It’s the big one – the IPL 2018 Final. Let’s take a look at who is going to win it.
Match Analysis and Prediction
Our IPL Match Analyst Mayukh Bhattacharya takes a look at the two teams chances:
“A seventh final awaits the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) as they take on the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), who finally managed to end their losing streak against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the final qualifier. Regardless of the result, the match would bring to an end, a remarkable return for the team in yellow, who returned to the event after a two-year exile.”
He continues: “While they have made to six finals earlier, CSK have only managed to win two of those, the last being in 2012. The Sunrisers, on the other hand, have a hundred percent record in finals, having won the only finals they were part of, back in 2016. The focus will once again be on the two captains although majority of Indian cricket fans will be rallying behind Mahendra Singh Dhoni. That does not take away the fact that Kane Williamson has been brilliant both as captain and as a batsman in this season. The fact that he remains equally calm as Dhoni under pressure situations is what will make this duel worthy of a finale.
On the Sunrisers Hyderabad, Mayukh comments: “The Sunrisers have been the most consistent team this season, even though they suffered from a few losses towards the end. However, their performance against KKR showed what they are capable of. On paper, both teams appear to be pretty well balanced and have plenty of experience on fall back on. While form may be on CSK’s side, SRH showed that past record does not have much of a role to play in T20 cricket.”
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Head 2 Head for IPL 2018: Chennai Super Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 4 runs (League matches); Chennai Super Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets (league matches); Chennai Super Kings won by 2 wickets (Qualifier 1)
Chennai Super Kings – 2010 and 2011Champions (won 2 out of 6 finals)
Sunrisers Hyderabad – 2016 Champions (have won in the only final they have been a part of)
Recent Form Guide:
Chennai Super Kings – WWLWL
Sunrisers Hyderabad – WLLLL
Match Prediction: A win for Chennai in my opinion. Should be a great contest and will be won by the captain that makes the right decisions at the right moment.
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Date: May 27, 2018
Time: 19:00 hours IST/ 14:30 BST
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
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