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The opinion is divided about which team is going to win the final of the IPL between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders
May 27, 2012
Series/Tournaments: Indian Premier League
"No doubt they are playing in their own backyard and they've been two-time winners, so they know how to play the finals."
Gautam Gambhir, captain of Kolkata Knight Riders, said both teams stand an equal chance
"Great game in store tonight. KKR have been excellent this year, brought well and played well. We know to be the best, we have to beat the best!"
Stephen Fleming, Chennai Super Kings' coach, on Twitter
"Tomorrow I support Kolkata Knight riders. We need a new IPL Champion."
Lalit Modi, former IPL chairman, lends out his support to Shah Rukh Khan and his franchise on Twitter
"Succeeding in the knockouts is a lot about playing fearless cricket and no team plays as fearlessly as the Chennai Super Kings. Beware KKR."
Aakash Chopra , former India Test batsman, believes Super Kings are a hard team to beat in crunch games.
"They [Knight Riders] are a pretty balanced side and have been consistent this season. They have the players to win matches."
Sourav Ganguly, Pune Warriors captain, thinks his former team has a better chance of winning the title
"They [Chennai Super Kings] struggled through the league system but came good at the business end, which is the sign of champions and that is what they are."
Eric Simons, Delhi Daredevils coach, after Super Kings' crushing win in the second qualifier
"I think KKR. [Sunil] Narine is the difference."
Kevin Pietersen on Twitter
"We need to be wary and cannot take things lightly. The only thing I can tell you is that we are geared up for the match."
Murali Vijay, Super Kings opening batsman, struck form with a century in the win against Daredevils
"We struggled a bit before the eliminators but that's something Chennai have done over the years, is play their best cricket in the big games and we are doing that at the moment."
Super Kings batsman Faf du Plessis feels the team has the talent to make it three titles in a row
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