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Shakib in as KKR opt to ball first


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Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) won the toss and elected to ball first against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday.

It will be a record ninth final appearance for Chennai, who have won three titles in 2010, 2011, and 2018. On the other hand, Kolkata has won the title in 2012 and 2014 under Gautam Gambhir. 

It will be third appearance for KKR in the IPL final and the fourth for all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan.

Squad:

Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood

Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik(w), Eoin Morgan(c), Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakaravarthy