Pat Cummins Wins Toss And Opts To Bat First!!!

Pat Cummins and company won the toss and chose to bat first, giving Sunrisers hyderabad (SRH) a spectacular start in the IPL 2024 final between the kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers hyderabad at the MA chidambaram stadium.

Report on Pitch Written by Matthew Hayden and Ian Bishop

Bishop: "The 17th IPL season has been incredible. Tonight we have two teams. Throughout the season, the Sunrisers hyderabad and kolkata Knight Riders have been scoring a ton of runs. We have finally reached the game's surface. The soil's surface is crimson. The measurements are 70 meters to my left and 63 meters to my right. Straight down 77 meters in the earth. Therefore, strategies are used once more. Matthew Hayden is with me at this time. Tell me about this surface, and the distinction in the soil's colors. Red soil tonight versus black soil in the last game. What does that imply?

Hayden: "Soil with a red surface typically has a lot of bounce. This wicket, if we descend here, has been quite skillfully prepared. It's a high-scoring game, then. I stated during the previous game that it was a 175-game with 190 possible outcomes. Chepauk will host the championship game for the third time, and both times it featured high-scoring contests. If you could recall, the first one was in 2011. chennai won the toss and chose to bat first on both occasions because the score was higher than 200.

Captain's Phrase

Sunrisers hyderabad captain Pat Cummins: "We're going to bat first. Seems like a nice surface. In reading the wickets, never the best. However, I played on a new surface last night, which is different from this one. Last night, there wasn't any dew. I hope it doesn't go away. And here's to crossing fingers tonight. We're trying something different tonight, a style of playing that won't work every day. This evening, the wicket is different. In that game, we were successful in defending the total. Though, to be honest, you are asking the wrong guy (laughs), it's a different soil.

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