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Who Will Win IPL 2024? A Simple Breakdown

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Following a tedious process of nearly two months, season seventeen of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has reached its fag end with the top four teams competing among themselves for the coveted title for 2024. Now is the time when the actual game begins and where the real business lies for the IPL teams. With 4 of the best teams stacked up right at the top of the IPL 2024, it remains to be seen who will actually go on to clinch the IPL 2024 title. This article will discuss the possibilities of the teams, who have the maximum chance of winning the IPL 2024.

It’s noteworthy that being on top during the league phases is a different case and going on to win the IPL title is a completely different ball game. Hence, the winning chances can’t be fully determined by just analysing the team’s performances during the league stage. Often the last team to qualify for the playoff ends up winning it by defeating the team up at the top of the points table.

This edition of the IPL has seen the rise of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Sunrisers Hyderabad along with the late resurrection of Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB). The aforementioned teams have qualified for the IPL 2024 playoffs.

Shreyas Iyer’s KKR will take on Sunirsers Hyderabad (SRH) in the qualifier 1 on May 21, while it will be Rajasthan Royals (RR) who will lock horns with Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) in the eliminator on May 22.

Let’s now discuss the possibilities of the top 4 teams to win the IPL 2024 title:

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

Who Will Win IPL 2024? A Simple Breakdown
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KKR are on a roll this season. It won’t be wrong to say that they are the front runners to be in the final of the IPL 2024 and then go on to lift the title. With just 3 losses in the 14 games held during the league stages, they sit atop the IPL points table with an unassailable 20 rating points.

They began their campaign in the IPL 2024 with three wins on the bounce and then capitalised on it throughout the competition. They have all of their bases covered and used every opportunity during the competition to form a formidable outfit.

KKR has the ability to pile up the massive totals with their bolstered batting unit. The bowlers too have done well to complement the batters and restrict the opposition to subpar totals.

The basic fact that they can be the winners of the IPL 2024 is because of their overall composition of the side, which hasn’t let the team down yet. All bases are covered and are firing in unison to lead KKR to their third IPL title.

Rajasthan Royals (RR)

Who Will Win IPL 2024? A Simple Breakdown
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Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan Royals (RR) were one of the top sides to enter the IPL 2024 playoffs, but their stocks have seen a sharp decline during the last leg in the league stages. Though they are ranked third in the points table with 8 wins and 5 losses, it doesn’t tell a complete story of how their IPL 2024 campaign has panned out.

RR started off storming with four consecutive wins defeating LSG, DC, MI and RCB. Their winning run was halted by Gujarat Titans in the fifth game, but RR soon got stock of the situation and returned to winning ways in the next fixture. The team again strengthened its position atop the IPL Points Table with yet another four wins on the bounce.

However, what followed next for RR is nothing but an eye-opener. The table toppers till then, who had just a single loss and 8 wins in 9 matches, went on to lose their next 4 matches.

They certainly do not have the winning momentum which has resulted in their diminishing chances of winning the IPL 2024 title. However, they can still keep their heads high owing to their sublime show during the early phase of the league stage and find some inspiration there to turn up in the eliminator.

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)

Who Will Win IPL 2024? A Simple Breakdown
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A change in leadership has done wonders for the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), who have tasted success in the recent past. Australian skipper Pat Cummins was roped in by the franchise by shelling out a huge sum of money during the auction and the returns on the investment are beyond measurements.

Pat Cummins has led the side successfully so far as they see themselves in the IPL 2024 playoff. The players are brimming with confidence and there is no stopping their rampage this season.

It won’t be wrong to say that some of the most memorable games this season of the IPL are produced with the involvement of SRH.

The biggest strength SRH has right now is their batting unit which has exploited every condition on offer. Their openers followed by the destructive middle order and then a string of tormenting finishers have kept everyone on their toes and made the job easy for the bowlers.

However, what comes as their biggest fear is that what if their batters fail to produce a big score during the playoffs then how will their bowlers manage to defend it? It’s not that their bowling unit is not capable of defending it, but they haven’t done it as of now during the league phase.

SRH can still rise riding high on the momentum and has a very good chance of success and win their second IPL title this season.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB)

Who Will Win IPL 2024? A Simple Breakdown
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It was a distant dream for RCB to be in the top four of the IPL 2024 when they were languishing at the bottom of the IPL Points Table. However, their miraculous performances in the last leg of the league phase have turned their fortunes for good.

RCB’s campaign took a sharp turn when they registered their second win against SRH on April 25. The team then went on a winning spree and notched up six wins consecutively.

Though RCB is the last team to join the playoffs, they surely pose as a serious contender to win the title in 2024. Every department of theirs is firing and the flaws seem to be gone. The batting unit led by Virat Kohli is roaring. The middle order has somehow found its mojo and the bowlers are performing impressively in tandem.

The winning momentum, as well, is by their side as well which will aid the side in fetching their maiden IPL title.

Final Conclusion: Who Will Win IPL 2024?

Going by the overall performance and the balance of the playing unit, Shreyas Iyer’s Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) appears to be the one winning the IPL 2024 trophy. RCB seems to be second on the list owing to their magical show in the recent past followed by Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Rajasthan Royals (RR).

IPL 2024 winner team [predicted]: Kolkata Knight Riders

How many times did KKR win the IPL?
KKR won IPL in 2012 and 2014.

How many times did RR win the IPL?
RR won IPL in 2008.

ALSO READ: KKR vs SRH Qualifier 1: Narendra Modi Stadium Pitch Report | IPL 2024 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Records & Stats, Ahmedabad Weather Forecast

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