Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Final | Pre - Match Show

The stage is set for the IPL 2024 final with Kolkata Knight Riders taking on the Sunrisers Hyderabad in a thrilling matchup at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Both teams have b een incredible throughout the season and redefined cricket in the 2024 season. Ahead of this clash, KKR took down Hyderabad in a dominant eight-wicket win in Qualifier 1. Then, Sunrisers defeated Rajasthan Royals in Qualifier 2 to seal their spot in the final. Pitch Report: The MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai has produced balanced tracks where batters and bowlers have found ways to impact the game. The average score of the venue is 165 in IPL history. The batters have maximised the short dimensions on one side of the ground to score runs. Whereas the bowling has managed to use the surface to find some grip and turn to contain runs and take wickets. Team Analysis: Kolkata Knight Riders The table toppers from IPL 2024’s league stage, Kolkata Knight Riders continued their dominant form in the playoffs by defeating SRH by eight wickets in 13.2 overs. Despite Phil Salt’s early exit, their batting has looked formidable with Sunil Narine continuing his dream season while the middle order has found its groove come the final. Similarly, the bowling has consistently performed in every game which now looks even stronger with Mitchell Starc’s return to form. Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2024 Squad: Shreyas Iyer (c), Srikar Bharat, Manish Pandey, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ramandeep Singh, Nitish Rana, Sherfane Rutherford, Rinku Singh, Venkatesh Iyer, Sunil Narine, Anukul Roy, Andre Russell, Vaibhav Arora, Dushmantha Chameera, Harshit Rana, Chetan Sakariya, Mitchell Starc, Suyash Sharma, Varun Chakaravarthy, Sakib Hussain, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Allah Ghazanfar Sunrisers Hyderabad Similar to KKR, Sunrisers Hyderabad has stuck to their ultra-aggressive approach which took them to the playoffs. The SRH batting, despite recent failures, has been the most ferocious with Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma leading the line. But Hyderabad’s bowling didn’t seem effect in the first half of the season which made massive improvements with T Natarajan, Pat Cummins and now Shabaz Ahmed finding form. Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL 2024 squad: Jaydev Unadkat, Jhatavedh Subramanyan, T Natarajan, Mayank Markande, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Pat Cummins (c), Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Sanvir Singh, Glenn Phillips, Nitish Reddy, Marco Jansen, Abhishek Sharma, Upendra Yadav, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, Travis Head, Anmolpreet Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Abdul Samad, Akash Maharaj Singh, Umran Malik, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth

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