IPL 2024: RR vs KKR Match Called Off Due To Rain In Guwahati; PLAYOFFS - KKR v SRH (Qualifier 1) & RR v RCB (Eliminator)

IPL 2024: RR vs KKR Match Called Off Due To Rain In Guwahati; PLAYOFFS - KKR v SRH (Qualifier 1) & RR v RCB (Eliminator)

Having clinched a playoff berth with 16 points, RR have faltered in the latter stages of the tournament, suffering four consecutive defeats. On the contrary, KKR (19 points) have already cemented their place at the summit of the table following a washout against Gujarat Titans in Ahmedabad

Rohan SenUpdated: Sunday, May 19, 2024, 11:04 PM IST
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Final Result:

Unfortunately for the fans, the match officials have called it off just moments after the toss as the rain is back in the city. Both teams will share a point which means KKR finish IPL 2024 league stage as the top-ranked team followed by Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bengaluru.

KKR will now take on SRH in Qualifier 1 (Ahmedabad) on May 21 and RR will face RCB in the Eliminator at the same venue a day later.

The winner of Qualifier 1 will go straight to the final while the loser will face the winner of the Eliminator in Qualifier 2 in Chennai on May 24. The summit clash will take place between the winner of Qualifier 1 and 2 at the MA Chidambaram stadium on May 26.

IPL 2024: RR vs KKR Match Called Off Due To Rain In Guwahati; PLAYOFFS - KKR v SRH (Qualifier) & RR v RCB (Eliminator)

Toss Update:

Unfortunately the rain is back in the city, so the covers are back on and the start of play will be further delayed. The wait continues...

Here are the Impact substitutes for both the teams:

Rajasthan Royals Impact Subs: Shubham Dubey, Keshav Maharaj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Sen, Donovan Ferreira

Kolkata Knight Riders Impact Subs: Vaibhav Arora, Manish Pandey, Nitish Rana, KS Bharat, Sherfaine Rutherford

The match has been reduced to 7-overs-per-side after a the rain delay which lated over 3 hours on Sunday.

Kolkata Knight Riders captain Shreyas Iyer has won the toss and elected to bowl first at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium. This is the final game of the league stage in IPL 2024.

Rain delays toss in Barsapara

The toss has been delayed due to light rain in Guwahati. An unexpected shower prompted the groundstaff to swiftly deploy covers across the field, just a few minutes before the toss.

The players from both the teams had to halt their warm-up routines. Currently, only the square has been covered.

RR vs KKR Preview:

Rajasthan Royals are in dire need of halting their four-game losing streak and securing a top-two finish as they collide with the league leaders Kolkata Knight Riders in a crucial IPL fixture scheduled for Sunday.

Having clinched a playoff berth with 16 points, the Royals have faltered in the latter stages of the tournament, suffering four consecutive defeats.

On the contrary, KKR (19 points) have already cemented their place at the summit of the table following a washout against Gujarat Titans in Ahmedabad during the previous round, which earned them a solitary point.

They will be brimming with confidence, yet simultaneously must remain vigilant against complacency.

Pitch Report:

"I would say batting first. It's really hard and has a better sheen to it. Better preparation (than last game) I feel. It's got a really nice covering of grass and the patches that don't have the grass you can see the sheen so the ball is going to slide on. Better wicket tonight for sure," says Matthew Hayden about the Guwahati pitch.

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