IPL 2012 Final Preview – KKR v CSK – Road to the IPL Champion

Live Kolkata vs Chennai - IPL 2012 Final - May 27

IPL 2012 Final – KKR v CSK – Road to the IPL Champion

Live Kolkata vs Chennai - IPL 2012 Final - May 27

The road to the IPL 2012 final is often arduous, and the path towards the IPL title is certainly one that requires a lot of character and temperance. Sport has no definite formula for success; as a result, the IPL 2012 final also presents an opportunity to witness two contrasting captaincy styles of the leaders of the two finalists. MS Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir might have played and won a lot together, but come Sunday, they’ll be trying to outfox each other with their own brand of leadership.

The Super Kings have been there and done that by peaking at the right time and carrying on that momentum all the way till winning the trophy. Meanwhile, the Knight Riders are making their first appearance in an IPL final thanks to Gambhir’s ability to get his players firing in unison.

“Gautam is an aggressive captain – a bit different from me. I am aggressive as well, but I’m not very expressive on the field and that has been the strength of CSK. Gautam, on the other hand, is very expressive,” Dhoni said as he emphasised how he’s different from the KKR skipper.

“Even if the game is in his pocket, he is still on his toes, demanding that his players keep up the momentum and wrap the game up convincingly. That is his strength as a leader and he’s done really well with KKR,” he added.

The goal of both teams remains the same but the method chosen for achieving victory varies. KKR follow their skipper’s mantra of one for all and all for one, while CSK leave more room for individual brilliance; for example, Murali Vijay’s electrifying knock in Qualifier 2 against the Delhi Daredevils.

“KKR is not about one or two heroes, it’s about the people who have supported us back home,” Gambhir emphasised ahead of Sunday’s final.
Dhoni, on the other hand, put the onus on one of the 22 players to etch his name in their team’s folklore. “It’s another opportunity for someone to be a hero – that’s how I look at it. Tomorrow somebody, either from our side or KKR will be a hero,” he said.

All in all, the final at the MA Chidambaram Stadium promises to be a fascinating encounter with a battle of cricketing philosophies awaiting fans worldwide.

Video: Watch KKR’s Journey to the IPL 2012 Final – Kolkata Knight Riders

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Video: Watch CSK’s Journey to the IPL 2012 Final – Chennai Super Kings

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IPL 2012 Final News, Teams, Players List, Pitch, Prediction, Interviews, Weather, Wallpapers, Concert, Tickets, Bets

Live IPL 2012 Final - Kolkata vs Chennai - May 27

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Defending champions Chennai Super Kings and winner of the Qualifier 1 Kolkata Knight Riders go head to head in the IPL 5 Final at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai on Sunday, May 27.

Live IPL 2012 Final Match: Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders (Chennai v Kolkata)

Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai

Date: Sunday, May 27, 2012

Live IPL 2012 Final Match Start Time around the World:

  • 08:00 pm local/India/Sri Lanka
  • 02:30 pm GMT/London/UK
  • 08:30 pm Bangladesh
  • 07:30 pm Pakistan
  • 06:30 pm Middle-East/Dubai/UAE
  • 04:30 pm South Africa
  • 12:30 am midnight (May 28) Australia/New Zealand
  • 10:00 am ET/USA/West Indies

Weather Condition Report for IPL 2012 Final – May 27:

Time Temperature Conditions Feels Like Humidity Chance of Precip. Wind
Sunday, May 27 – IPL 2012 Final – Chennai v Kolkata
20:00 29°C Partly Cloudy 29°C 46% 20% From West
at 10 kmph
21:00 28°C Partly Cloudy 28°C 52% 20% From West South West
at 11 kmph
22:00 27°C Mostly Clear 28°C 58% 10% From West South West
at 13 kmph
23:00 26°C Mostly Clear 27°C 62% 10% From West South West
at 14 kmph

Pitch Condition Report for IPL 2012 Final – May 27:

Pitch/wicket looks dry and has a few cracks as well which might open up as the game progresses. The spinners will get lot more purchase from the deck. Ground curator has done a great gardening in MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai.

Squad Details – Chennai vs Kolkata – Final Players List for IPL 2012 Final – May 27

Chennai 1st XI (Probable):

M Vijay, MEK Hussey, SK Raina, MS Dhoni*† , DJ Bravo, RA Jadeja, JA Morkel, S Anirudha, R Ashwin, BW Hilfenhaus, VY Mahesh

Kolkata 1st XI (Probable):

BB McCullum†, G Gambhir* , JH Kallis, MK Tiwary, YK Pathan, DB Das, R Shukla, R Bhatia, Shakib Al Hasan, PJ Sangwan, SP Narine


IPL 2012 Final Preview (Chennai v Kolkata)

Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders clash in IPL 2012 Final in Chennai.

Live IPL 2012 Final - Kolkata vs Chennai - May 27

Chennai Super Kings’ campaign, which had stuttered midway, was revived by making a place in the final by trashing Delhi Daredevils. The manner in which they brushed aside Delhi should cause shivers to Knight Riders, though they took their foot on the final dominating the season. Chennai Super Kings depends on a powerful batting order on the IPL 2012 final Chennai pitch that gave the seamers a lot of assistance.


Players to watch : Chennai v Kolkata – IPL 2012 Final

In a forgettable game with the ball for Knight Riders against Mumbai Indians, Shakib Al Hasanwas the lone wicket-taker and finished with the best economy rate – 6.75 – off his four overs. Shakib returned after nearly a month on the bench and enhanced his reputation by bowling 12 dot balls.

Ben Hilfenhaus was the standout performer for Super Kings against Daredevils with a match-defining 3 for 27, but Albie Morkel‘s contribution was also significant. He took a wicket but gave away just 15 runs off four overs. Morkel’s overall economy rate for Super Kings over five seasons is a pricey 8.22. His returns on Saturday were a refreshing change.


Stats and trivia

  • Ravindra Jadeja is Super Kings’ leading wicket-taker with ten wickets and has bowled 29 overs. Dwayne Bravo is second with nine but has bowled 13 overs more.
  • Sunil Narine has gone wicketless in an innings only twice in his ten games for Knight Riders.


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