CLT20: Chennai lock horns with equally desperate Mumbai

Both teams have star performers but both teams are desperate for a win after a string of defeats. The battle between Chennai and Mumbai will be a keenly-contested clash.

updated: October 19, 2012 17:45 IST
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Johannesburg: Their backs to the wall after two successive defeats, 2010 title winners Chennai Super Kings will look to tame an equally desperate defending champions Mumbai Indians to salvage any hope of a semifinal berth at the Champions League Twenty20 on Saturday.

The Super Kings had made a big splash when they won the Indian Premier League in 2010 and 2011 and also annexed the Champions League title in 2010 but the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led team failed to live upto their reputations in the latest edition of the twenty20 event as they suffered successive loses in the tournament so far.

The Chennai-based team started its campaign with a 14-run loss to Sydney Sixers and then suffered a six-wicket defeat at the hands of the Lions last Tuesday. Given the situation, Dhoni has to come up with something special to take his team through to the semifinals.

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