Thursday, May 24, 2012

CSK Wins - Dhoni Delivers As Usual

His middle name must be belief. Dhoni simply strode out to the wicket showing no signs of any concern over the slow run rate and loss of early wickets and went about playing as he he knew exactly what to do. In 20 balls he manufactured an unbeaten 51 and infected his partner Bravo enough to get him to score an unbeaten 33 with some unbelievable last over strokes. 187 was always going to be tough for the Mumbai Indians and in the end it was pretty easy for the CSK team. His handling of his bowling resources was exceptional again as he used Jakati brilliantly upfront and brought on Morkel at the right time.

My prediction is that the CSK should steamroll the Delhi Daredevils over because in the big games it will come down to the captains. Sehwag's team looks vulnerable in the big games and Sehwag also looks a bit clueless, and one slip up from him will prove costly against someone like Dhoni who will grab all the opportunities that come his way. Unless the Delhi team finds their belief and just back their capabilities and not get psyched by Dhoni and his men, I give no chance to Delhi.

Man to man, Delhi Daredevils appears stronger and unless they come up with knockout performances, which may be difficult in the Chennai home ground, Delhi is up against a mountain. And if by chance CSK does get through to the final - CSK will win the IPL 5 as well!

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