The second match of the Saturday- doubleheader to be played on April 13 will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. The clash will start at 08:00 PM Local. This is the second home game for KKR and they will host SRH.
After winning the last ball thriller against MI on Thursday, Sunrisers Hyderabad has made in tow in a row. They will be high on confidence and would try to keep their momentum going. On the opposite, Knight Riders failed to restrict CSK from achieving 202 and lost the second encounter by 5 wickets. With both the teams equally strong on, another cracker contest is expected at Eden Gardens.
In Hyderabad, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar is expected to make comeback. He missed the previous game due to an injury. Sandeep Sharma might be omitted for his Bhuvi’s arrival. Rest no changes are expected in HYD playing 11.
Kolkata Knight Riders might stick to the same playing 11. Andre Russell, Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn are the sure shot overseas players in KKR’s squad. The management might look for options to replace R Vinay Kumar as he was quite expensive in both the games.
Rest no changes are expected in both the squads.
There’s still no news about Bhuvaneshwar Kumar. He will have a fitness test before the match.
Kamlesh Nagarkoti is ruled out of IPL due to a foot injury. Shivam Mavi is expected to replace Vinay Kumar after his poor performance in both the matches. Mavi was seen practicing in the nets.
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Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Apoorv Wankhade, Cameron Delport, Robin Uthappa, Javon Searles, Vinay Kumar, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Kuldeep Yadav, Nitish Rana, Piyush Chawla,Tom Curran, Rinku Singh, Mitchell Johnson, Ishank Jaggi, Shubman Gill, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi
Shikhar Dhawan, Rashid Khan, Chris Jordan, Kane Williamson (c), Tanmay Agarwal, Ricky Bhui, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Billy Stanlake, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma, Alex Hales, Carlos Brathwaite, T Natarajan, Mohammad Nabi, Basil Thampi, K Khaleel Ahmed, Sachin Baby, Shreevats Goswami, Bipul Sharma, Mehdi Hasan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Apart from Bhuvaneshwar Kumar coming back in SRH playing 11, no more changes are expected. So, the probable Kol vs Hyd playing 11 is listed below.
Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Robin Uthappa, Tom Curran, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Vinay Kumar, Chris Lynn, Kuldeep Yadav, Nitish Rana, Piyush Chawla, Rinku Singh
Shikhar Dhawan, Shakib Al Hasan, Kane Williamson (c), Billy Stanlake, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Rashid Khan, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma/Bhuvaneshwar Kumar
Shikhar Dhawan is in brilliant form. In two games, he has scored 77* off 57 balls and 45 of 28 balls. He will be the key batter for SRH. Along with him, Shakib Al Hasan and Rashid Khan‘s contribution will be of great importance for SRH. Sidharth Kaul, Billy Stanlake and Manish Pandey will be the other contributors.
For Kolkata, Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine and Andre Russell with the top contributors with the bat. All the eyes will be on Andre Russell and Sunil Narine. In bowling, Kuldeep Yadav, Sunil Narine, Tom Curran are expected to lead from the front.
Both the teams are equally strong. While SRH has won both its game, KKR failed to grab a win even after giving a giant target of 202 to CSK. Both the teams have ample of biggies in the names of S Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Shakib Al Hasan, Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine and Andre Russell. It will be eye smothering contest between bat and ball when the team will face each other in Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
As per our Kol vs Hyd match prediction, Kolkata is expected to take an edge due to home advantage.
The biggies from both the teams will be a sure shot bet in this match. Also, Eden Gardens is one of the best batting surfaces in India. So, a good high scoring match is expected with lost boundaries and maximums. Spinners will also play a crucial role here in. So, don’t forget to add a few, Sunil Narine, Shakib Al Hasan, Kuldeep Yadav and Rashid Khan can do wonders here. In wicketkeeper, Dinesh Karthik will be a perfect choice.
Here’s our KOL vs HYD Dream11 Team Predictions-
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