New Delhi: Off the field, Chennai Super Kings may have problems aplenty. But once on the pitch, the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led team is considered to be one of the best in the shortest version of the game.
On Wednesday, it would be a rather inconsequential game for the Super Kings, when they play Trinidad and Tobago in their concluding group league match of the Champions League T20 at the Kotla.
Having already reached the semi-finals, with three wins from three matches, they would only want to keep their slate clean against Trinidad and Tobago.
South African pace bowler Chris Morris, said his team’s main goal would be to finish unbeaten in the group. “That was our goal when we got here. We want to finish the group stage well.
“We have a tough game coming up and it’s important to get the job done well. We have achieved our first goal of qualifying for the semi-finals and now we would look to top the group. Our aim would be to finish the group stage with a win,” Morris said.
On Tuesday, a good number of fans gathered at the Kotla to watch the two-time IPL champions at the nets. Though top cricketers like Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin and Mike Hussey were there, the crowd was disappointed not to see Dhoni.
Most would surely return to Kotla on Wednesday hoping to watch yet another stunningly trademark innings from the Chennai captain. But then, the Caribbean side would be no pushovers. With eight points (two wins from three matches) under their belt, Trinidad and Tobago are would want to grab the second spot from the group and ensure a semi-final berth.
If they fail to beat Chennai, given the run-rate scenario in Group B, the Islanders would want to have better margin as they are placed second, ahead of the Titans in the table. Both Trinidad and Tobago and Titans have eight points each from two wins, but the former have a better run-rate (+0.407) as compared to the Titans (+0.228).