Alright folks! 4pm start on a work day?! NOT HAPPENING!  Couldn’t get the preview up on time . So here are some quick shots:

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Both teams coming off losses, but RCB looking the more complete team.   CSK are clueless about their batting, bowling and fielding.


CSK: 1.5/5

Purely because of Murali. The others are a monumental FAIL

RCB : 3/5

Kumble, Steyn, Praveen, Vinay, Kallis. Yeah, I’ll that that


CSK: 1/5

Hayden with or without the mongoose has been stinking it up so far. MSD back from injury.  Vijay and Badri have been dullish to OK. They need Hussey but he isnt available yet. Raina has been a saving grace.

RCB: 3.5/5

Uthappa ‘s a man-child. Kallis will be keen to get the orange cap.  The middle order looks shaky!

Match ups:

RCB Bowling vs CSK Batting: RCB  in a laugher

Until Haydos does something,  CSK is not going to go anywhere. Open with Kumble and Steyn and fish him out. Vinay to bowl his steady stuff.

CSK needs to pray that some of their batsmen see the light, and start playing better.

RCB Batting vs CSK Bowling: RCB again

No surprises here. The RCB bowling looks like the next-gen missle compared to CSK’s  stone-age bowling attack. Bar Murali, the rest of them are toothless.  Open with Murali or some other spinner against Kallis and Pandey and expose the middler order again.


Only a fool will predict a CSK win. And a fool I am. CSK starts to put a few things together from here on, shockingly!

Onto the comments section folks!!