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IPL Match Today | IPL 2024 Schedule

IPL Match Today - IPL 2024 Schedule: Sunrisers Hyderabad will meet Rajasthan Royals in the Qualifier 2 IPL match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Friday.

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) ended the league stage in second place but are coming off a loss to Kolkata Knight Riders in Qualifier 1. In contrast, Rajasthan Royals (RR) are energized by their win against Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) in the Eliminator. However, both teams struggled in their recent matches in Chennai. Chasing 213 against Chennai Super Kings, SRH collapsed for just 134. Similarly, RR managed only 141 for 5 when batting first two weeks ago and lost by five wickets.

RR may not have the most powerful batting line-up, but their bowling unit is top-notch. The outcome of their bowlers' clash with SRH's batters could determine the finalist.

Friday's match will take place on pitch No.7, a new wicket with an extremely short square boundary on one side, adding an element of unpredictability.

Head to head, SRH leads with 10 wins to RR's 9. Their only meeting this season was a nail-biter, with SRH winning on the final ball.

An initial IPL 2024 schedule from March 22 to April 7 was announced on February 22, as the BCCI were waiting for the Election Commission of India to announce dates for the general elections, which would now be held in seven phases from April 19 to June 1.

There were murmurs of the tournament moving out of India because of the general elections in the country. However, BCCI, on March 25 confirmed that all the 74 matches are to be played in India, by releasing the full IPL 2024 schedule.

The Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad will host the first qualifier and the eliminator on May 21 and May 22 respectively. The MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai will host the second qualifier on May 24, followed by the final on May 26. The last league game of IPL 2024 will be played in Guwahati on May 19, between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders.

Second home grounds

Apart from the home stadiums of the respective franchises, this edition of the IPL will have Visakhapatnam, Dharamsala and Guwahati as second home venues for Delhi Capitals, Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals respectively. These three venues will host two matches each.

Two matches rescheduled

On April 2, IPL announced rescheduling of two matches after Kolkata was unable to host the KKR vs RR game on April 17 due to Ram Navami celebrations in the city. In order to accommodate the match, the IPL organisers moved the game to a day earlier (April 16), and pushed Gujarat Titans home game against Delhi to April 17, originally scheduled on April 16.

The rescheduling was done after Cricket Association of Bengal informed the BCCI about the security situation in the city. Moreover, Kolkata Police expressed inability to provide security cover for the match because of the Ram Navami celebrations.

IPL 2024: total matches, teams

The 17th edition of IPL will have 74 matches in total with 10 teams taking part and they are Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bengaluru, Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders, Gujarat Titans, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Delhi Capitals, Lucknow Super Giants and Punjab Kings.

IPL 2024 format

The 10 teams have been divided into two groups, with each team playing 14 games in the league stage. The top two teams in the points table clash in qualifier 1, while the third and fourth placed teams play the eliminator. The winner of the eliminator plays against the loser of the first qualifier in qualifier 2. The winners of qualifier 1 and 2, lock horns in the final.

IPL 2024 match timings

Most of the fixtures in IPL 2024 are evening games starting at 7:30 pm, while on double-header days, the first match starts at 3:30 pm.

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