Defending champions Chennai Super kings will take on Kolkata Knight Riders on the grand finale of DLF IPL 2012 on this Sunday at Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. Kolkata for the first time have reached to the final for the first time. KKR had a poor start to the tournament but at the end made to the finals of DLF season5 with seven consecutive wins in the campaign led by Gautam Ghambhir.
On the other hand Chennai has batted incredibly well in the Eliminators and the Qualifiers against Mumbai and Delhi teams respectively. Chennai’s last 3 match average while batting first is more than 200 runs. This reveals the efficiency of the team. Top order 6 batsmen are all in very excellent nick with the bat. We had seen M Hussey and Dhoni enjoying fantastically. But in CSK’s last match we saw a power pact performance of 113(58) by Murali Vijay. Now he became the first Indian batsmen to score 2 century in IPL history.
Kolkata would be confused in choosing their playing 11 for the DLF IPL 2012 Finals. There are a lot of views around. Possibilities are there M Bisla he is useful with the bat. S Narine has been in the best of his form. His 4 overs are unpredictable for the Batsmen. Chennai has performed 3 matches in last one week’s time and all matches have been won. MS Dhoni captaincy has been remarkable and so is Ghambhir captaincy.
Chennai performed their last go at their home ground and thus they will be better aware of the pitches in Chennai. The final is to be played at the same venue and as expected the Chennai Kings will be the favorites for the Day.
Even being in the top of the table in season 5 of IPL Delhi is now out from the competition. Chennai really performed and have proven why they won IPL truly and 2012 Could Chennai create the 3rd Successive WIN in DLF IPL?. Kolkata revolve around Gambhir and McCullum and thus if this couple is out in the beginning during the action certainly Chennai has 90% possibilities of winning the game.
Chennai Super Kings: Murali Vijay, Michael Hussey, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (c & wk), S Badrinath, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Albie Morkel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ben Hilfenhaus, Shadab Jakati
Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir(c), Manvinder Bisla(w), Jacques Kallis, Manoj Tiwary, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Debabrata Das, Laxmi Shukla, Rajat Bhatia, Brett Lee, Sunil Narine.
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