Bangalore:Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh will be on opposite sides when their respective team Air India Blue and Air Indian Red take on each other in the finals of Sahara BCCI Corporate Trophy here on Tuesday.
Both teams reached the title round in similar fashion -- Air India Blue beat Tata Sports Club by five wickets and Air India Red defeated Gautam Gambhir-led ONGC by a similar margin.
There is no doubt that Yuvraj's side knows the conditions here better, having played three matches. But with the likes of Chandan Madan and Manvinder Bisla in fine form, Air India Blue are no pushovers, which will make it a keenly-contested day-night match, weather permitting.
Air India Red also have a solid line-up of batsmen with Yuvraj himself being a massive threat to the opposition bowlers.
Robin Uthappa, Suresh Raina and Naman Ojha are proven performers and a lot would be expected of them.
Air India has a slightly better bowling attack with RP Singh and Pankaj Singh leading the pace battery. Feisty off-spinner harbhajan Singh lends balance to the attack.
Air India Blue: MS Dhoni, Mohd Kaif, Dheeraj Jadhav, Vijay Dahia, Manvinder Bisla, Rajat Bhatia, Harbhajan Singh, Sachin Rana, J Arun Kumar, RP Singh, Pankaj Singh, Shafiq Khan, Chandan Madan, R Sodhi, Sonu Sharma, Pravin Amre, Deepak Joon, Vinit Jain, Monish Sharma, Kuldeep Singh and V V S Laxman.
Air India Red: Yuvraj Singh, Irfan Pathan, Robin Uthappa, Naman Ojha, Sushant Marathe, Paul Valthaty, Suresh Raina, Ankeet Chavan, Siddharth Trivedi, Moondeep Mangela, Dhawal Kulkarni, Rohan Kerkar, Harmeet Singh, Hrishikesh Kanitkar, Ajit Chandila, Narendra Hirwani, Pritam Gandhe, Rohit Prakash and Saurabh Netravalkar.