IPL 2024 Final: KKR Vs SRH Playing 11, Toss Time, Pitch Condition, Telecast And Streaming Details Explored

The IPL 2024 final is here and fans are eager to see the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) take on the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at Chennai's MA Chidambaram Stadium on May 26.

Updated on May 26, 2024  |  09:13 PM IST |  63.7K
KKR vs SRH
KKR vs SRH
Key Highlight
  • The final showdown will feature Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
  • The match is scheduled for May 26 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai

The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 grand finale is scheduled for today, May 26, at Chennai's MA Chidambaram Stadium, as per Business Standard. The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will compete against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in what promises to be an exciting match. KKR will be aiming for their third IPL title, while SRH will be seeking their second championship under Pat Cummins' leadership. 

Team line-ups and key players 

Kolkata Knight Riders probable XI: 

Sunil Narine 

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk) 

Venkatesh Iyer 

Shreyas Iyer (c) 

Rinku Singh 

Andre Russell 

Ramandeep Singh 

Mitchell Starc 

Vaibhav Arora 

Harshit Rana 

Varun Chakravarthy 

Sunrisers Hyderabad probable XI: 

Travis Head 

Abhishek Sharma 

Rahul Tripathi 

Aiden Markram 

Nitish Reddy 

Heinrich Klaasen (wk) 

Abdul Samad 

Pat Cummins (c) 

Bhuvneshwar Kumar 

Jaydev Unadkat 

T Natarajan

Image Courtesy: Twitter/ Vivek Kumar

Both teams have a mix of experienced players and emerging talents. Key players for KKR include Sunil Narine, who is known for his all-round abilities, and Mitchell Starc, whose pace can trouble any batsman. SRH will rely heavily on captain Pat Cummins, who has had an outstanding season, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, an IPL veteran. 

Toss time and match timing 

The live toss for the KKR vs SRH IPL final will begin at 7:00 PM IST. If the IPL 2024 closing ceremony takes longer than expected, there may be a slight delay. The match is scheduled to begin at 7:30 PM IST. 

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Pitch condition 

The MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai is known for its spin-friendly pitch, which is expected to play an important role in the final. Spinners from both teams, including Varun Chakravarthy for KKR and T Natarajan for SRH, will be critical. Historically, the pitch at Chepauk slows down as the game progresses, making chasing a difficult proposition.

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Telecast and streaming details 

Star Sports has the broadcast rights to the IPL 2024 final. The match will be broadcast live with English commentary on Star Sports 1 HD/SD and Hindi commentary on Star Sports Hindi HD/SD. Regional commentary will also be available in Bengali, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, and other languages on the respective Star Sports channels. Jio Cinemas will livestream the KKR vs SRH IPL final match in India for free, allowing fans to watch from anywhere. 

Head-to-head record 

Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad have faced off 27 times in the IPL. KKR has a dominant record of 18 wins, while SRH has 9 wins. Although KKR has a better head-to-head record, finals are notoriously unpredictable. 

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This IPL final is about more than just the teams; it's about the strategic minds that drive them. KKR's coach, Gautam Gambhir, is well-known for his sharp cricketing acumen. On the other hand, Pat Cummins, who leads SRH, has emerged as a formidable captain, having recently led Australia to major victories such as the ODI World Cup and Ashes.

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Know more about IPL 2024 final:

Which teams are playing in the final?
The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will face the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).

What time does the match start?
The match starts at 7:30 PM IST.

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