Sunrisers hyderabad aim to bring down kolkata Knight Riders...

It was 2012 Suhana, the daughter of Shah Rukh Khan, was still too young to be in her teens. 'King Khan' lost control of his emotions and was on the edge of jumping from the stadium's first-floor balcony after the first four years of hardship, when kolkata Knight Riders defeated the two-time reigning champions chennai Super Kings in a stunning final at Chepauk. In 2024, kcr is on the verge of experiencing a similar feeling again. However, an unpredictable Sunrisers hyderabad squad—who have already fallen to the Knights twice this season, the most recent being in the opening qualifier on tuesday in Ahmedabad—stands in their way.

Although all the signs point to KKR being the clear favorites going into the final, there is something about this SRH squad that makes them a viable opponent. The KKR team management will be concerned about the explosive nature of their opening tandem of Travis Head and abhishek Sharma, even though Cummins' wise leadership is one of the key components. Head was unable to handle the pace and swing of the constantly improving Mitchell Starc in Qualifier 1, and he was benched from the first time these two teams faced each other this season. However, Head's style of play is usually unpredictable, so captain Iyer will be hoping that Starc hits the early knockout blow once more

Heinrich Klaasen, who impressed with his 34-ball fifty in Friday's second qualifier, poses the second significant threat to KKR.

With the added confidence after his friday performance, he has all the tools in his batting arsenal to counter the spin threat posed by Narine and Varun. Yet KKR is also ravenous. It appears that their coach Gautam Gambhir's "obsession for success" has rubbed off on them, and it would take a remarkable effort from SRH to prevent the roving Knights from winning their third championship.

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