The final match of the IPL 6 has arrived, with fans packing the stadium at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The match between the Mumbai Indians and the Chennai Super Kings is expected to be one that will go down in history.
The whole country is abuzz with excitement as this Twenty20 cricket final takes place. Mumbai Indians won the toss and chose to bat first. Unfortunately for the Mumbai Indians, the cricket great, Sachin Tendulkar is still out of the game while he is recovering from an arm injury, and he will not be playing in the match.
The Mumbai Indians team includes AP Tare, KD Karthik, KA Pollard, DR Smith, AT Rayudu, PP Ojha, RG Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, SL Malinga, MG Johnson, and R Dhawan.
The Chennai Super Kings have M Vijay, SK Raina, MM Sharma, R Ashwin, MEK Hussey, CH Morris, MS Dhoni, S Badrinath, RA Jadeja, JA Morkel, and DJ Bravo on their team.
With the breaking of the recent IPL betting controversy, the Chennai Super Kings are playing somewhat in the shadow of those that are at the center of the controversy, especially Gurunath Meiyappan, who is a Chennai Super Kings official. Not only will the Chennai Super Kings need to hold their heads high amidst the scandal, they will also need to play an excellent game of cricket against a formidable opponent, the Mumbai Indians.
The two teams have played against each other three other times this season, making this IPL 6 final their fourth meeting this season. The Mumbai Indians have beaten the Chennai Super Kings twice in the earlier part of the season. The Chennai Super Kings has been having an excellent season, being the only team to have managed, when playing games away from home, to win more games than they have lost in away games this season.