After a month-and-a-half arduous journey, it will be Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad in the FINAL of IPL 2018 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
So we return to the same venue where the tournament kicked off between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad
Chennai clearly have the upper hand with three wins against SRH this season, but the latter would be keen to change the same. Sunrisers have hope as they beat Kolkata Knight Riders rather convincingly in the second qualifier at Eden Gardens. Rashid Khan came up with what can be termed a flawless show against KKR. If Shikhar Dhawan and skipper Kane Williamson can put their hands up along with him, SRH could give tough competition to CSK.
CN’s Dream XI for Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings: Kane Williamson (C), Carlos Brathwaite, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreevats Goswami, Shakib Al Hasan, Siddarth Kaul, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma
Chennai have had an amazing comeback to IPL, and would be keen to finish on a high. They don’t have a great finals record though, winning only two of the many they have featured in. Skipper MS Dhoni has led from the front in all departments, Faf du Plessis came to the party when it mattered a lot while the likes of Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu are proven match-winners.
CN’s Dream XI for Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi