He has some good skills and understands his game and knows how to go about it. "When you have a new team, in-experienced players, leadership matters the most", Sehwag said. Their in-form senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, though, has not travelled with the squad. He's obviously a brilliant player and and what makes him so brilliant is he plays the situation of the game so well.
His wife (Geeta) and daughter also fell ill at the same time and so he decided against travelling to Calcutta.
In the match, Chennai defeated Rajasthan to regain top spot on the points table.
For the hosts their main man Andre Russell is doubtful. The guys are hungry to do well and the team spirit is still good", Kallis said.Asked about skipper Dinesh Karthik's lean patch, Kallis said: "DK is working hard and hitting the ball well in the nets.
"Yeah, it's all happened and it's been dealt with pretty much right after the game. But the full-toss that he inside-edged gave him bruises", Katich said at the eve of their return fixture against Chennai on Sunday. He has bruised his legs.
"He has been in magnificent form and has won a couple of games single-handedly. Worrying about and stressing about it, we've got to move on".
Despite putting up a healthy 178-run total on the board, Kolkata lost their last match against Delhi Capitals due to the brilliance of Delhi's Shikhar Dhawan. "We would not know fully until Sunday". And we're not even talking about Chennai's woes with the ball at the death.
The Eden pitch is another thing, which will be under spotlight once again.
After Tahir's career-best figures restricted KKR to 161/8, CSK coasted to the target in 19.4 overs as Raina anchored the chase with an unbeaten knock. And he plays it very well with a calm head. "So I feel he became a little too emotional for the Chennai team", Sehwag said.
The confusion brought Dhoni out to the middle to protest the decision as chaos descended upon the Sawai Mansingh Stadium.
On the other hand, . the spin attack is likely to consist of Imran Tahir and the two left-armer bowlers in Mitchell Santner and Ravindra Jadeja. So to be honest, we haven't spoken about it.
But Tahir, aided by some brilliant catching from Faf du Plessis and the substitute Dhruv Shorey, made inroads removing Nitish Rana (21) and Robin Uthappa (0) in space of two balls.