Indian T20 League 2024: Kolkata vs Hyderabad, Final - MPL Opinio Prediction

Kolkata defeated Hyderabad by 10 runs last time both teams faced each other at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.

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Kolkata (KOL) and Hyderabad (HYD) will face each other for one last time in the final of the Indian T20 League 2024 on Sunday, May 26, at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. It will be the third time both the teams will face each other this season. Kolkata won the first two encounters.

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Kolkata defeated Hyderabad in their last outing in the first qualifier by eight wickets after chasing down the target of 160 runs in 13.4 overs. Hyderabad took on Rajasthan in their previous match and won the same by 36 runs after posting a total of 175 runs for the loss of nine wickets on the board.

Kolkata have won the tournament twice in 2012 and 2014. They will be playing in the final for the first time since 2021. Hyderabad last qualified for the finals in the 2018 edition of the tournament. They won the tournament in 2016 after defeating Bengaluru in the final.

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KOL vs HYD Head-to-Head Record: 

Kolkata and Hyderabad have faced each other on 27 occasions in the Indian T20 League. Kolkata have won 18 out of these matches and have the best winning percentage against Hyderabad among the other nine teams. Hyderabad have won just a single game against Kolkata in their last five outings. Kolkata defeated Hyderabad by 10 runs last time both teams faced each other at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. 

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KOL vs HYD Probable Playing XIs

Kolkata:

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Vaibhav Arora, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakaravarthy 

Hyderabad:

Travis Head, Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Reddy, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Abdul Samad, Pat Cummins (c), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat, T Natarajan  

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MA Chidambaram Stadium Pitch Report 

The average first innings total in the last 10 matches at the MA Chidambaram Stadium has been 177 runs. The teams batting first and second have won an equal number of these 10 matches. The surface is likely to remain balanced throughout the match. The pacers are likely to have a better outing here than the spinners. The team winning the toss might look to bowl. 


KOL vs HYD Key Player Battles

Venkatesh Iyer vs Hyderabad’s bowlers 

Iyer has scored 96 runs in seven innings against Hyderabad at a strike rate of 118.5, including one half-century. He has the batting strike rate of 172 against T Natarajan. Iyer has made 21 runs off 14 deliveries against Jaydev Unadkat. 

Varun Chakaravarthy vs Hyderabad’s batters 

He has picked 10 wickets in 10 games against Hyderabad at an average of 33.10, an economy of 8.48, and a strike rate of 23.4. He has an economy rate of 4.8 against Mayank Agarwal. Varun has dismissed Aiden Markram twice in five innings. 

Heinrich Klaasen vs Kolkata’s bowlers 

Klaasen has scored 165 runs in five innings against Kolkata at an average of 55 and a strike rate of 175.5. He has the batting strike rate of 220 against Mitchell Starc. Klaasen has scored 31 runs at a strike rate of 206.7 against Varun Chakravarthy. 

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T Natarajan vs Kolkata’s batters 

Natarajan has taken 15 wickets in nine innings against Kolkata at an average of 21.46, an economy of 9.47, and a strike rate of 13.6. He has dismissed Venkatesh Iyer twice in 11 deliveries. 

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