With the inaugural IPL proving to be a hard nut to crack, Challengers look confident with their approach in this season after a thumping 75-run victory against the defending champions Rajasthan Royals. While, Chennai's defeat in their first match against Mumbai Indians would only pump their spirits up to come back hard at the Pietersen's gang.
With likes of Dravid, Kumble and Jesse Ryder in form, Challengers surely have a solid line-up to fire against the opposition. On the other hand, Muttiah Muralitharan and Albie Morkel's inclusion might make a difference to Kings.
There's a vast difference between records of both the teams. Bangalore finished 7th out of eight teams last year while Chennai were the runners-up and this year, they are one of the favourites for the title.
To everyone's treat, IPL's most expensive players Pietersen and Flintoff ($1.5 million each) will face each other for the first time when both the teams meet at Port Elizabeth.