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KKR vs SRH Highlights, IPL 2024: Starc Delivers On Big Stage As Kolkata Get Through To Final

KKR vs SRH Highlights, IPL 2024 Qualifier 1: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are through to the IPL 2024 final. The Shreyas Iyer-led side, who had topped the league stage of the tournament, eased past Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Qualifier 1 of IPL 2024 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad to secure a place in the summit clash. IPL's most expensive purchase ever Mitchell Starc, who hadn't been in the best of forms in this season, delivered on the big stage and set the tone for the rest of match. The left-arm pacer scalped three wickets inside the powerplay, including two off successive balls to jolt Hyderabad from where they couldn't quite. Starc finished with figures of 3/34. READ HERE | Why Dot Ball Is Being Represented By Tree Symbol On KKR vs SRH IP...
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‘A calm, confident and very dangerous side’: Why former Pakistan legend feels KKR have the upper hand over SRH in IPL Qualifier 1 | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Legendary Pakistan pacer Wasim Akram has cautioned Sunrisers Hyderabad about the formidable bowling attack of Kolkata Knight Riders ahead of their highly anticipated IPL 2024 Qualifier 1 at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. KKR finished the league stage at the top of the table with an impressive net run rate (NRR) of 1.428, showcasing dominance in both batting and bowling.In their league encounter this season, KKR emerged victorious over SRH with a tense 4-run win at Eden Gardens.Akram praised KKR's bowling attack for its collective effort throughout the season, emphasizing their ability to consistently take wickets. "This [bowling] is one of the main factors [behind KKR finishing on top of the points table]. There are wicket-taking bowlers. The teams that will t...
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No India T20 World Cup player in top two IPL teams | Cricket News – Times of India

MI has 4 Indian T20 WC playersWill their team's performance in IPL matter when Team India cricketers play T20 World Cup next month? The top two in the league this season - KKR and SRH - have no player from India's T20 World Cup squad.Bottom-rankers Mumbai Indians have four in their mix and sixth-ranked Delhi Capitals have three. Table-toppers KKR have a player named in India reserves - Rinku Singh.KKR: NoneSRH: NoneRR: 3 Yashasvi Jaiswal (batter), Sanju Samson (wicketkeeper), Yuzvendra Chahal (bowler)RCB: 2 Virat Kohli (batter), Mohammed Siraj (bowler)CSK: 2 Shivam Dube (allrounder), Ravindra Jadeja (allrounder)DC: 3 Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Axar Patel (allrounder), Kuldeep Yadav (bowler)LSG: NoneGT: NonePBKS: 1 Arshdeep Singh (bowler)MI: 4 Rohit Sharma (captain, batter), Hardik Pan...
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‘It stands for…’: SRH’s Abhishek Sharma reveals the meaning behind his ‘L’ celebration | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Sunrisers Hyderabad's young batting sensation Abhishek Sharma explained the significance of his unique 'L' celebration, a gesture made using his thumb and index finger, after securing wins and reaching important batting milestones during matches. In a recent video shared on the Indian Premier League (IPL) official X handle, Abhishek revealed the celebration was initiated by him and his opening partner, Travis Head. "It is personal to us. It stands for love, we are spreading love," said Abhishek.The revelation came after a thrilling match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Sunday, where Abhishek Sharma and Heinrich Klaasen led SRH to a successful chase of 215 against Punjab Kings with five balls to spare.Speaking about the significance of his family’s presence at the...
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‘Ye Indian team ke darwaze tod rahe hain’ – Harbhajan Singh predicts this batsman will play for India soon | Cricket News – Times of India

It won't be wrong to say that the major part of Sunrisers Hyderabad's (SRH) success story in IPL 2024 has been written by their opening pair of Australia's World Cup winner Travis Head and uncapped Indian striker Abhishek Sharma, who has started banging on the door of BCCI selectors -- feels legendary Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh. Abhishek smashed his third half-century of the season on Sunday as the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) rounded off their league-stage campaign with a four-wicket win over Punjab Kings. IPL 2024: Results | Points TableChasing Punjab's challenging 214 for 5, Abhishek provided the quick start SRH needed, especially after Head departed for a first-ball duck. But Abhishek did not deviate from his attacking style of play and hit a blistering 66 off 28 balls, includi...
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IPL Playoffs: Check out fixtures and schedule after group stage concludes

IPL Playoffs 2024 schedule and fixtures: With the Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals match getting abandoned due to rain, the Sunrisers Hyderabad finished the group stage in the second position. Both SRH and RR have the same points (17) after 14 games but SRH just edged RR due to a superior net run rate. That means we now know who will play who in the playoffs with first-placed Kolkata Knight Riders taking on Sunrisers in the first Qualifier at the Narendra Modi Stadium on May 21 while the 4th placed Royal Challengers Bengaluru will take on Rajasthan Royals in the Eliminator on May 22 in the same venue. The winner of Qualifier one will go directly to the final at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on May 26 while the loser will face the winner of the Eliminator on May 24 to b...
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IPL playoff scenarios: Five teams are still in the hunt for the last two spots as Rajasthan Royals suffer another defeat | Cricket News – Times of India

Punjab Kings secured a five-wicket victory over Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday, buoyed by an exceptional all-round performance from skipper Sam Curran. While the win provided Punjab with a consolation victory, it dealt a blow to Rajasthan's aspirations of clinching a top-two finish in the league stage, coming on the heels of their confirmation for a playoff spot just a day earlier.Rajasthan, who stay in second place with one game in hand, and table-toppers Kolkata Knight Riders are the only two teams to have booked their play-off berth.Despite Punjab's earlier exit from the playoff race, Curran's commanding display with both bat and ball highlighted their resilience and determination to finish the season on a positive note.Use TOI's interactive utility to see possible playoff scenariosWi...
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IPL playoff scenarios: Which team will join Kolkata Knight Riders in top two? | Cricket News – Times of India

Gujarat Titans became the third team to be knocked out of the Indian Premier League playoff race after their game against Kolkata Knight Riders was washed out on Monday.Use TOI's interactive utility to see possible playoff scenariosWe look at the chances of the teams in contention:*KKR now have a 75% chance of finishing sole toppers and a 25% chance of ending up in sole second spot, assuming no more matches get rained off.If they win their last game, they will top. They could top even if they lose their last game, provided RR don't win both their remaining games.* RR are not sure of topping even if they win their remaining games, but their chances of being sole toppers are a respectable 25%. They also have a nearly 40% chance of finishing sole second. But they are still not guaranteed q...
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SRH fan’s ‘silencer’ birthday post for Pat Cummins brings back painful memories of World Cup final loss | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: An Indian fan's unique birthday message for Sunrisers Hyderabad's skipper Pat Cummins on Wednesday won hearts on the internet during the side's clash against Lucknow Super Giants at the Uppal Stadium.Showing creativity with a pinch of tease, the fan's message became an instant hit on social media. As one of the most respected sportspersons in modern day cricket, Cummins celebrated his 31st birthday on Wednesday, the fan's post -- showcased on a placard -- from the stands read, 'Happy Birthday Silencer'.The context of the post was in reference to Cummins' remarks which he made before beating India in the ODI World Cup final last year. Cummins had said, 'nothing more satisfying than hearing a big crowd go silent'.In one such instance during the World Cup final, Cummins dismisse...