When MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings are on the crease at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore to clash with Lahore Lions from Pakistan at the thrilling Match 11, Thursday, September 25, 2014, at 8 p.m IST, it is going to pave the way for the next series of unpredictable matches in CLT20 season this year.
Statistics show the Chennai Super Kings being slow starters, but turn into an unstoppable force. After losing the opener to the reigning IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders, CSK shot back posting the highest total in the history of the CLT20 against the Dolphins. Coach Stephen Fleming was quite happy that his team bounced back after the defeat in the opening match that he is eyeing the semi-final berth.
But today, Pakistan team, as is any team from there, is equally unpredictable. They can be raze down even the best cricket teams without breaking a sweat. Sometimes, they can go down to minnows without putting up any fight. Same is the case with the Lahore Lions in the Oppo CLT20 2014, In fact, they won two wins easily but lost two more too easily. The Lahore Lions need to get cracking as they have three group stage games remaining.
Where to Watch Live/ Online Live Streaming Info:
Match 2 of the CLT20 2014 will begin at 8 pm IST (3.30 pm BST, 10.30 am ET) with live coverage on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 3 (in Hindi) and Star Sports HD1 in India while the live telecast will be available in Pakistan on PTV.
For cricket fans in the US, ESPN will provide live telecast while the option for live streaming is available HERE. Those in Canada can watch the match on Sportsnet or online HERE. Middle East and North Africa viewers can click HERE, while the match will be available live online in South Africa and Sub Saharan region HERE. Rest of the world fans can access the game online HERE.
List of TV Channels worldwide:
1. SKY TV – New Zealand
2. Star Cricket — Southeast Asia
3. Astro – Malaysia
4. Star Sports – South Asia
5. Gazi TV – Bangladesh
6. PTV – Pakistan
7. OSN – Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) region
8. Supersport – Sub Saharan Africa
9. Eurosport – UK & Europe
10. ESPN – USA, Caribbean & South America
11. Sportsnet – Canada
12. www.starsports.com – Rest of the World
For livescore, visit www.starsports.com.
Suresh Raina’s 43-ball 90 against the Dolphins on Monday once again reinforced why he is rated such a dangerous cricketer and why he is such an integral part of the CSK lineup. The left-hander, who hasn’t missed a single match for the franchise and is the top run-getter in the IPL, was unforgiving in the previous match, finding the boundaries with ease. The other critical players in the star-studded CSK lineup are the two openers Brendon McCullum and Dwayne Smith, skipper MS Dhoni, and the all-rounder Dwayne Bravo. The Trinidadian Bravo not only bolsters the lower middle-order, but also strengthens the bowling attack; his experience and variations – especially the off-cutters and the slower bouncers – have been very difficult to get away.
Notwithstanding the presence of successful quicks like Aizaz Cheema and Wahab Riaz, for the Lahore Lions to compete successfully the batsmen – led by skipper Mohammad Hafeez, and including Nasir Jamshed, Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal and Saad Nasim, need to pile on the runs. Questions have been posed about the legality of off-spinner Adnan Rasool’s bowling action, and that might force the Lions to alter their combination.
Both teams will play in Bangalore. On September 27, the Chennai Super Kings will complete their group stage fixtures with a contest against the Perth Scorchers, the Lahore Lions will compete against the Dolphins in their next fixture.
MS Dhoni has an astonishing record in T20 matches at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. In the six innings he has batted there, he has scored 259 runs at a strike-rate of 200.83 and has a batting average of 86.33. His scores in the six innings read 65, 70*, 51*, 24, 49* and 0.
MS Dhoni has scored 74.1% of his 259 runs at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru through hits to the boundary; he has hit 24 fours and 16 sixes in the six innings he has batted at the venue.
Prediction: CSK may win if Lahore Lions chose not to roar today.
Lahore Lions: Mohammad Hafeez (C), Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Siddiq, Umar Akmal (W), Nasir Jamshed, Salman Ali, Asif Raza, Mustafa Iqbal, Wahab Riaz, Aizaz Cheema, Imran Ali, Saad Nasim, Adnan Rasool, Muhammad Saeed, Ali Manzoor
Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni (C) (W), Suresh Raina, Ashish Nehra, Mithun Manhas, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishwar Pandey, Pawan Negi, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohit Sharma, Dwayne Smith, Dwayne Bravo, John Hastings, Brendon McCullum, Samuel Badree, Francois du Plessis.[tags, csk vs lahore lions, india vs pakistan, clt20 2014, prediction, preview, stats, team news, venue, time, watch live, online live streaming information, where to watch live, cricket live, starsports, ptv, ms dhoni}