KKR vs CSK IPL final live streaming: Chennai win toss, bat first
The Chennai Super Kings won the toss and decided to bat first in the final of the IPL 2012 against the Kolkata Knight Riders. The match is being played at the Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on May 27, 2012.
The match will start at 8:00 local, 14:30 GMT. See live scorecard can be seen here from 14:30 GMT.
You can also watch live streaming of the match here.
MS Dhoni said after the toss, "Pitch has a bit more grass roots into it, depends on how much they have rolled it, I don't think it should spin much. We were quite consistent during the league stage, we won one and lost one." CSK are unchanged.
Gautam Gambhir said: "I have always maintained quality is quality [talking about his spinners]." Balaji's hamstring injury has not healed, Brett Lee comes into the XI. That means Brendon McCullum sits out, and Manvinder Bisla comes in.
Losing Balaji is a blow alright. but his replacement is not too bad. Also, losing out on McCullum isn't that big a blow, he was not exactly hitting them out of the park this season. Bisla a is a better bet against the CSK spinners.
The final eleven players are announced and are as below:
Kolkatta: G Gambhir*, MS Bisla†, JH Kallis, LR Shukla, Shakib Al Hasan, YK Pathan, DB Das, R Bhatia, Iqbal Abdulla, SP Narine, B Lee.
Chennai: M Vijay, MEK Hussey, SK Raina, MS Dhoni*†, DJ Bravo, RA Jadeja, JA Morkel, R Ashwin, BW Hilfenhaus, SB Jakati, S Badrinath