Gilchrist wins the toss and bats first
Deccan Chargers captain Adam Gilchrist won the toss and decided to bat first against Chennai Super Kings in the 54th game of the Indian Premier League being played here at the Rajiv Gandhi Int. Stadium.
It`s the last league game for both these teams. Hyderabad are languishing at the bottom of the table and this is their last chance to win a game at home. For Chennai, this is an extremely important game. A victory here and they will progress to the next round.
Though Chennai start as favourites, they haven`t been in the best of form of late: A shock defeat at the hands of Bangalore, when they failed to chase a meagre 127 was followed by a 10-run defeat against Rajasthan.
Deccan Chargers: Adam Gilchrist(w/c), Arjun Yadav, Herschelle Gibbs, Shahid Afridi, Scott Styris, Venugopal Rao, Dwaraka Ravi Teja, Rudra Pratap Singh, Pragyan Ojha, PM Sarvesh Kumar, Paidikalva Vijaykumar
Chennai Super Kings: Parthiv Patel(w), Stephen Fleming, Suresh Raina, Albie Morkel, Mahendra Singh Dhoni(c), Subramaniam Badrinath, Abhinav Mukund, Manpreet Gony, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Muttiah Muralitharan, Makhaya Ntini