Harbhajan elects to bowl against Super Kings
Stand-in captain Harbhajan Singh won the toss and decided to bowl first against Chennai Super Kings in the eighth match of the Indian Premier League at MA Chidambaram Stadium.
Mumbai Indians captain Sachin Tendulkar will miss his side's second outing in the Indian Premier League against the Super Kings. Tendulkar had missed the Indians' opening match in the IPL against Bangalore Royal Challengers in Mumbai.
Mumbai Indians, after going down to Bangalore Royal Challengers in their first match at home, would be under pressure to open their account on the points table.
The Super Kings would be hoping that opener Matthew Hayden would fire for them on Wednesday while Dhoni himself is keen to get some runs under his belt.
Mumbai Indians too have a capable set of batsmen led by Sanath Jayasuriya at the top of the order with Robin Uthappa, who struck a fine 48 in the previous game, lending solidity in the middle.
Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Viraj Vilas Kadbe, Palani Amarnath, Manpreet Gony, Srikkanth Anirudha, R Ashwin, Subramaniam Badrinath, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Napoleon Einstein, Stephen Fleming, Matthew Hayden, Michael Hussey, Shadab Jakati, Joginder Sharma, Arun Karthik, Suresh Kumar, Albie Morkel, Abhinav Mukund, Muttiah Muralitharan, Makhaya Ntini, Jacob Oram, Parthiv Patel (wicketkeeper), Suresh Raina and Vidyut Sivaramakrishnan.
Mumbai Indians: Sachin Tendulkar (captain), Loots Bosman, Dwayne Bravo, Ankeet Chavan, Siddharth Chitnis, Gaurav Dhiman, Dilhara Fernando, Harbhajan Singh, Sanath Jayasuriya, Musavir Khote, Dhawal Kulkarni, Abhishek Nayar, Ashish Nehra, Manish Pandey, Rajesh Pawar, Shaun Pollock, Ashwell Prince, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohan Raje, Luke Ronchi, Pinal Shah (wicketkeeper), Swapnil Singh, Yogesh Vijay Takawale (wicketkeeper), Dominic Thornely, Saurabh Tiwary, Robin Uthappa, Vikrant Yeligati, Lasith Malinga.