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Harbhajan Singh, the former Indian cricketer, picked his finalists for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 after four playoff teams were confirmed on Saturday, May 18. The 43-year-old predicted that Kolkata Knight Riders will be playing the IPL 2024 final against Royal Challengers Bengaluru after the latter defeated Chennai Super Kings to become the last team to reach the playoffs.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru are currently on a remarkable six-match winning run in the IPL 2024 when nobody gave them a chance to be anywhere close to finishing in the top four. At the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, RCB defeated CSK by a convincing margin of 27 runs to make the IPL playoffs based on a better NRR in comparison to three other teams with 14 points in the standings.

While speaking to JioCinema, Harbhajan Singh credited Royal Challengers Bengaluru for their recent resurgence in the IPL 2024 while predicting them as one of the two finalists of the tournament. He said, as per Times of India, “I feel that RCB and KKR will play the final. If that happens, Kohli and Gambhir will be back to face each other. RCB can win the trophy from this point, they have fought hard for each run. If they play with this energy then it will be hard to stop this team.”

However, the task is still cut out for RCB to reach the final of the IPL 2024 since they will be playing the Eliminator against either Sunrisers Hyderabad or Rajasthan Royals at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Only a win in this match will give them the chance to play in the Qualifier 2, which will determine one of the finalists of the tournament.

Meanwhile, Kolkata Knight Riders have been the team to beat right throughout the IPL 2024, suffering defeat in only three matches out of 13, becoming the first entrant to the playoffs. KKR will be finishing in the top spot of the IPL standings, securing a place in Qualifier 1, irrespective of the result in the last league stage match against Rajasthan Royals at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati on Sunday, May 18.