Sunday, December 16, 2007

Chandigarh Lions vs Chennai Superstars ICL Twenty20 Final: Detailed Preview

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At last Indian Cricket League’s first season has come to its end. The inaugural Twenty20 championship of ICL will be concluded with the final match between Chandigarh Lions and Chennai Superstars. The match will take place at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Panchkula. Chandigarh Lions v Chennai Superstars match will begin at 18:00 local time and 12:30 GMT. However, prior final match, Delhi Jets will take on Kolkata Tigers in the 3rd Place Playoff match in the same venue. However, it is needless to say that the final match between Chandigarh Lions and Chennai Superstars has taken away all the media focus.

After lots of confusion, ICL authority launched the tournament on 30 November. As a whole, the tournament has been successful so far without any major problem. With the participation of six city based teams, the tournament is now set to take place the last two matches on 16 December. No doubt, the tournament could not bring out that much excitement among the cricket fans across India. However, it needs to consider that this is the first tournament of ICL and considering the problems BCCI made for ICL, I think, it has been a big win for Indian cricket league authority that they could successfully organized the competition.

Now, ahead of the final match, the fans are excited to experience the million dollar match. You know that the winner of the competition will be awarded 1 million dollar prize money. Even an international cricket tournament can not offer such a big amount to the winning team. It is obvious that the prize money of the tournament is the most attractive one not only to the players but also to fans as well. Cricket fans are now eagerly waiting to see if Chandigarh Lions or Chennai Superstars are going to win the prize money of 1 million dollar tomorrow.

Chennai Superstars progressed to the final of Indian cricket league defeating Kolkata Tigers by 93 runs in the first semi final. Chennai Superstars has been playing very well throughout the tournament. In the group stage, they won three matches out of five and made it to the semi final. In order to understand the strength of Chennai Superstars, I would like to give you two information. 1. Their Australia recruit Ian Harvey is the highest run scorer in this tournament with 230 runs so far. 2. Their medium pacer, Thirunavukkarasu Kumaran has taken highest 12 wickets in this tournament so far.

So, you can realize that the players of Chennai Superstars have been impressive both with their batting and bowling. Moreover, Chennai Superstars has got an inspirational win over Kolkata Tigers in the semi final as they projected a smashing 94 run victory. In the group stage match Chennai Superstars defeated Chandigarh Lions by 4 wickets. So, Chennai Superstars must be inspired themselves for that win before they take on Chandigarh Lions in the final.

Chandigarh Lions also won three of their five matches in the group stage. As they lost to Chennai Superstars in group stage match, they will seek revenge in the final. Chandigarh Lions defeated Delhi Jets by 4 wickets in the semi final and progressed to the final of ICL Twenty20 Championship. Pakistani batsman Imran Farhat is the highest run scorer for Chandigarh Lions with 173 runs. Among the bowlers, Andrew Hall took highest 8 wickets for Chandigarh Lions in this tournament. The have some match winning players like captain Chris Cairns, Chetan Sharma, Daryl Tuffey, Tejinder Pal Singh to name a few.

Twenty20 cricket is much more unpredictable than any other forms of cricket. The situation of the match changes after every few overs in this version of cricket. So, it is safe to say that the team will play better will be emerge as the winner of the final of ICL Twenty20 championship. Both the teams have performed well in their way to the final and now they are waiting to show their best in the final.

I think, the prize money for the tournament winner is enough to get the best out of the players. They must be inspired to play their best to become the champion of first ICL Twenty20 championship. Moreover, there are some lucrative prizes for individual performances. It seems that the players of Chennai Superstars and Chandigarh Lions are now experiencing professional cricket at its finest. Now, let us see who are going to win final match of ICL Twenty20 Championship.

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