Hyderabad pitch curator promises a sporting wicket in the IPL final
All eyes of the cricket world will surely be on Sunday’s much-awaited clash between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings as they will face each other in the final at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket (RGIC) Stadium in Hyderabad for the last time in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL).
The fans will surely want to finish this edition of the IPL with a bang. So, there exists much talks about the surfaces of Hyderabad and how the pitch will act during the match. Pitch curator, YL Chandrasekhar Rao didn’t make anyone disappointed as he promised that it would be a sporting wicket where both teams will get the advantages.
He also confirmed that there were already two pitches which was readied for final. The third one was also on the process and on the verge of the completion. “I need to succeed once again and we are taking a shot at the wicket and furthermore the ground to meet the best of the standards. It will be a decent wicket. We as of now have two wickets prepared and the third one is being prepared,” curator Rao said.
This year Hyderabad produced a good batting pitch as among the 7 matches played here, 3 matches were seen 200+ score. Average 1st innings total here in this season is 175 and the average 2nd innings total here is 158 which is pretty promising. In fact, the last group stage match played here between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab saw a total score of 379 runs in two innings.
Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians and MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings faced each other three times in the final previously where Mumbai have the slight advantage with a two win between three. On the other hand, both team won the IPL title three times and will go for their fourth title in Sunday’s final on May 12.
Mumbai and Chennai faced each other three times in this season. Mumbai won all the matches. Chennai will surely want to win the most important match of the tournament where Mumbai will want to make sure of their 100 percent winning percentage.