Chennai Super Kings have made a magnificent return to the IPL after a two-year suspension from the league and they are on the cusp of securing their third title. However, they will encounter a determined Sunrisers Hyderabad, who have lost all three games against MS Dhoni’s side but will be determined to overcome their losing streak. Overall, Chennai Super Kings hold a 7-2 head-to-head advantage against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Follow live cricket score of Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2018, Final here. (LIVE SCORECARD | LIVE STREAMING INFO | IPL 2018 FULL COVERAGE)
18:10 hrs IST: For Chennai Super Kings, the 2018 IPL final offers them one more chance to win IPL title No.3. They have been the bridesmaid four times in this tournament, coming out second best in 2008, 2012,2013 and in the 2015 editions. On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad will be aiming to repeat their 2016 heroics.
18:00 hrs IST: This will be a contest between the best bowling side and the best batting side of the tournament. Chennai Super Kings’ batting has been simply powerful with the top order in fine form while Kane Williamson’s side have Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul as their key bowlers. However, their fortunes revolve around Rashid Khan who has been outstanding. In the previous game between the two sides at the Wankhede, Rashid almost made the difference.
17:46 hrs IST: This is the fourth encounter between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2018. MS Dhoni’s side have won all three encounters, including the first Qualifier by two wickets which forced Kane Williamson’s side to take a circular route via Kolkata to reach the final in Mumbai.
17:39 hrs IST: The closing ceremony will be hosted by Ranbir Kapoor and Aparshakti Khurana while the entire Bollywood star cast of Race 3, Kriti Sanon and Jacqueline Fernandez will provide the Wankhede stadium plenty of glamour.
17:35 hrs IST: A warm welcome to the final of the 2018 Indian Premier League. After 59 games and 1000 miles of air travel, the final game of the IPL will feature Chennai Super Kings taking on Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Wankhede stadium. However, before the action, there will be a glamorous closing ceremony where Bollywood’s stars will be out in full flow.
MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings will be aiming to cap a fairytale return to competition after the ignominy of a two-year suspension while Kane Williamson-led Sunrisers Hyderabad will be gunning for their second title, having overcome the setback of losing talismanic captain, David Warner, before the IPL began.
CSK came in with bruised ego and have battered opponents into submission in their ruthless march to the final, their seventh in nine editions. After a dream start, SRH have stuttered and have just about got in the position to challenge CSK for the crown.
Some of the biggest names in the game will line-up. However, all eyes will be on Afghanistan sensation Rashid Khan following Friday’s heroics in the playoff against Kolkata Knight Riders.
He will be the man CSK need to take care of if they want to lay their hands on the IPL trophy for the third time. In Friday’s knock-out game, the Afghanistan leg-spinner scored 34 not out off 10 balls, took three wickets and two catches, and effected a run-out, single-handedly silencing the Eden Gardens crowd.