KKR vs SRH Dream11 Prediction, Playing XI and Fantasy Tips (IPL Final 2024)

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KKR vs SRH Dream11 Prediction, Playing XI and Fantasy Tips

KKR vs SRH Dream11 Prediction: The 2024 Indian Premier League has provided an electrifying spectacle of cricket, with the tournament spanning over 60 days and featuring more than 70 games. After an enthralling journey, we have arrived at the ultimate showdown, the IPL final, where two formidable teams, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), are ready to stake their claim on the coveted trophy.

Series:Indian Premier League 2024 (IPL 2024)
Match:KKR vs SRH, 74th Match (IPL Final 2024)
Venue:MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Match Start Time:7:30 PM IST – Sunday, May 26, 2024
TV Channel:Star Sports Network
Live Streaming:JioCinema app

Kolkata Knight Riders stormed into the finals by convincingly defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad in Ahmedabad just a few days ago. However, the stage is now set for another intense clash between these two titans in the contrasting conditions of Chennai.

Having secured their first final appearance in three years, Kolkata Knight Riders will be hoping to put on a scintillating display with both bat and ball, capitalizing on their recent momentum.

Sunrisers Hyderabad, on the other hand, will be up for the challenge. After dismantling Rajasthan Royals in a crunch game in the eliminator, they’ll fancy their chances of adapting to the conditions in Chennai. These two teams have met each other on 26 occasions, with the men in Purple holding a slight edge, winning 16 games to Sunrisers Hyderabad’s 10.

Kolkata Knight Riders have not tasted defeat since Match 42 of this tournament, and confidence is soaring within their ranks. Although they have had to deal with the absence of opener Phil Salt, who returned to the UK, they have found an excellent replacement, and they will fancy their chances of clinching the title.

Sunrisers Hyderabad, despite being well-beaten in the Qualifier 1 on Tuesday, bounced back with an impressive performance in Chepauk on Friday to secure their spot in the final. They play a fearless brand of cricket, and they will undoubtedly present a formidable challenge on Sunday.

KKR vs SRH Match Preview

The final of the 2024 Indian Premier League will witness Kolkata Knight Riders take on Sunrisers Hyderabad at the iconic MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chepauk, Chennai, on Sunday. These sides finished in the top two places of the group stage and also clashed in the Qualifier 1 last Tuesday, where KKR emerged victorious with ease. The final promises to be a thrilling encounter, scheduled to commence at 7:30 PM IST.

Kolkata Knight Riders‘ last defeat came almost a month ago when it took an absolute chasing masterclass from Punjab Kings to overcome them. Since then, they were scheduled to play six games in the league stage, winning four of those matches, while two matches had no result. They blew away Sunrisers Hyderabad in the first Qualifier with a stellar performance, booking their place in the finals.

KKR are clear favourites to win the title, given their current form and the depth and versatility of their squad, which allows them to adapt to the conditions on offer in Chepauk. Although Phil Salt’s departure seemed to tilt the balance of the opening order slightly, Rahmanullah Gurbaz is a capable replacement and can combine with the in-form Sunil Narine to provide KKR with a solid opening stand.

Venkatesh Iyer and Shreyas Iyer have excelled not just in anchoring the innings during the middle phase but also in finishing with a flourish. Andre Russell and Rinku Singh haven’t had much to do with the bat this season, which speaks volumes about the efficiency and dependability of KKR’s top and middle-order batsmen.

With the ball, Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy, and Mitchell Starc are in great touch. Harshit Rana and Vaibhav Arora have also been chipping in with wickets or keeping things tight in the middle, making the lives of other bowlers much easier.

Sunrisers Hyderabad had no answers for Kolkata Knight Riders in the first qualifier, but they bounced back against Rajasthan Royals in the second qualifier. It wasn’t smooth sailing for the SRH batters, who struggled to adapt to the conditions in Chennai. Despite losing wickets early and at regular intervals, they kept the scoreboard ticking and revived well after a major setback in the middle overs to finish with a decent total.

Credit goes to their bowlers for assessing the conditions well and bowling smartly. They made a fist of the total and eventually secured the win by 36 runs to seal their spot in the final. Rahul Tripathi has performed well in the last two games, although he hasn’t gone on to make a big score. He’ll want to rectify that in the big final.

