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The shifts of action of Raipur to Hyderabad as the 2014 T20 League (T20 World Cup) has reached its main stages and two heavyweights, Kolkata (KOL) and Chennai (CHN), who locked horns against each other, for Group A's opening encounter at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal.


The preparation for the tournament was not so good for Kolkata because of injuries ruled out Morne Morkel and Chris Lynn, Shakib al Hasan was forced to Miss World T20 League as the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) banned the player and as a result he will not get the certificate of non-objection, you need a player to participate in events overseas. This means that only five players have is in your template to choose from to fill its quota of four foreigners in the eleven which play. However, despite all this, Captain Gautam Gambhir, showed confident possibilities for his team and said they were going to compete hard in the tournament.

Sunil Narine is the name that comes first when you think of KOL. While there is no doubt about their capabilities match winner, it would be interesting to see how it operates in this tournament, taking into account that the men in purple is a bowling line-up without Shakib and Morkel, two players who played a crucial role in the success of KOL in the Indian League T20 (T20 League) this year.

Led by Gautam Gambhir, the team has not given good account of itself in competitions world T20 League as that while they reached the group stage in 2011 and 2012 editions, not could go more beyond. Gambhir, KOL also boasts some high octane artists such as Yusuf Pathan,Jacques Kallis and Robin Uthappa.


The champions of 2010, led by the team of the India Captain MS Dhoni, is also about to put your best foot forward. In a shot in the arm for the team, activist seasoned, Dwayne Bravo is back in the side. The suit of Chennai has some players bright as Ravichandran Ashwin,Suresh Raina ,François du Plessis and Ravindra Jadeja in their ranks, making it a formidable force.

To Chennai, the top order batsmen have been its best performers. Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum, CHN has two players dynamic and destructive. They have more often that not a solid start gives the face and with a medium bright order take advantage, the team has done well. Its captain, MS Dhoni, as from habit, tripped with racing in times of crisis, while Suresh Raina has been synonymous with CHN since the beginning of the T20 League.

His bowling depends largely on the skill spin of Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin, while than chips Mohit Sharma with with important throughs early break on a basis regular.


We have a very good team. About the possibilities, all depends on from the rather than adapt. The good thing for us, we missed Bravo during the T20 League. He has injured. That really affected the strength of one side, the combination and the stability of the band. It is good to have it back: MS Dhoni.

Our record in the global League of the T20 is not so great. We hope that we have to correct that. There is much at stake. World T20 League is the tournament that we have not won and we have the team that can win any tournament. So this time we have the motivation to win the tournament: Gautam Gambhir.
Chennai (from):  Dwayne Smith,,Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Brendon McCullum,Mohit Sharma, MS Dhoni (w / c),Pawan Negi , Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ashish Nehra,Dwayne Bravo,Ishwar Pandey, Mithun Manhas, Samuel Badree, John Hastings.
Kolkata (from): Gautam Gambhir (c), Yusuf Pathan, Robin Uthappa (w), Manish Pandey,  Suryakumar Yadav,Ryan ten Doeschate, Piyush Chawla, Sunil Narine, Vinay Kumar,Kuldeep Yadav, , Jacques Kallis, , Pat Cummins,Andre Russell, Manvinder Bisla,Umesh Yadav.

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