Kolkata: Today in the final of Indian Premier League (IPL) sixth edition, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will take on Mumbai Indians (MI) yet another time here at Eden Gardens Stadium. The fight for the cup will see the fourth encounter between CSK and MI in the ongoing season. So, a huge crowd is expected to be present here to watch the last match of IPL 6. However, it is to be known that CSK had reserved their seat in the final by beating MI in the first Qualifier of the tournament.
Super Kings, which is the most consistent team of IPL, have reached the final stage of the tournament by removing every hurdle of their way like the real kings. While, the star-studded Mumbai Indians have been the most unpredictable team of the season as they have crushed every dominating team of the tournament and have lost to the underdogs as well. However, we can have a superb match between these two teams as none of them belongs to the home crowd.
If we look at the previous record of both the teams in the series so far, Mumbai is still leading with 2 wins out of 3 matches while CSK beat them at a much important stage of the series. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is popularly known for his cool approach while captaining his side and playing big shots during the death overs, while Rohit Sharma has led Mumbai with perfection in the absence of Ricky Ponting. Here is the comparative analysis of both the squads:
Looking at Chennai's batting line, we must say that they have the potential of aggregating more than 200 runs in the 20 overs game. With the batsmen like Michael Hussey, Murli Vijay, Suresh Raina, MSD and Dwayne Bravo they place a strong contendership for the trophy. Subramaniam Badrinat and Ravindra Jadeja haven't got much chances this season but they also have played some stunning innings during IPL 6.
It wouldn't be wrong, if anyone says that Mumbai's batting is stronger than CSK's as they also own some very dynamic batsmen till lower down the order. With the players like Dwayne Smith, Sachin Tendulkar, Aditya Tare, Dinesh Karthik, Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard, MI looks to be the strongest batting side of IPL. Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell Johnson and Lasith Malinga also own good batting hands who hold the capability of ending the innings on a high.
Talking about CSK's bowling, we can see that their whole bowling revolves around the performance of three bowlers i.e. Ravichandran Ashwin, Dwayne Bravo and Ravindra Jadeja. Where Bravo and Jadeja are playing as the all-rounders in the squad. Mohit Sharma, Albie Morkel and Chris Morris are the other three bowlers who provides great support to them.
Mumbai Indians have the best bowlers of the business with Lasith Malinga and Mitchell Johnson leading their pace attack with Munaf Patel. While Harbhajan Singh leads MI's bowling during middle overs with Kieron Pollard and Pragyan Ojha. This looks to be the most hazardous bowling attack of IPL after the elimination of Sunrisers Hyderabad. However, the bowling attack was set on fire by Suresh Raina and Michael Hussey in their last clash.
After analyzing the facts related to both the teams, we can expect a nail-biting encounter between these two teams. Here we are providing the expected names to play in the final of the tournament:
Chennai Super Kings:
Mike Hussey, Murli Vijay, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain, Wicket-Keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Subramaniam Badrinath, Dwayne Bravo, Albie Morkel, Chris Morris, Ravichandran Ashwin and Mohit Sharma.
Dwayne Smith, Sachin Tendulkar, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Rohit Sharma (Skipper), Kieron Pollard, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell Johnson, Lasith Malinga, Pragyan Ojha and Munaf Patel.
The live streaming of the final of Indian Premier League (IPL) season 6 between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) versus Mumbai Indians (MI) will be available on Times Internet's official YouTube channel.
Here we are providing you the link to catch the live action of the final: