Lahore look to revive campaign
Match factsNov 2, 2008
Start time 7.30pm (1400 GMT)
The Big PictureThe Lahore Badshahs came into the tournament as one of the favourites but a lack of consistency, both in batting and bowling, has hurt their chances. They were thoroughly outplayed by the Delhi Giants in their previous match, but have had a week to recoup from that defeat. A loss against the Chandigarh Lions could see their semi-final hopes evaporate.
For Chandigarh, the major problem is that their batting, in the absence of Chris Cairns and Dinesh Mongia, has an inexperienced look. While that drawback may be redressed by the signing of Graeme Hick, it isn't clear when Hick will join the Chandigarh team.
Where they rankChandigarh are currently in fifth spot and need a win to keep pace with the other semi-final contenders.
Lahore are languishing in seventh place but a victory against Chandigarh could launch them into the top four
Form guide (most recent first)Chandigarh: LWLWW
Players to watchLou Vincent hasn't hit top form yet in this tournament, but with Cairns and Mongia gone, his experience and explosive strokeplay make him the most important cog in Chandigarh's batting
As his manic 38-ball 83 against the Mumbai Champs demonstrated, Imran Nazir can dismantle any bowling attack on his day. Lahore will be looking to him to tackle the new-ball threat of Andrew Hall and Daryl Tuffey
Quotes"Our spinners are coming to the party, Love [Ablish] has been bowling beautifully in the death, and Daryl [Tuffey] up front." Chandigarh Lions captain Hall talks up his bowling attack