Super Kings bat first, Bollinger handed debut
Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni has won the toss and decided to bat first against the Rajasthan Royals at a hot and humid MA Chidambaram Stadium..
The Super Kings, who got their campaign back on track thanks to a 5 wicket victory over the Royals Challengers Bangalore on Wednesday have handed Aussies Doug Bollinger his IPL debut.
Bollinger comes into the side replacing Thilan Thushara while Manpreet Gony and Aniruddh Srikkanth return to the line up with Sudeep Tyagi and Arun Karthik missing out.
The Royals meanwhile will be looking to bounce back after their 67 run thrashing against the Delhi DareDevils and have brought Shane Watson straight into the line up after he arrived in India this week.
With Watson in the line up Adam Voges misses out while Srikant Wagh and Abhishek Raut replace Siddharth Trivedi and Paras Dogra in the line up.
Chennai Super Kings team - ML Hayden, M Vijay, SK Raina, MS Dhoni*†, S Badrinath, S Anirudha, JA Morkel, M Muralitharan, SB Jakati, DE Bollinger, S Tyagi.
Rajasthan Royals team - NV Ojha†, AS Raut, S Narwal, SB Wagh, AA Jhunjhunwala, YK Pathan, FY Fazal, SR Watson, MJ Lumb, SK Warne*, SW Tait.