Sep 22,2014
DOL vs CHE -Match 8, Group A
Location: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Dolphins Innings
MS Dhoni: "At the end of the day, this is what the format is all about. One guy will get ahead. We did not get too many runs on the board. It was difficult. But we need to get going. With so many videos available, we cannot call any team an unknown commodity. We give a lot of respect to the opposition. (Talking about the pitch) This seems slightly different than a normal Bangalore wicket. But looks like a good outfield and here we have the best atmosphere to play cricket. The ball travels from the bat and we would have liked to have bowled first as well. We too are playing the same team."
Morne van Wyk: "I will require some stitches after the game is over (talking about an injury in the nets). It was a bitter-sweet performance (when asked about the last game). Getting so close and then losing, worries you a little bit. New ground, new team, new atmosphere, it gets a bit difficult. We are going to have a bowl first. It looks like a good ground to chase. We would have been comfortable doing either of the things but we want to go through tonight. We are playing the same team."
Chennai (Playing XI): Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, MS Dhoni(w/c), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohit Sharma, Ashish Nehra, Ishwar Pandey
Dolphins (Playing XI): Morne van Wyk(w/c), Cameron Delport, Cody Chetty, Keshav Maharaj, Khayelihle Zondo, Daryn Smit, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Andile Phehlukwayo, Robert Frylinck, Kyle Abbott, Craig Alexander
Dolphins have won the toss and have opted to field
Pitch Report: "There is a little bit of green on the pitch. There a few spots, however, that will cause a little bit of worry for the batsman. Spinners might use that to their advantage. But, overall, it is a good batting wicket", reckons Ramiz Raja.