IPL 2024: Qualifier 1: Here’s what will happen if KKR vs SRH match gets abandoned due to rain in Ahmedabad

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Posted on: 21 May, 2024 at 05:14 AM

The scene is set for an exciting showdown as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) prepare to face off against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Qualifier 1 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. Scheduled on May 21 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, this match holds the key to determining one of the finalists of IPL 2024. Nevertheless, the recent spate of rain interruptions throughout the league, culminating in a washout in Ahmedabad, has introduced an element of uncertainty surrounding the highly anticipated clash between KKR and SRH.

Rain threat in Ahmedabad?

The upcoming clash between KKR and SRH does not have a backup day scheduled, but cricket enthusiasts in Ahmedabad have reason to cheer. While certain areas like Sabarmati and Motera might experience light rainfall on May 20, with a 33 percent likelihood of precipitation, the outlook for May 21, the pivotal day of the Qualifier 1 match, appears bright. Weather forecasts indicate clear skies both during the day and evening, with no rain in sight.

What if rain plays spoilsport in KKR vs SRH clash?

In case, rain affects the outcome of Qualifier 1 match between KKR and SRH, i.e. the game gets abandoned due to weather conditions or fails to yield a result even after the designated time and Super Overs, then a protocol comes into play. In these cases, the team with the higher standing in the league stage points table will progress directly to the IPL final. Given KKR’s position at the top of the table, they would secure their spot in the final.

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Previous meeting of the two teams in IPL 2024

During their previous face-off, KKR registered victory over SRH by a mere four runs at Eden Gardens in the early stages of the tournament. However, the upcoming match heralds a change in momentum.

SRH has gained a significant boost with the addition of Travis Head, a power-hitter who was absent in their last meeting. On the flip side, KKR confronts a selection quandary due to Phil Salt‘s national commitments, compelling skipper Shreyas Iyer to navigate through a tactical puzzle.

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