Chennai, who finished second in IPL VI, are among the favourites to lift the Champions League for a second time after clinching the trophy in 2010. And the sheer depth in the line-up was displayed on Thursday when Suresh Raina smashed a quickfire half-century while skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni produced a belligerent unbeaten knock of 63 for CSK to post a stunning 202 on the board against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Can Hyderabad recover?
In the first match of the day, both Sunrisers Hyderabad and Titans will be desperately looking for a win to stay in contention for a semi-final berth. Both teams have won one match and lost the other thus far.
The two teams are on four points each and a defeat would mean that the losing side will be virtually out of the reckoning.