KKR vs SRH, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Match Preview
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
WHEN: 25 May, 7:00 PM
WHERE: Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
As seen in the eliminator the pitch was on a slower side although the pitch at the Eden Gardens is always a batting friendly one at least in this year’s IPL but the slowness in the pitch would definitely aid the spinners.
The weather is expected to be partly cloudy in the evening whereas, the afternoon is expected to be sunny with humidity throughout the day.
HEAD TO HEAD:
KKR have won: 9
SRH have won: 5
Kolkata Knight Riders:
They are coming into this match after a thumping victory over Rajasthan Royals and will be high on confidence. The pros from the game was the knock from captain Dinesh Karthik and all rounder Andre Russell who came good with the bat whereas, the cons reflected specially on the way Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine performed. They would like to bank upon the starts they get from their openers which has always been an improvised factor in their batting strength throughout the course of the tournament.
They did finished on the top of the isle in the league stages but lately they are not performing collectively which has given headaches to the captain and the team management. For a side who finished top on the league table it’s a bit uncharacteristic to lose 4 games on the trot. This is the final chance for SRH to enter the finals and meet a team who has defeated them 3 times this year, Captain Kane Williamson has all sorts of troubles right now and he has to figure out a way to win the game.
Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Utthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(c/wk), Shubhman Gill, Andre Russell, Javon Searles, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna.
Shreevats Goswami(wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson(C), Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hassan, Carlos Brathwaite, Rashid Khan, Siddharth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT FOR:
Going with the recent form, KKR looks more stable and it won’t be a surprise if they come on top in this encounter whereas, SRH would love to conceal their woes and get some momentum throughout the course of the game.
Thus, KKR looks a team to defeat SRH 2nd time this year.