Chennai Super Kings is scheduled to play against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL 2018 final today at Wankhede stadium, Mumbai. Both the teams were at the top of the points table after the group stage and they also qualified for the playoffs much before than other teams. It can be said that the most deserving teams of the league have qualified for the finals. But the confusion of which team is better among the two will be cleared today with the results of the final. Both the teams have an amazing set of batsmen and bowlers and the match will a nail-biting event to watch. Here are the list of five players whose performance will be a watchful event.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper Kane Williamson has proved his total talent in captainship as well as batting. The SRH ended the group stage at the top position on points table. Kane Williamson showed his immense captainship skills to bring SRH to that stage. His team has chased big totals and also defended low totals. Kane has also been amazing with the bat, scoring maximum runs in the league and also highest number of half-centuries. He has a total of 688 runs at present. He has hit eight half-centuries in the league and 84 his highest score. The form that he is in at present, he will be a player to watch in the final.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
When we talk about MS Dhoni’s performance, it does not just include batting, but his wicket keeping and captainship skills too. The way he uses his bowlers at the right moment is a crucial thing of his captainship. He is also great with his wicket keeping skills, and is not behind when an opportunity rises for stumping or run out. He is also not behind with his bat, and is the 12th highest scorer in the league at present. He has 455 runs at present and scored 3 half-centuries. MS has used a lot of ideas to bring his team to this stage, now let’s see what he does to bag victory for his team.
Dwayne Bravo is a player who can amaze everyone in any match with his bat as well as ball. He is commendable all-rounder that CSK can bank upon. He takes crucial wickets at right moments and help his team when they are struggling. He has taken thirteen wickets till now. While he does not get much chances with the bat as he bats very low, he can hit great shots at the end if the situation demands. This was seen in the first match of the IPL 2018 league, when he scored 68 runs from 30 balls in the end against Mumbai Indians and changed the course of the match in the death overs.
Rashid Khan can definitely be called as an all-rounder after his spectacular performance in the last match against Kolkata Knight Riders. Rashid Khan took a total of 3 wickets and also helped with a crucial runout, when KKR was going well with Nitish Rana looking comfortable at the crease. He also grabbed two catches. While he was batting, he scored 34 runs of just 10 balls to take SRH to a fightable total in the end. With such amazing skills in the batting, bowling and fielding, Rashid Khan will be a great player to watch out for in the finals.
Faf du Plessis
While Faf du Plessis could not make it to the final 11 in the most of the matches of Chennai Super Kings, however, he was the most important player in the last match. He was responsible for the CSK’s victory in a match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, where the team was struggling while chasing 139. He scored 67 runs in the match where all the CSK batsmen failed to perform. With his amazing performance in the last match, he will surely be part of the final squad. With full of confidence due to his last performance, it will be interesting to watch how he bats in the final.