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Mother of all matches : Knight Riders vs Deccan Chargers

Posted by sriram on April 20, 2008

Knight Riders riding high after their win against Royal Challengers will be taking on Deccan Chargers at their Kolkata home ground. This should be an exciting match. After considering the line-ups both teams pose the DLF Sixers records might be broken. You got Mathew Hayden and Brendon McCullum followed by Saurav Ganguly the local boy on one side. The other side you have Andrew Symonds, Adam Gilchrist and Scott Styris.

Deccan Chargers will be missing Herschelle Gibbs and Shahi Afridi definitely but still they pose a formidable challenge and can surpress bouyant Knight Riders. It would be interesting to see what team will be picked up by Deccan Chargers captain VVS Laxman as there is a cap on the overseas players.

So far its the overseas players who are performing and the Indian players are yet to show their T20 skills.

Players have to deal with the Indian summer as the match starts at 4 PM and boy the heat at that time is unbearable. Whoever bats second might win the match.

Odds might be favoring Knight Riders but Deccan Chargers will win this match. Either way I am expecting a close finish unlike the last 3 matches.

Players to watch out :

  1. Mathew Hayden
  2. Brendon McCullum
  3. Andrew Symonds
  4. Adam Gilchrist
  5. Scott Styris
  6. Venugopal Rao

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