Chennai win toss, elect to bat in IPL final

The splendid form of Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders will ensure a fierce battle in the tournament final on Sunday AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

Chennai: May 27, 2012

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain MS Dhoni wins toss and elects to bat first against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2012 final at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

Two changes for Kolkata as Brett Lee replaces Laxmipathy Balaji who is suffering from harmstring injury and Manvinder Bisla replaces Brendon McCullum while there are no chnages for Chennai.

Chennai s ability to handle pressure in big matches would stand them in good stead as they play their third straight final.

Kolkata bowlers, specially, spinner Sunil Narine, hold the key for them since the Chennai batsman are in scorching form.

Teams:

KKR: Manvinder Bisla (wk), Gautam Gambhir (c), Jacques Kallis, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Manoj Tiwary, Debabrata Das, Rajat Bhatia, Brett Lee, Iqbal Abdulla, Sunil Narine

CSK: Murali Vijay, Michael Hussey, Suresh Raina, Subramaniam Badrinath, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Albie Morkel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shadab Jakati, Ben Hilfenhaus.

Catch the live score of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2012 final between CSK & KKR here