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Business News/ Sports / Cricket News/  SRH Vs KKR IPL 2024 Final: Hyderabad say no to practice while Kolkata sweat it out for three hours; here's why
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SRH Vs KKR IPL 2024 Final: Hyderabad say no to practice while Kolkata sweat it out for three hours; here's why

Both KKR and SRH finished top of the table, respectively, in the league stage. Shreyas Iyer's team finished top of the IPL 2024 points table with nine wins in 14 matches, and Pat Cummins's team won eight matches and lost five to finish second in the points table.

Kolkata Knight Riders' captain Shreyas Iyer plays a shot during the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 first qualifier cricket match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on May 21, 2024. (Photo by Punit PARANJPE / AFP) (AFP)Premium
Kolkata Knight Riders' captain Shreyas Iyer plays a shot during the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 first qualifier cricket match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on May 21, 2024. (Photo by Punit PARANJPE / AFP) (AFP)

After 73 matches, starting from 22 March, the 17th edition of the Indian Premier League's final will be held on Sunday between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the M Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

Coincidentally, both KKR and SRH finished top of the table, respectively, in the league stage. Shreyas Iyer's team finished top of the IPL 2024 points table with nine wins in 14 matches, and Pat Cummins's team won eight matches and lost five to finish second in the points table.

Kolkata was the first team to qualify for the playoffs and defeated SRH in the first qualifier. Still, SRH bounced back and defeated Rajasthan Royals in the second qualifier at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Friday by 36 runs.

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With things working fine in favour of KKR, as they not only practice on Friday, but will also hold a net session on Saturday evening between 6 PM to 9 PM IST.

On the contrary, Sunrisers cancelled their practice session for the final and opted for a much-needed rest day, as they played on Friday.

Looking at Gautam Gambhir-mentored KKR, the team played just one match against Gujarat Titans on 13 May and Rajasthan Royals in Guwahati on 19 May. Both these two were abandoned due to rain. Their last IPL match was against Mumbai Indians at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on 11 May, so KKR practising for the finals is relatively understandable.

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While for SRH, they have been playing continuous cricket and defeated RCB in the eliminator and RR in the qualifier 2 of the IPL.

IPL 2024 final:

It will be the third time KKR will face SRH in this session. While KKR won two IPL trophies in 2012 and 2014, SRH lifted the trophy in 2016.

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Published: 25 May 2024, 04:29 PM IST
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