CSK vs KKR live streaming info: IPL 2012 Final, cricket live score and highlights
The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have done it yet again! They have qualified for the fourth IPL final in five years. The CSK will play the Indian Premier League 2012 final against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), who won the first qualifier after defeating the Delhi Daredevils.
The venue for the final is MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Chennai has been selected to host the final because the home team, CSK is also the defending champion. The csk vs kkr final is scheduled to be played on May 27.
The match will start at 20:00 local, 14:30 GMT. Thecan be seen here from 14:30 GMT.
You can also watch live streaming of the match here.
Chennai Super Kings will be trying for a hatrick of IPL titles and that too, at their home. They are the winners from 2010 and 2011. After faltering through the league stage, they somehow made it to the playoffs. Three matches had to go a certain way for this to happen. Among the wanted results was, bottom-placed, Deccan Chargers beating RCB. So, there is no other way but to call their entry into playoffs lucky.
But since then, they have played like champions. Two stunning performances in knockout games is enough evidence of their big match temperament. CSK thrashed both MI and DD in their playoff games.
KKR, on the other hand has been the most consistent side so far. They did not let luck factor in. They qualified for the playoffs with one game in hand. Then, they beat the Daredevils to qualify for the finals. KKR has just lost two of the last eleven games they have played. This says much about their form this season. It is this consistency which makes them the favorites this year.
Both teams have different strengths. KKR’s strength is their top order batting, that includes Gautam Gambhir, Jacques Kallis and Brendon McCullum, and their spin attack. KKR has by far the best spinner attack, which includes probably the best spinner in IPL this season: Sunil Narine. Narine has the best average and economy rate. He has taken 24 wickets, just one less than the purple cap holder Morne Morkel. On the other hand, CSK neither have a strong top order nor as clinical a spin attack. Their strength lies in their strong middle order including Dhoni, Badrinath, Bravo and Morkel.
CSK is expected to play the same team that won the last two playoff games. KKR might have a problem with Balaji getting injured during their game against the Daredevils. Balaji was their best seamer. If they lose him, they will have to change the composition of the team that already has 4 spinners.
Highlights videos can be watched here after the match is over.
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