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Siddhu Bharadwaj 25 May 2024
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  • Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL Final predictions to be played in Chennai on Sunday, May 26 at 7:30pm IST
  • Kolkata won their last 5 completed matches
  • SRH lost both their matches to Kolkata this season
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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Final
Kolkata's spin might or Hyderabad's aggressive game play - which will be supreme in Chennai? (Getty Images)

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Final


For the tenth time in the last 13 seasons, the top two teams of the regular season will play in the final as the Kolkata Knight Riders play the Sunrisers Hyderabad. The M. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai will host the IPL 2024 final on Sunday.
  • Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Final
  • Head to Head
  • Kolkata Knight Riders Form
  • Kolkata Knight Riders Team News
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad Form
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad Team News

The teams met twice in the season already, including the first qualifier, and both times it was the Knight Riders who came out on top. Will there be a repeat? The Sunrisers will look to take revenge, although I believe the Knight Riders have a small edge in the win stakes. I am backing Kolkata to win.

  • Sunrisers Hyderabad lost both their matches to Kolkata this season (IPL)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders have won their last 5 completed matches (IPL)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders have won 7 of their last 9 matches against Hyderabad (IPL)

Head to Head


The Kolkata Knight Riders and the Sunrisers Hyderabad have played each other 27 times so far. Of these, there have been 18 wins for Kolkata and nine wins for Hyderabad.

In the regular season, the Knight Riders won by four runs, defending the 208-run target. In the first qualifier, these sides met in Ahmedabad, when the Knight Riders won by eight wickets. They restricted Hyderabad to 159 all out, with Mitchell Starc taking three and Varun Chakaravarthy taking two wickets. The chase was then anchored by the two Iyers—Venkatesh and Shreyas—who scored unbeaten fifties.

Kolkata Knight Riders Form


Kolkata were the standout team in the regular season, topping the table with 20 points from nine wins and three defeats. They then used their first opportunity to book a spot in the final, defeating the Sunrisers in the first qualifier.

The Knight Riders have enjoyed the all-round brilliance of Sunil Narine (482 runs, 16 wickets), while the two Iyers aggregated 300+ runs. With the ball, Varun Chakaravarthy has taken 20 wickets so far, while four more bowlers have taken at least 15 wickets.

It will be an interesting advantage that the Knight Riders have, as the Chinnaswamy Stadium works well for their spinners in the middle overs.

Kolkata Knight Riders Team News


There are no injury concerns in the Kolkata camp, and they should field the same team as in the qualifier.

Sunrisers Hyderabad Form


The Sunrisers qualified second in the regular season with 17 points and a better net run rate than the third-placed Rajasthan Royals. After a defeat in the qualifier to Kolkata, they then defeated Rajasthan in the second qualifier to book a place in the final.

The standouts with the bat for the Sunrisers are their opening pair of Travis Head (567 runs) and Abhishek Sharma (482). The bowling has been all about Pat Cummins and Natarajan, who have shared 36 wickets between them.

Hyderabad have a soft underbelly in the spin bowling department, although they have enjoyed some good overs from Abhishek and Shahbaz in the middle overs in the second qualifier.

Sunrisers Hyderabad Team News


With no more injury concerns, Hyderabad should also field the same team as in the second qualifier.

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What time does Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Final start?

This Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Final match is being played at the MA. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai at 7:30pm IST on Sunday, May 26.

Verdict

There’s nothing to suggest that history will play a bigger role than form, but Kolkata has an edge over Hyderabad on both counts. They have traditionally bossed the Sunrisers and have also won both games this season. I am backing them to make it three for the year and win the title.

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