Bangalore: Chennai Super Kings bowling coach Andy Bichel says he expects their match against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Wednesday to be a high-scoring one. The previous match between these teams was also high-scoring with Chennai coming out top in a 200 plus chase. "Since RCB's batting looks heavy at top of the order fully packed with overseas players, I think it will come down to a nail-biting over and hope we can win this [type of a game] again. It will be a high-scoring game as the history of Chinnaswamy wicket speaks thus," Bichel told reporters on the eve of the match.
Bichel admitted the momentum was with RCB following a string of top-class performances in their last few matches. "Yes, it's a challenge for us coming here and playing at RCB's home territory. They are a good side and there will be momentum."
Aware of RCB winning against Rajasthan Royals without enough contributions from Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli at top of the order, Bichel said CSK have sketched a bowling plan for all host players. "We certainly plans for all RCB players. Tomorrow, we will devise a plan with bowlers and hopefully it comes off. A small window of opportunity [we should grab] and that is the thing about Twenty20," he said.
The CSK bowling coach expects the tie against RCB on Wednesday to go down to the wire just like the last one.
Bichel also backed out-of-form Daniel Vettori, the RCB captain. "Daniel is a good captain and has done a good job as New Zealand captain and taking on franchisee team like this is a bit different. His captaincy in last two games have been pretty good." Bitchell also informed that Albie Morkel who had flown to South Africa to attend the funeral of a close friend was back. "Albie is playing tommorow ... He will lend more depth to our side which is very good."