As the IPL 2024 final draws near, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) skipper Pat Cummins finds himself relying on intuition rather than just data and analytics. After a series of trophy wins since last year, Cummins acknowledges the inevitability of the streak coming to an end but remains optimistic about his team’s chances in the upcoming match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).

Cummins’ Leadership Journey

Since leading Australia to victory in the World Test Championship (WTC) final, Cummins has been on a global conquest, securing triumphs in The Ashes and the ODI World Cup. Now, with the IPL title in sight, Cummins approaches captaincy with a blend of experience and adaptability.

Intuition Over Data

In a sport dominated by data-driven decisions, Cummins stands out for his reliance on intuition. While acknowledging the importance of analytics, he emphasizes the value of gut-feeling, particularly in assessing players’ performances. Cummins praises the attacking approach of openers Abhishek Sharma and Travis Head, highlighting their impact beyond statistical analysis.

Transformation under Cummins’ Leadership

Under Cummins’ captaincy, SRH has undergone a remarkable transformation, rising from the bottom of the table to the IPL final. He credits head coach Daniel Vettori and the team’s aggressive approach for this turnaround. Cummins emphasizes the importance of adapting to evolving conditions and backing young Indian talent for success in the IPL.

Strategy for the Final

As SRH prepares to face KKR in the final, Cummins remains committed to the team’s aggressive batting style. Despite potential challenges posed by the pitch conditions, he expresses confidence in the team’s ability to adapt. Cummins highlights the contributions of all-rounders like Abhishek Sharma and Shahbaz Ahmad, who have been instrumental in SRH’s success this season.

Weather Considerations

While weather conditions may play a role in the final match, Cummins remains hopeful that factors like dew won’t significantly influence the outcome. With the team’s focus on preparedness and adaptability, SRH is poised to tackle any challenges that may arise during the game.


As Sunrisers Hyderabad gears up for the IPL 2024 final, Pat Cummins’ leadership exemplifies a balance between data-driven analysis and intuitive decision-making. With a strong team spirit and a focus on adaptability, SRH enters the final match with confidence and determination, ready to take on whatever challenges come their way.

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