played on May 28 at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Daniel Vettori (capt), Mayank Agarwal, Sreenath Aravind, Arun Karthik, BN Bharath, Raju Bhatkal, AB de Villiers, Muralidharen Gautam, Chris Gayle, Mohammad Kaif, Abrar Kazi, Zaheer Khan, Virat Kohli, Charl Langeveldt, Abhimanyu Mithun, Ryan Ninan, Asad Pathan, Luke Pomersbach, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rilee Rossouw, Jamaluddin Syed Mohammad, Saurabh Tiwary, Johan van der Wath, and Jonathan Vandiar.
Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt), Michael Hussey, Murali Vijay, Suresh Raina, Albie Morkel, Subramaniam Badrinath, S Anirudha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Doug Bollinger, Shadab Jakati, Faf du Plessis, Dwayne Bravo, Ben Hilfenhaus, Nuwan Kulasekara, Tim Southee, Scott Styris, George Bailey, Joginder Sharma, Yo Mahesh, Abhinav Mukund, Wriddhiman Saha, Sudeep Tyagi, Ganapathi Vignesh and Kuthethurshri Vasudevadas.