Rajasthan Royals opt to bowl against Super Kings in IPL finalJune 1st, 2008 - 9:53 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals captain Shane Warne won the toss and decided to bowl against Chennai Super Kings in the final of the inaugural Indian Premier League (IPL) at the D.Y. Patil Sports Academy stadium here Sunday. Royals made two changes by replacing injured Graeme Smith and Mahesh Rawat with Kamran Akmal and Niraj Patel. Super Kings retained the same side that defeated Kings XI Punjab in the semi-final.
Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Parthiv Patel (wicketkeeper), Shivaramakrishnan Vidyut, Suresh Raina, Chamara Kapugedera, Subramaniam Badrinath, Albie Morkel, Manpreet Gony, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Muttiah Muralitharan and Makhaya Ntini.
Rajasthan Royals: Shane Warne (captain), Kamran Akmal (wicketkeeper), Swapnil Asnodkar, Yusuf Pathan, Mohammed Kaif, Shane Watson, Niraj Patel, Ravindra Jadeja, Siddharth Trivedi, Munaf Patel and Sohail Tanvir.
Umpires: Billy Bowden (New Zealand) and Rudi Koertzen (South Africa)
TV umpire: Daryll Harper (Australia)
Match referee: Javagal Srinath (India)
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