KKR vs SRH / First title match between Kolkata-Hyderabad in IPL final today, KKR dominates in figures

Vikrant Shekhawat : May 26, 2024, 04:30 PM
KKR vs SRH: The final match of IPL 2024 will be played today between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad. The match will start at 7:30 pm at MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chepauk), Chennai. The toss of the match will take place at 7:00 pm. Qualifier-1 of this season was also opened between these two teams, in which Kolkata won by 8 wickets. Kolkata and Hyderabad will meet for the first time in the final. KKR has reached the title match for the fourth time and SRH for the third time. Kolkata will play the final after two years and Hyderabad after five years.

Kolkata won twice as many matches as Hyderabad in IPL.

KKR has the upper hand in head to head. Till now there have been a total of 27 matches between the two teams. Of these, KKR won 18 matches and Hyderabad won 9 matches.

Two matches were played between the two teams this season, both of which were won by Kolkata. In the league stage, KKR won by a margin of just 4 runs at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Second Qualifier-1 was played, in that match Kolkata won by 8 wickets.

Kolkata in the final for the fourth time, won IPL title twice

KKR is going to play the IPL final for the fourth time. KKR has also won the title twice. In the league stage, Kolkata had won 9 out of 14 matches and had to face defeat in only 3. The team was successful in qualifying for the playoffs by becoming number-1 with 20 points. At the same time, in the first qualifier, Kolkata defeated Hyderabad and made it to the finals.

Batting: Kolkata's strike rate and IPL average are the best

The best team of the season in terms of strike rate and batting average. The team has scored 2300+ runs in the season at a strike rate of 164.68. The team's batting average is 34.50 runs per wicket and both these figures are the best in the season. The team has also maintained the best run rate with 10.70 runs per over. The team has scored 15 half-centuries and 1 century. With 135 sixes, the team has jointly hit the third highest number of sixes in the season.

Bowling: KKR took maximum 94 wickets in the season

Kolkata has taken the maximum of 94 wickets in the season. Its bowlers are conceding only 24.02 runs per wicket, which is the best bowling average in the season. KKR bowlers are getting a wicket every 15.5 balls, which is also the best bowling strike rate of the season.

Double performance of KKR's Narine, Varun top wicket taker

Sunil Narine has performed brilliantly while opening for KKR. Both of them strengthened the team in the powerplay. Even in the middle order, Shreyas Iyer may not have played big innings, but he has provided good support on non-strike. Among the finishers, aggressive Andre Russell has taken up the responsibility of hitting big shots in the death overs this season. Varun Chakraborty has performed brilliantly in bowling. Harshit Rana has taken 16 wickets in 11 matches. Sunil Narine has also taken 16 wickets in his name along with scoring 482 runs.

Hyderabad 2016 champion

Hyderabad won the IPL title in 2016 under the captaincy of David Warner. Last season, Hyderabad team was at number 10. But this season she has made an amazing comeback and has come close to winning the title. This season Hyderabad won 8 matches and had to face defeat in 5 matches. One match was canceled due to rain. Hyderabad reached the playoffs by finishing second with 17 points.

Batting: SRH is the only team to score 2800+ runs in a season

Hyderabad is the number-1 batting team of the season. They are the only team to score a total of 2800+ runs in a season. He has scored these runs at a strike rate of 162.76, which is the second best strike rate after KKR in the season. The team's run rate per over is 10.30 and this is also the second best after KKR. Hyderabad has scored 17 fifty plus scores in the season. Hyderabad also has the highest score of 175 sixes and 287 runs in the season.

Bowling: Hyderabad's average second worst in IPL

Hyderabad may look weak in bowling. Its bowlers have been able to take 77 wickets. For this, the team has spent 37.11 runs per wicket, which is the second worst bowling average of the tournament. The economy rate of 9.87 and strike rate of 22.5 are also the second worst in the season.

Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma are Hyderabad's top scorers.

The opening pair of Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma have scored runs at a strike rate of more than 200. Both have played aggressive innings. Heinrich Klaasen has also performed brilliantly in the middle order. In bowling, T Natarajan performed brilliantly by taking 19 wickets in 13 matches. Captain Pat Cummins supported him well by taking 17 wickets and Bhuvneshwar Kumar with 11 wickets.

Pitch report

The pitch of MA Chidambaram Stadium proves to be helpful for spinners. So far 89 IPL matches have been played here. 49 matches were won by the teams batting first and 35 matches were won by chasing teams. The highest team score here is 246/5, which was made by the home team Chennai Super Kings against Rajasthan Royals in 2010.

Weather condition

It will be very hot in Chennai on 26th May. This day it will be a little humid with clouds and sunshine. There is a 4% chance of rain. The temperature is expected to range between 38 degrees to 31 degrees Celsius.