Rashid Khan's all-round effort guide Sunrisers Hyderabad to IPL final

IPL 2018 Hyderabad take on KKR in 2nd Qualifier today By IANS On

IPL 2018 Hyderabad take on KKR in 2nd Qualifier today By IANS On

The credit should go to these players for following the religious beliefs even during the tournament as they gear up for the knockout clash on Friday and would be itching to hit the straps and set the finals date with CSK.

SRH will draw some motivation from their first-ever win at Eden Gardens earlier in the tournament, but it should also be remembered that they were in ominous form at that point.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) beat Rajasthan Royals by 25 runs in the Eliminator of the IPL on Wednesday. Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell and Piyush Chawla were the main architects of that victory. However, a promo on Hotstar showing the KKR taking on the CSK in the final has got people asking if the IPL 2018 is fixed. However, their middle order has been a cause of concern for them as they are heavily reliant on their top 3.

Kuldeep Yadav stole the limelight with a 2/29 spell that included the prized wicket of Kane Williamson (3), the leading run-getter of IPL-11, whlie Narine (1/24) was once again at his tidy best conceding just two runs in the 17th over. If there was ever a moment which defined both of these team's season, it had to be this one.

The two teams have faced each other 14 times so far and KKR clearly have the edge over Sunrisers as they have won on nine occasions while Hyderabad have triumphed in five games.

Sunrisers have really struggled in their last four matches as they have ended on the losing side. They have four consecutive wins and will be playing in home territory.

The video clip shows the Kolkata franchise shown as the "Boys in Purple" will face the "Yellow Army" of Chennai Super Kings in final.

According to oddschecker.com, the odds are placed at 11/10 for Hyderabad and 8/11 for Kolkata. However, it may come down to KKR's spin trio versus SRH's pace battery.

The Eden pitch has always supported the spinners and it is expected to be the same for the second qualifier as well. Meanwhile, the month of Ramadan is going on and the likes of Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Khaleel Ahmed and Yusuf Pathan fast the whole day and they only have the food after the sunset which is called Iftaar.

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