SRH vs KKR IPL 2020
Sunrisers Hyderabad is all set to start this weekend with their second game of the tournament and their first game against Kolkata Knight Riders. After a disappointing start to their campaign, both the teams SRH vs KKR IPL 2020 would look to win this match and get their first win of the tournament.
Where one team lost a one-sided game against the defending champions, the other choked despite being in a winning situation. KKR has the edge in the head-to-head record, with 10 wins in 17 games. However, they wouldn’t be too fond of Jonny Bairstow and SRH, given that their previous game against the Orange Army in IPL 2019 ended in a nine-wicket defeat.
Match: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Match 8
Date: 26th September 2020, at 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
What to expect:
A decent batting track awaits the two sides on Saturday at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium. As seen in the previous game, the pitch was on the slower side, although the batsmen were able to play their natural game. Change of pace was something during both games at this venue in IPL 2020, with the spinners also extracting a hint of a turn in the middle overs.
The powerplay phase would be critical for both sides’ fortunes, with run-scoring being relatively easier against the new ball. Both teams will look to chase upon winning the toss given the impact dew can have in the second innings, with 160-170 being a decent total at this venue.
Despite losing against RCB, SRH wouldn’t want to make too many changes barring the one forced change. Khaleel might replace Natrajan.
SRH Predicted Playing XI:
David Warner (C), Jonny Bairstow (WK), Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Abhishek Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed/T Natarajan
Kolkata Knight Riders
Like SRH, KKR too wouldn’t want to make too many changes to their already star-studded lineup. The only one change we might see is Rahul Tripathi or Rinku Singh replacing Nikhil Naik.
KKR Predicted Playing XI:
Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Dinesh Karthik (C&WK), Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Rahul Tripathi/Rinku Singh, Kuldeep Yadav, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi Prasidh Krishna