Dhoni elects to bat against Challengers
Chennai Super Kings won the toss and opted to bat first against Bangalore Royal Challengers in the 15th match of the Indian Premier League.
Royal Challengers have slumped to some crushing defeats in IPL and registered only one win in three matches so far. Super Kings, on the other hand, are on a high with three wins in a row from as many matches.
Rahul Dravid has been a flop in all the matches so far and has failed to inspire the team. The rest of the batting line-up, which includes Shivnaraine Chanderpaul, Jacques Kallis and Mark Boucher, have been a shadow of their great fame.
However, Super Kings have been riding on great form and they will hope to keep the momentum going. Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has led from the front and chipped in with runs whenever required.
Super Kings batting line-up has delivered in all three matches. Matthew Hayden, Jacob Oram, Michael Hussey and Suresh Raina have got big scores under their belt.
Bangalore Royal Challengers: Rahul Dravid (captain), Anil Kumble, Jacques Kallis, Zaheer Khan, Cameron White, Wasim Jaffer, Dale Steyn, Nathan Bracken, Shivnaraine Chanderpaul, Mark Boucher, Misbah-ul-Haq, Ross Taylor, Abdur Razzak, K.P. Appanna, Balachandra Akhil, Jagadeesh Arunkumar, Bharat Chipli, Shreevats Goswami (wicketkeeper), Sunil Joshi, Virat Kohli, Praveen Kumar, Devraj Patil and Vinay Kumar
Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Matthew Hayden, Stephen Fleming, Mike Hussey, Jacob Oram, Makhaya Ntini, Muttiah Muralitharan, Albie Morkel, Joginder Sharma, Suresh Raina, Parthiv Patel, Vidyut Sivaramakrishnan, Abhinav Mukund, Suresh Kumar, Arun Karthik, Shadab Jakati, Napoleon Einstein, Subramaniam Badrinath, Lakshmipathy Balaji, R. Ashwin, Srikkanth Anirudha, Viraj Vilas Kadbe, Palani Amarnath and Manpreet Gony.