| Kolkata Knight Riders
||vs|| Kings XI Punjab
ScheduleSunday, 1 June 2014 at 14:30 GMT / 15:30 UK / 20:00 IST
VenueM Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Kings XI Punjab defeated Chennai Super Kings again in the most important encounter and qualified for the Final of the Indian Premier League, 2014. Earlier, Kolkata Knight Riders won the Qualifier 1 against the formidable KXIP and both sides will face each other once more in the final. It will be the clash of the titans and both teams have their tails up to clinch the coveted title.
The sound opener of the KKR, Robin Uthappa is the highest run getter of the tournament and has played an important role in the victories of his team. Manish Pandey, his skipper Gautam Gambhir and Yusuf Pathan are their prominent batsmen. Sunil Narine has bowled superbly throughout the event while Umesh Yadav and Morne Morkel were their match winners in the previous game.
The old warhorse, Virender Sehwag, blasted 122 off 58 mere balls with 8 towering sixes and 12 fours for KXIP in their last match. Manan Vohra and David Miller assisted him nicely while Glenn Maxwell has the ability to win the match single handed on his day. Sandeep Sharma, Akshar Patel and Mitchell Johnson will be at their best with the ball in the final.
Sunday, June 1, 2014 @ 14:30 GMT, 20:00 local at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Chances of rain and thunderstorm with temperatures around 22-33ᵒC
The winning captain will opt to field
No problems for the batsmen
Kolkata Knight Riders – Gautam Gambhir (C), Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Ryan ten Doeschate, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Suryakumar Yadav, Piyush Chawala, Morne Morkel, Umesh Yadav, Sunil Narine.
Kings XI Punjab – George Bailey (C), Virender Sehwag, Manan Vohra, Glenn Maxwell, Wriddhiman Saha, David Miller, Akshar Patel, Mitchell Johnson, Karanveer Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Parvinder Awana.
KXIP look more confident and will lift the trophy