|2014 Champions League Twenty20|
| Chennai Super Kings
||vs|| Kolkata Knight Riders
ScheduleSaturday, 4 October 2014 at 13:30 GMT / 14:30 UK / 19:00 IST
VenueM Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
The 2014 Champions League Twenty20 has entered its last phase and two formidable sides have reached the final while eight of them will watch them live in the stadium or on their TV sets. Chennai Super Kings beat Kings XI Punjab by a huge margin of 65 runs in the semi-final while Kolkata Knight Riders won against Hobart Hurricanes by a clear margin of seven wickets. CSK were the champions in 2010 when they grabbed the final vs Warriors by eight wickets on September 26, 2010, at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg and KKR are in the final for the first time ever since the inception of CLT20 in 2008.
Dwayne Bravo along with Faf du Plessis were the main batsmen for Chennai Super Kings vs KXIP. They posted 67 and 46 runs respectively, Ravindra Jadeja remained unbeaten for 27 while Suresh Raina, Brendon McCullum and MS Dhoni can shine in the final. Ashish Nehra is their top bowler with 10 wickets and Mohit Sharma along with Ravichandran Ashwin are supporting him nicely.
Jacques Kallis smashed an important unbeaten fifty for KKR against Hobart Hurricanes and Manish Pandey contributed 40 runs whereas Robin Uthappa, Gautam Gambhir and Ryan ten Doeschate are among runs. They will miss their highest wicket taker in the event, Sunil Narine, who is banned from bowling in the final. Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawala and Yusuf Pathan will share the burden of bowling.
Saturday, October 4, 2014 @ 13:30 GMT, 19:00 local at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore.
The game can be disturbed by rain and thunderstorm with temperatures around 19-32ᵒC.
The winning captain will opt to field first.
The surface has proved excellent for Twenty20 but the weather can play its role.
Chennai Super Kings – MS Dhoni (C), Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, Dwayne Bravo, Pawan Negi, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran, Ashish Nehra, Mohit Sharma.
Kolkata Knight Riders – Gautam Gambhir (C), Robin Uthapa, Jacques Kallis, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Ryan ten Doeschate, Suryakumar Yadav, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Pat Cummins.
Sunil Narine is out of the big game that will benefit Chennai Super Kings who are in a position to become the champions for the second time in the history of the CLT20.