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Thursday, May 21, 2009

"Chennai favourites to win the title"

"Chennai favourites to win the title"

Delhi Daredevils might have been the most consistent side in the IPL2, but Shane Warne feels Chennai might end up winning the title.

Delhi are sitting atop the points table, but they are not "best" according to Warne.

Delhi are perched at the top, having accumulated 18 points from nine wins off 13 matches and looked a balanced side all through.

But Rajasthan Royals skipper and former Australian leg-spinner think otherwise.

"I don't think Delhi Daredevils are the best side in the competition. I think it is Chennai Super Kings who look a better side. And Chennai Super Kings are probably the favourites to win," he said Warne's team failed to reach even the semifinal stage this year, owing to batting failure.

Chennai's Matthew Hayden

Chennai, who booked their lat-four stage berth last night after beating Kings XI Punjab, are placed second in the points table with 17 points.

The last year's finalists' skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was naturally happy to be termed as favourite side.

"It feels good when somebody reckons you as the favourites in the tournament," he said.

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