A resurgent Trinidad and Tobago will face an uphill task of taming a rampaging Chennai Super Kings in order to book a semifinal berth when they clash in their Champions League Twenty20 encounter here today.
The Caribbean side, which finished runners up in 2009, faces their toughest test in the league so far against the M.S. Dhoni-led unit which has already sealed its spot in the final four.
If T&Tfail to tame the Chennai giants, given the run-rate scenario in Group B, the Islanders would want to curtail the margin of defeat as they are placed second, ahead of the Titans in the table. T&T have impressed with the bat, with decent contributions coming in from opener Evin Lewis and experienced international Darren Bravo.
The team would be expecting Nicolas Pooran and Lendl Simmons to step up and take the side home in a crucial clash, besides banking on Ramdin’s experience. On the bowling front, they heavily rely on pacer Ravi Rampaul and spinner Sunil Narine to deliver the goods.
Unbeaten so far
The Super Kings, on the other hand, would be keen to maintain their unbeaten run in the competition.
Hussey has been like a wall at the top of the order, while Raina has been their run-machine. Just like their batting, CSK have a resourceful bowling attack to intimidate any opposition.
Pacer Mohit Sharma and offie R Ashwin have had decent run so far. With three wins in three games, CSK will finish at top of Group B irrespective of the outcome of today’s match.PTI