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

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

Kolkata defeated Hyderabad in their last outing in the first qualifier by eight wickets, successfully chasing down a target of 160 runs in just 13.4 overs. todaymatchprediction Meanwhile, Hyderabad faced Rajasthan in their previous match, securing a victory by 36 runs after posting a total of 175 runs for the loss of nine wickets.

KOL vs HYD Head-to-Head Record:

Kolkata and Hyderabad have faced each other on 27 occasions in the Indian T20 League. Kolkata has emerged victorious in 18 of these matches, boasting the best winning percentage against Hyderabad among the other nine teams. In their last five outings, Hyderabad has managed to win just a single game against Kolkata. The last time both teams faced each other at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Kolkata defeated Hyderabad by 10 runs.
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KOL vs HYD Probable Playing XIs
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Vaibhav Arora, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakaravarthy

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

MA Chidambaram Stadium Pitch Report

The average first innings total in the last 10 matches at the MA Chidambaram Stadium has been 177 runs. Both the teams batting first and second have won an equal number of these 10 matches, indicating a balanced surface throughout the match. Pacers are expected to have a better outing here compared to spinners. Consequently, the team winning the toss might opt to bowl first.
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.

T Natarajan vs Kolkata’s batters 

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