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Quiz! Playing XIs from first-ever IPL final in 2008

IPL 2008 final
by Wisden Staff 3 minute play

The inaugural edition of the IPL is likely to be found somewhere in the recesses of our memories, but that shouldn’t stop fans from acing this quiz – can you recall the playing XIs from the first-ever IPL final in 2008?

Rajasthan Royals, a not-so-fancied team, turned out to be giant-killers by winning the inaugural edition, inspired by some fine captaincy and a strong domestic base.

In the final, they went past Chennai Super Kings, who just missed the mark in 2008, but went on to win the 2010, 2011 and 2018 tournaments.

In this quiz, you have to name all the 22 players who were part of the final XIs for RR and CSK in the final, played 12 years ago. Some tricky spellings in there, but just last names would do.




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