Chennai Super Kings have won the toss and elected to bat against Deccan Chargers in the 46th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2012 at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai.
For Chennai Super Kings, Murali Vijay comes in for Wriddhiman Saha and Mike Hussey makes way for Ben Hilfenhaus.
Abhishek Jhunjhunwala and Daniel Christian return for Deccan Chargers.
Deccan Chargers captain, Kumar Sangakkara, said “It was a good performance in the last match, we need to keep performing.
“It was nice to get some runs and get into some form and I hope the other guys chip in as well today.
“It looks a good track, hopefully we can defend well today. We just need to be consistent and hope that we bowl bat and field well.
“Abhishek Jhunjhunwala comes in and Daniel Christian comes in.”
Chennai Super Kings, captain, MS Dhoni, said “There is plenty of depth in our batting but we have failed to add those extra runs in the end.
“We have the team but at the end of the day it is up to the application, we have had plenty of practice sessions here and I hope the hardwork we have put in will reflect here today.
“We don’t go in with a target in mind, we want to see how the pitch plays and then decide.
“Hussey needs to make way for Hilfenhaus and Saha makes way for Vijay.”
Deccan Chargers (Playing XI): Parthiv Patel(w), Shikhar Dhawan, Cameron White, Kumar Sangakkara(c), Daniel Christian, Abhishek Jhunjunwala, Ankit Sharma, Ashish Reddy, Amit Mishra, Dale Steyn, Veer Pratap Singh.
Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Faf du Plessis, Murali Vijay, Suresh Raina, S Badrinath, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Albie Morkel, Shadab Jakati, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ben Hilfenhaus.