Sunrisers Hyderabad V Kolkata Knight Riders Match Preview
The playoffs have already begun and with it the enthusiasm. The most consistent team of IPL, the men in yellow, have already made it to the finals of the tournament. The two teams, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders will now fight their heart out to grab that one spot for the finals, against the in-form CSK. The momentum is certainly with KKR as they’ve now won their last four games, whereas the same thing can be inverted for SRH, as they have lost their last 4 matches, recently against the 7-times finalist CSK.
● Team News:
Why would a side do chopping and changing in the all-important knock-out match? Neither of the teams would like to change their side unless there comes an injury issue. So, we predict the Playing XI of both the sides to remain unchanged, as they might have found their right combinations coming into the latter half of the tournament.
● Probable XI:
○ Kolkata Knight Riders:
Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik (C & WK), Nitish Rana, Andre Russel, Shubman Gill, Javon Searles, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna
○ Sunrisers Hyderabad:
Shikhar Dhawan, Shreevats Goswami, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Carlos Braithwaite, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Siddharth Kaul
● Head to Head :
○Matches Played: 14
○KKR Won: 9
○SRH Won: 5
● Match Details :
Match: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Qualifier 2, Indian Premier League, 2018
○Date: May 25, 2018
○Time: 01:30 PM GMT
○Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
○ Broadcaster: Star Sports Network
○ Writer’s Take :
The match is a must-win game for both the sides. KKR are high on form, and when the matches are in their yard, it’s going to be tough for any side to beat them. So, I predict KKR to win the battle for the finals, but Sunrisers would not let the fight go easy for the hosts.