We bring to you the Weather Report, Pitch Report and Head to Head of the SRH vs CSK Final to be played at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.
CSK have taken IPL 2018 by storm. When their campaign began, they were not even considered one of the favourites to qualify for the playoffs. As it turned out, they not only qualified with flying colours but also stormed into the finals.
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) May 27, 2018
CSK took the shortest road to the finals, defeating SRH in the Qualifier 1. However, SRH came right back on track after beating KKR in the Qualifier 2. The Kane Williamson led team is now set to lock horns against Chennai Super Kings in the finals of IPL 2018 to be played in the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.
As the match is being played during the peak of the Indian summers, the players will have to put up with some heat. However, the temperatures would not be too high as per Indian standards and would hover between 30 and 35 degree Celsius.
The good news though is that the weather is expected to be partly cloudy which would reduce the effect of the heat. The match fortunately has no chances of rain and the humidity levels will be low.
The game will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai which is located near the sea shore. This effectively means that the ball may swing (very little though) in the first couple of overs if there is ample amount of wind.
The pitch always has had a lot of runs to offer but the red soil offers some help to the spinners as well. Both sides have able spinners who can exploit these conditions.
SRH have Rashid Khan and Shakib al Hasan who are experienced campaigners in T20s. Especially, Rashid would ask some tough questions of the CSK batsmen. CSK are likely to give with either Karn Sharma or Haabhajan Singh in their playing XI.
Head to Head
In this year’s IPL, both teams have locked horns thrice and CSK have come out victorious each and every time. This makes CSK red-hot favourites for the finals.
In the 9 matches that the two teams have played against each other, Chennai Super Kings have won 7 while Sunrisers Hyderabad have won just 2. However, one must not forget that during the two years that SRH have been at their best, CSK was not a part of the IPL.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shikhar Dhawan, Shakib Al Hasan, Kane Williamson (C), Manish Pandey, Carlos Brathwaite, Yusuf Pathan, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Rashid Khan, Ricky Bhui, Deepak Hooda, Siddarth Kaul, T Natarajan, Mohammad Nabi, Basil Thampi, K Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Sachin Baby, Chris Jorda, Tanmay Agarwal, Shreevats Goswami, Bipul Sharma, Alex Hales and Mehdi Hasan
Chennai Super Kings
MS Dhoni (C & WK), Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Sam Billings, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur, Faf du Plessis, KM Asif, Kanishk Seth, Dhruv Shorey, Murali Vijay, Mark Wood, Kshitiz Sharma, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Karn Sharma, David Willey and N Jagadeesan