#4 Ambati Rayudu v Siddarth Kaul
The CSK batsman has been one of the best players in this tournament and it is expected that Ambati Rayudu will bat at number 4 again in tonight’s final. In the previous game, he was clean bowled first ball by an outstanding delivery from Siddarth Kaul and the two will run into each other yet again at Mumbai. The subtext of what happened in the 1st Qualifier makes it such a tantalizing contest and needless to say, Rayudu’s superb record against SRH is also a reason why his dismissal turned the game the other night (although CSK did end up winning the game).
The CSK player has made 586 runs at an average of 41.85 so far and is all set to end up as the team’s top scorer this year, which is why it is imperative for SRH to get his wicket as soon as they possibly can. Siddarth Kaul, on the other hand, has roared back with quality performances with the ball and his spell will be absolutely crucial if SRH are to derail the CSK batting effort.Published 27 May 2018, 16:10 IST