CSK look to start with a bang
Former champions Chennai Super Kings will look to make up for their Indian Premier League (IPL) final disappointment and go all out to win their opening Champions League T20 match against Titans at the JSCA International Stadium Complex here today.
The MS Dhoni-led outfit lost the IPL final to Mumbai Indians at Eden Gardens in Kolkata last May. The two-time IPL champions are capable of posting a big score with the likes of Dhoni, Murali Vijay, Faf du Plessis and Michael Hussey, and other big-hitters like Albie Morkel, Dwayne Bravo and Suresh Raina in the lower order.
On the other hand, the Titans, will be buoyed by the presence of pacer Morne Morkel and wicketkeeper-batsman AB De Villiers.
T&T take on Brisbane Heat
In the first match of the day, Trinidad and Tobago will take on Australian side Brisbane Heat in their opening CLT20 encounter. The Caribbean champions look favourites with the likes of off-spinner Sunil Narine, pacer Ravi Rampaul, batsman Darren Bravo and captain Denesh Ramdin.
Brisbane Heat will miss Shane Watson, Mitchell Johnson and Thisara Perera who are playing for Rajasthan Royals, Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad respectively.