Epic showdown of Dhoni vs Gambhir in IPL 2012 final
It will be a match of lifetime when two of the best teams of IPL 5 will face each other in the final on May 27 2012. Kolkata Knight Riders who have never been into the finally and actually struggled in all the previous IPL season has raised their bar this year and are all set to take on mighty Chennai Super Kings.
On the other hands Chennai Super Kings are in the familiar place as this is their 3rd straight final and will be played in their home turf. They have shown their real power in the previous two games where they not just marked a defeat on the opposite team but they ransacked and completely destroyed them. With their performance they are definitely eyeing for 3rd IPL trophy.
Both KKR and CSK are on the verge of creating IPL history when they take on each other at M.A Chidambaram stadium of Chennai tomorrow (May 27 2012). Former will eye to win their first IPL trophy and shut the mouth of their critiques while later is in for third IPL trophy.
Interesting will be to see a strong bowling lineup (KKR) to face a strong batting lineup (CSK).
Kolkata performed superbly throughout this season and were at the second position till play off. They defeated top placed Delhi Daredevils in the 1st Qualifier and reached into the final. Chennai on the other hand had a wavery show in this season winning some and losing some. However, they somehow reached to playoffs and had to defeat Mumbai Indians in Eliminator to go into 2nd Qualifier where they mustered 86 runs win over Delhi Daredevils and made it to their 4th IPL final.
Chennai Super Kings Team:
MS Dhoni, S Anirudha, Ravichandran Ashwin, S Badrinath, GJ Bailey, DE Bollinger, DJ Bravo, F du Plessis, BW Hilfenhaus, MEK Hussey, RA Jadeja, SB Jakati, Joginder Sharma, S Randiv, KMDN Kulasekara, VY Mahesh, JA Morkel, A Mukund, SK Raina, WP Saha, SB Styris, S Tyagi, K Vasudevadas, G Vignesh, Murali Vijay
Kolkata Knight Riders Team:
G Gambhir, S Ladda, L Balaji, R Bhatia, MS Bisla, DB Das, M de Lange, BJ Haddin, Iqbal Abdulla, CS Jani, JH Kallis, B Lee, BB McCullum, EJG Morgan, SP Narine, YK Pathan, JL Pattinson, SV Samson, PJ Sangwan, I Saxena, Shami Ahmed, Shakib Al Hasan, LR Shukla, RN ten Doeschate, MK Tiwary, JD Unadkat