Klaasen scrambled to a 50 in an uncharacteristic manner, but his partnership along with Shahbaz Ahmed in the end was instrumental in SRH getting beyond the 170 mark. The batting group took the team home on several occasions during the league stage, but the bowlers stepped up in the second qualifier and showcased their class.

Natarajan continued his good form, while Abhishek and Shahbaz spun a web to fox Rajasthan Royals batsmen. Having brushed aside a top-quality side like RR, they’ll be raring to take on the KKR batsmen in favourable conditions.

Although there are no injuries in the KKR squad, we could still see some changes ahead of this final, as the conditions in Chepauk are different from those seen in Qualifier 1 in Ahmedabad. Spinners are likely to come into the conversation for the XI as well as in the impact role.

Such was their dominance over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the playoffs that KKR did not use an Impact Player in that game. However, in this final, we expect Anukul Roy’s spin to be utilized in the fielding innings.

KKR finished top of the group stage and had a big win in the play-offs. They were last beaten back in Match 42.

There were no injury worries for Sunrisers Hyderabad either before or after their Qualifier 2 on Friday, and we expect to see the same players used across the match as against Rajasthan Royals. Playing here in Chepauk on Friday could also be an advantage for Pat Cummins’ side.

Australian opener Travis Head has been used mainly as just a batting option in IPL 2024, and we expect him to play the same role in this match, with Bhuvneshwar Kumar dropping out after the fielding innings.

Surisers Hyderabad produced a strong bowling performance on Friday to qualify for the final and have lost just two of their last eight matches.

KKR vs SRH Head To Head Records

KKR holds a far superior record in head-to-head encounters against Sunrisers Hyderabad. They have won both fixtures this season and 10 of the last 12, leading the overall tally 18-9.

In the 27 SRH vs. KKR head-to-head meetings in the IPL, KKR has the advantage with 18 wins, while SRH has won 9 such encounters. In the last 6 meetings, the scoreline is 4-2 in favour of KKR.

Total Match27
KKR Won18
SRH Won9

In the 2024 league stage meeting, KKR rode on Phil Salt and Andre Russell’s fifties to post 208, which SRH nearly chased down. However, Heinrich Klaasen’s fifty went in vain as Harshit Rana’s heroics in the final over helped seal the match in the home team’s favour at Eden Gardens.

In Qualifier 1, Mitchell Starc (3 for 34) and Varun Chakravarthy (2 for 26) helped bundle out SRH for 159 despite Rahul Tripathi’s 55 off 35 balls. In response, Shreyas and Venkatesh Iyer smashed unbeaten fifties to guide KKR home with 8 wickets and 6.2 overs to spare.

As for form, KKR are undefeated in the last 5 matches, while SRH has won 2 out of their last 3. Overall, KKR won 10 out of 15 matches, while SRH won 9 out of 15, with 1 no result.

MA Chidambaram Stadium Pitch Report

The 2024 IPL final will be held at the iconic MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai. Sunrisers Hyderabad has a relatively poor record at this venue, having won just 2 out of the 11 matches they played here. Kolkata Knight Riders is only slightly better, with 4 wins and 10 losses from 14 games.

The pitch was a little two-paced on Friday for the second qualifier, but reports suggest that the final will see a red soil wicket being prepared for the two teams. If dew doesn’t set in and the target is stiff to chase down, the team batting second will face an uphill task. The forecast is clear for the grand finale, and we should have an uninterrupted game of cricket.

Chasing teams have won 5 out of 8 encounters here if that’s an indication. In the three matches where teams were successful in defence, the margins of victory have been substantial. Given how the tournament has unfolded for these two teams, SRH wouldn’t mind batting first, and KKR wouldn’t be disappointed chasing either.

The pitch at the MA Chidambaram is never the quickest in the IPL, and that has been the case once again this season. As a result, scores of 250+ are unrealistic on a surface likely to assist the spinners. Slower balls will grip, and batters will need to take advantage of the hard ball and the fielding restrictions during the powerplay.

