The final of the Indian Premier League is coming up this Friday as Moeen Ali’s Chennai Super Kings take on Eoin Morgan’s Kolkata Knight Riders.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the tournament that started in March 2021 was suspended for two months as cases started to rise across India.
They managed to restart the world’s biggest Twenty20 tournament in September by moving it over to the United Arab Emirates.
Now the 60th and final match will be played at the end of this week as the Super Kings face the Knight Riders.
The 2021 T20 World Cup is coming up soon and England star Ali will want to impress in the final after starring for Chennai this season.
Meanwhile, Morgan’s Knight Riders pulled off an incredible comeback in their qualifier, overcoming a colossal collapse to beat Delhi Capitals thanks to Rahul Tripathi’s match-winning six with just a ball to spare.
IPL Final: Date and start time
The IPL Final will be held on Friday, October 15 and is being held at the Dubai International Stadium.
The opening ball will go down at 3:30pm UK time.
IPL Final: Live stream and how to watch
The match will be available to watch on Sky Sports Cricket and Sky Sports Main Event from 3pm.
Alternatively, you can watch online via the Sky Sports Go App.
NOW TV will also be showing the Final. Day passes can be purchased for £9.99.
Jon Norman will have regular updates from the match on talkSPORT 2.
IPL Final: What has been said?
Knight Riders skipper Eoin Morgan: “In the first phase of the tournament, we were still trying to implement Baz’s (Brendon McCullum) mantra of trying to play positive, aggressive cricket and a brand of cricket that our fans really enjoy watching and also the players enjoy playing.
“In the first phase it didn’t quite happen. But throughout this whole second phase, people have turned up with a different motivation and drive to play that aggressive brand of cricket.
“I think our bowlers have actually shown us the way how to be aggressive with the ball in trying to take wickets and identifying when to hold back and be a little more defensive and that led our way in batting as well.”