Brimming with confidence after a perfect start to their campaign, star-studded Chennai Super Kings will start as favourites against Sunrisers Hyderabad in a Group B match of the Champions League Twenty20, in Ranchi on Thursday.
Riding on its batting firepower, CSK successfully chased down a stiff target of 185 runs set by Titans with six wickets in hand to start their CLT20 campaign on a rousing note at JSCA International Stadium Complex.
And come on Thursday, the Chennai outfit would be hoping to carry on the winning momentum.
But it won't be a cakewalk for local boy Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men as in Sunrisers they face a side who too would be eager to carry on their good work.
Two-time IPL champions, CSK boast of a star-studded line up with the likes of India skipper Dhoni, Murali Vijay, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, Michael Hussey and Dwayne Bravo around whom the CSK batting will revolve.
Hussey, Raina and Bravo set up CSK's run chase the other day with some scintillating strokeplay and the trio would be eyeing a repeat performance against the Sunrisers.
Having failed in the previous match, Dhoni is due for a big knock in front of his home crowd.
Another distinct feature about this Chennai unit is the presence of quality all-rounders in their ranks. Players like Ravindra Jadeja, Albie Morkel, Bravo and Raina are equally capable with both bat and ball and possess ability to change the complexion of the game at any point.
They also give their skipper a variety of options while bowling apart from saving runs through their fielding.
But CSK's bowling attack would be a cause of concern for Dhoni ahead of tommorow's game considering the fact that all his bowlers bled runs against Titans.