Kumble's Challengers to take on Guyana

Updated: 11 September 2010 10:41 IST

Anil Kumble's Royal Challengers Bangalore will be the only IPL side in action in the CLT20 on Sunday when it squares off against Guyana.

Kumble's Challengers to take on Guyana

Centurion:

Anil Kumble's Royal Challengers Bangalore will be the only IPL side in action in the Champions League Twenty20 on Sunday when it squares off against West Indian underdogs Guyana in the second of the two matches here.

Kumble's Bangalore, which made the Champions League after winning the third-place playoff of the IPL, will be the favourites against Ramnaresh Sarwan's Guyana.

In fact Sarwan is the only big name in Guyana, which replaces last year's runners-up Trinidad and Tobago as the Caribbean flavour in the two-week tournament.

Well aware of the enormity of the task ahead of him, Sarwan has said that the team is banking on talented youngsters such as pacer Devendra Bishoo and all-rounder Jonathan Foo to give Guyana an opportunity to surprise their rivals.

Guyana's passage to CLT20 wasn't the easiest of affairs. Playing in the semi-final of the Caribbean T20 2010, they beat Trinidad and Tobago, the defending champions, in a closely contested match and then snatched victory after very nearly courting defeat against Barbados in the final.

In contrast, Kumble's Bangalore have established names such as Rahul Dravid, Jacques Kallis, Ross Taylor and Robin Uthappa in their batting line-up.

On the bowling front, they have the pace of Dale Steyn and Praveen Kumar while Kumble himself leads the slower bowling department. All-rounder Cameron White adds variety to the team.



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