IPL Live Score DC vs CSK - Hyderabad vs Chennai
The sixth IPL T20 2012 Match between Deccan Chargers and Chennai Super Kings will be played at the venue of Visakhapatnam. It will begin at 20:00 Local Time.
Stats and trivia
Super Kings' batting is powered by Suresh Raina - the leading run-scorer in IPL history with 1849 runs. However, their top wicket-taker - Albie Morkel with 56 scalps - is ninth on the table.Chargers have scored more than 200 runs in an innings only once in IPL history. Super Kings have crossed that barrier five times.
Chargers and Super Kings have played eight games against each other and the head-to-head record is 4-4.
Defending champions Chennai Super Kings would look to bounce back after their humiliating defeat against Mumbai Indians in the campaign-opener when they take on a depleted Deccan Chargers in their second IPL fixture here on Saturday.
Chennai, the most consistent side in the short history of IPL, were beaten fair and square in front of their home crowd by Mumbai in the inaugural match of the season on Wednesday and they would look to register their first win of the edition against Deccan, one of the weaker sides this year.
The side led by India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni did not look like a team chasing a hat-trick of titles with their key batsmen failing miserably and bowlers coming a cropper to lose against Mumbai by eight wickets. They could post a meagre 112 and lost the match with 19 balls to spare.
Much will depend on the combine of Dhoni and Suresh Raina to secure Chennai’s first win on Saturday. Both have not been in the best of forms recently and they would look to make a mark for their team.
All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, the costliest player at this year’s auction, came a cropper against Mumbai, but he can be a match-winner any day with his all-round skills in home conditions.
Two other key players, Australian Doug Bollinger and Ravichandran Ashwin — their pace and spin spearheads — would also be eager to make a mark quickly in the tournament against a side which will be without captain Kumar Sangakkara who would be missing the match due to national duty against England in Sri Lanka.
Deccan, on the other hand, are one of the least fancied sides this year with some of their key players having to sit out of the tournament.
They failed to progress to the knock-out phase last year and finished seventh. This year, the Hyderabad-based side will miss the services of India pacer Ishant Sharma who underwent surgery on his ankle recently.
Deccan Chargers squad
KC Sangakkara*†, A Ashish Reddy, Anand Rajan, Ankit Sharma, T Atchuta Rao, AA Bhandari, DM Bravo, B Chipli, DT Christian, KH Devdhar, S Dhawan, JP Duminy, MS Gony, DJ Harris, IR Jaggi, AA Jhunjhunwala, CA Lynn, A Mishra, T Mishra, PA Patel†, V Pratap Singh, SA Quadri, DB Ravi Teja, PA Reddy, BB Samantray, C Sneha Kishore, S Sohal, TM Srivastava, DW Steyn, TP Sudhindra, J Theron, CL White, AS Yadav
Chennai Super Kings squad
MS Dhoni*†, S Anirudha, R Ashwin, S Badrinath, GJ Bailey, DE Bollinger, DJ Bravo, F du Plessis, BW Hilfenhaus, MEK Hussey, RA Jadeja, SB Jakati, Joginder Sharma, S Randiv, KMDN Kulasekara, VY Mahesh, JA Morkel, A Mukund, SK Raina, WP Saha†, SB Styris, S Tyagi, K Vasudevadas, G Vignesh, M Vijay