Chennai Super King and Sunrisers Hyderabad are the two teams standing in the competition and nerves will play a big role for two title-hungry outfits when they will compete to crown the VIVO IPL 2018 champions Crown at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.
The charismatic MS Dhoni, the Super Kings will be aiming for a third IPL crown while Kane Williamson and his orange army will be focused to score one over their arch-rival this season.
Of course, it will be a terrific match-up between two sides, who have reached here on merit. Hopefully, they give the fans watching around the globe a night to remember.
Team Face to Face
In overall nine matches, Chennai Super Kings managed to won 7 matches while Sunrisers Hyderabad won only 2.
In overall three matches in year 2018 Chennai Super Kings won all the three matches while failed to won any match against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
The Chennai Super Kings will be making their seventh appearance in an IPL final, while Sunrisers Hyderabad will be playing in their second final.
The team batting first has won 7 of the previous 10 IPL Finals.
CSK have lost their last three IPL Finals in year 2012, 2013 and 2015 and haven't won the IPL since picking up back-to-back titles in 2010 and 2011.
Suresh Raina has an exceptional record in IPL finals. He scored 209 runs in six innings at an average of 41.80 and a strike rate of 163.28.
Raina is close to a big landmark, he needs 47 to become the first player to 5000 IPL runs.
CSK skipper MS Dhoni will be playing his 8th IPL final.
MS Dhoni led CSK in 6 previous IPL finals. He was part of the Rising Pune Supergiant team that finished runner-up in 2017.
Dhoni needs 7 more runs to make this IPL 2018 his most successful IPL season ever. He has so far scored 455 runs in 15 innings this season.
CSK have a 6-6 win-loss record in IPL matches at the Wankhede Stadium while SRH have 1-4 win loss ratio.
Chennai Super Kings Squad:
Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C & wk), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi
Sunrisers Hyderabad Squad
Shikhar Dhawan, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Manish Pandey/Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib al Hasan, Carlos Brathwaite, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddharth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed/Sandeep Sharma.