IPL 2012 Final: Chennai opts to bat against Kolkata Knight Riders

Toss: Chennai Super Kings have won the toss and elected to bat

Dhoni: We are looking to bat first in a pressure game and we want to put runs on the board. The pitch looks a little different with some more grass but it depends on how they have rolled it. It is different every time when you play the final. It is a fresh time everytime and you just need to be consistent. It is about this particular portion of three and a half hours. We are unchanged for this match.

Gambhir: We have three quality spinners and also have Lee today, so we are up for the challenge. Unfortunately Balaji has to miss out due to an injury and hence we have to bring in Lee. McCullum makes way for Bisla.