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IPL Staff in New Delhi 09 April 2012 - 09:12pm IST

We have the momentum: du Plessis

CSK all-rounder confident going into DD game

The Chennai Super Kings are set to take on the Delhi Daredevils at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium on April 10. Although they lost to the Mumbai Indians in their own backyard, the Super Kings come into this match with confidence after having beaten the Deccan Chargers in an away game.

Speaking to the media ahead of the match, Faf du Plessis who had hit a four sixes in his 39-run cameo against DC said, “[losing] the first game was a bit of slow start for us. It was one of those games where nothing really happened for us. But the second game was a complete opposite. We played really well, and that is a momentum change and we can use that for this game.”

In preparation for the battle tomorrow, CSK practiced hard under the guidance of Stephen Fleming at the Kotla. While skipper MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina knocked down a few balls, Doug Bollinger worked on his bowling. Apart from bowling a few overs, Albie Morkel too had his turn with the bat along with the likes of Murali Vijay, S Badrinath and others. The team also practiced their fielding and catching as they trained for more than a couple of hours here.

Speaking about their tactics for tackling a DD side with Mahela Jayawardene and Kevin Pietersen, du Plessis said, “They are two massive players for them. We are a very good bowling team and we have got a lot of options in spin in our team. It is just a case of assessing the wicket now. We will see what it is like. Probably for them, they will make it not turn because we have got such a good spinning attack. We will have a look at it [wicket] and then have our game plan for them come tomorrow.”

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