Chennai Super Kings will take on Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2014 Champions League T20 final at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore on Saturday.
Where to Watch Live
The match starts at 2:30pm BST. Live coverage is on British Eurosport 2 and British Eurosport 2 HD. Follow live updates of the match on ESPN Cricinfo. Click here for the live streaming link.
The final on Sunday between the Super Kings and the Knight Riders will be the third time the two Indian Premier League (IPL) sides are facing each other. The first was between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore, which was won by Mumbai.
The second one was during the last season after Mumbai Indians defeated Rajasthan Royals in the finals. Mumbai are the only team to have won the competition on two occasions and Chennai Super Kings have the opportunity to equal the record on Saturday, having won for the first time in 2010.
The defending IPL Champions are making it to the Champions League T20 finals for the first time in their history and would be looking to lift the trophy at Bangalore to become the holders for both the domestic T20 competition and also the CL T20.
During the semifinals, MS Dhoni's side had a comfortable victory over IPL rivals Kings XI Punjab. CSK registered a 65-run victory over Punjab and made it to the last two of the ongoing tournament.
Similarly, Kolkata had no trouble making it to the finals after as they chased a target of 141 runs with five balls to spare. Gautam Gambhir won by seven wickets. However, the Knight Riders suffered a massive blow after Sunil Narine was banned from bowling for his suspected action.
The West Indies spinner was reported for chucking by the umpires for the second time in the Champions League T20. Narine can be included in the playing XI, but will not be allowed to ball in the final.
This could be a massive boost for the Super Kings as Narine is the leading wicket taker with 12 wickets from five matches. His economy rate is also below six runs per over. Kolkata are surely going to miss him and it should be seen if they can manage to come on top.
Betting Odds (888Sport.com)
- Chennai Super Kings to win: 7/15
- Kolkata Knight Riders to win: 17/10
Chennai Super Kings
Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, Dwayne Bravo, Pawan Negi, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Mohit Sharma, Ashish Nehra
Kolkata Knight Riders
Gautam Gambhir (c), Robin Uthappa (wk), Jacques Kallis, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Ryan ten Doeschate, Suryakumar Yadav, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Pat Cummins, Kuldeep Yadav
Chennai Super Kings vs. Kolkata Knight Riders, CL T20 2014 Final: Where to Watch Live, Preview, Betting Odds and Live Streaming Information
CL T20 2014 Final, Chennai Super Kings vs. Kolkata Knight Riders: Where to Watch Live, Preview, Betting Odds and Live Streaming Information