It will be a cloudy evening in Chepauk, and there is a slight chance of rain according to the forecast. However, it is only a slight chance, and we can expect a temperature of 32 degrees throughout with high humidity.

After witnessing Sunrisers Hyderabad successfully defend a total in Qualifier 2 at this venue on Friday, we expect that both captains will choose to bat first if they win the toss ahead of this final at the MA Chidambaram.

In the qualifier 2 between SRH and RR, the surface at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai had some extra bounce, which the seamers (particularly those who hit the deck) capitalized on throughout the match. Apart from the spongy bounce, there was also a hint of seam movement for the fast bowlers, as the ball deviated off the track at times.

Moreover, the spinners found some genuine turn, posing a significant challenge for the batters in the qualifier 2. This is precisely why Heinrich Klaasen’s counter-attacking knock against RR’s experienced spin department proved to be a game-changer.

But most importantly, there was no dew in Chennai during the second half of the SRH vs. RR clash. So, the wicket got slower with time, with the SRH spinners doing significant damage to the Royals’ lineup. So, expect a similar sporting pitch for the IPL final, offering an enthralling contest between bat and ball. Considering the dew factor won’t play a big role, the toss-winner is expected to bat first.

KKR vs SRH Predicted XIs

Kolkata Knight Riders Predicted Playing XI: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Ramandeep Singh, Vaibhav Arora, Mitchell Starc, Varun Chakravarthy, Harshit Rana

Kolkata Knight Riders Impact Player Substitutes: Anukul Roy, Manish Pandey, KS Bharat, Sherfane Rutherford, Nitish Rana

Sunrisers Hyderabad Predicted Playing XI: Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Nitish Kumar Reddy, Abdul Samad, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pat Cummins (c), T.Natarajan, Jaydev Unadkat, Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Sunrisers Hyderabad Impact Player Substitutes: Umran Malik, Sanvir Singh, Jaydev Unadkat, Anmolpreet Singh, Glenn Phillips, Travis Hea

KKR vs SRH Dream11 Prediction

Here are two KKR vs SRH Dream11 Prediction Teams you can consider for the Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad match:

KKR vs SRH Dream11 Prediction H2H Team

KKR vs SRH Dream11 Prediction Team 1
KKR vs SRH Dream11 Prediction Team 1
Wicket-KeepersHeinrich Klaasen, Rahmanullah Gurbaz
BattersTravis Head (C), Shreyas Iyer, Abhishek Sharma
All-RoundersAndre Russell, Sunil Narine (VC)
BowlersMitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Varun Chakravarthy
CaptainTravis Head (C)
Vice-CaptainSunil Narine (VC)

KKR vs SRH Dream11 Prediction Grand League Team

KKR vs SRH Dream11 Prediction Team 2
KKR vs SRH Dream11 Prediction Team 2
Wicket-KeepersHeinrich Klaasen, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (VC)
BattersTravis Head, Shreyas Iyer, Abhishek Sharma (C)
All-RoundersAndre Russell, Sunil Narine
BowlersMitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Varun Chakravarthy
CaptainAbhishek Sharma (C)
Vice-CaptainRahmanullah Gurbaz (VC)

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad – Who Will Win?

Sunrisers Hyderabad showed that they have the players to win convincingly on this pitch on Friday, and that will give them an advantage. However, KKR has been the top side all tournament and has already beaten Sunrisers twice, so we have them as the favourites.

Kolkata Knight Riders, who are in some serious form, will believe their skills are well-suited to these conditions. Having won 2 out of the 3 finals they have played in, they’ll fancy their chances. We are predicting the Kolkata Knight Riders as the winner of this match against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

The 2024 IPL final promises to be a thrilling encounter between two formidable teams. Kolkata Knight Riders have been the standout performers throughout the tournament, but Sunrisers Hyderabad’s recent form and familiarity with the Chennai conditions make them a force to be reckoned with.

Regardless of the outcome, cricket fans are in for a treat as these two giants battle it out for the ultimate prize. May the best team emerge victorious in what promises to be an unforgettable clash. Stay tuned for what promises to be a thrilling encounter in the IPL 2024 final on the JioCinema app and Star Sports Network on Sunday, May 26, at 7:30 PM IST.

Suman Rani

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