Ever since the 2013 spot-fixing scandal, controversy has dogged Chennai Super Kings and this season too the undervaluation of the franchise acquisition to a trust for Rs 5 lakh came under the Enforcement Directorate scanner. But it was nowhere close to the furore that was generated in 2013.
Season eight was not entirely free of drama with reports of a bookie approach, some ugly on-field brawls and breach of protocols.
In the middle of all this, the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led CSK has gone about their job with absolute precision.
This will be another shot at redemption for Dhoni's men, who were denied a third title by Mumbai Indians at the same venue, on May 26, two years ago.
Table toppers CSK had lost to second-placed Mumbai Indians by 25 runs in the first qualifier but they won when it mattered the most -- in the second qualifier last night – to make their sixth final appearance in eight attempts.
Fresh from their three-wicket win against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Ranchi, CSK will be in red hot form while Mumbai Indians, who got a four-day rest after directly advancing into the final, may have to watch out for complacency.
CSK are a team known to keep their nucleus intact and this season too they have some senior players who are getting the job done, and if one adds the 'Dhoni Touch' then the yellow brigade looks invincible.

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