In the 8th match of Indian Premier League, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will lock horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Saturday. While KKR had to face defeat to Mumbai Indians in the first match, Hyderabad team was also defeated by RCB in their first match. In such a situation, both these teams will try their best to win this match.
KKR’s team has made many changes this time as compared to the previous season, but seeing their plan against Mumbai Indians, it seemed that Karthik has not taken lessons from previous mistakes. After losing the match against Mumbai Indians by 49 runs, questions have been raised once again about the batting line-up of batsman Andre Russell.
The Jamaican batsman, who scored the highest 510 runs in 249 balls at a strike rate of about 205 from 249 balls, landed in the sixth order to bat when the match was almost skipped from their hands. World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan also could not do much because when he came to bat, the team had to score 13 runs per over.
In bowling too, Karthik’s decision to bowl spinner Sunil Narine late has been criticized. By the time Narine came to bowl, Rohit Sharma had achieved the rhythm. The entire team of KKR was shattered.
Now because of the previous mistakes, Captain Karthik had done, he will have to prove himself in this match and concentrate on his plans.
At the same time, Sunrisers Hyderabad’s condition was not good in the first match, the team’s middle-order was shattered badly against Royal Challenger Bangalore. In the last five overs, the team needed 43 runs to win but they could only manage 32 runs and lost the match by 10 runs, losing seven wickets.
Another bad news for the team is that all-rounder Mitchell Marsh pulled out of the tournament due to injury. Captain David Warner, who was run out in the last match, would like to prove himself with the bat this time. Also, it will be interesting to see if Kane Williamson returns after recovering from injury. Their arrival will strengthen the middle-order of the team.
Sunrisers bowling has always been impressive and it seems that in this match, Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi may get a chance to handle spin bowling with compatriot Rashid Khan. At the same time, Bhuvneshwar Kumar will lead the fast attack.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Match Details
Match Toss Time: The toss between Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad for the eighth match of IPL 2020 will take place at 7:00 PM (IST).
Match Start Time: 7:30 PM IST
Match Venue: Shiekh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
The stadiums across the UAE will be slow and spin-friendly. Both KKR vs SRH will expect their spin stars to make the most of the conditions which will be in favour of them.
IPL 2020 Dream11 Fantasy League KKR vs SRH PLAYING 11
Wicket-keeper: Dinesh Karthik
Batsmen: David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana
All-rounders: Andre Russell
Bowlers: Shivam Mavi, Rashid Khan, Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Sharma
Probable Playing XI
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Nikhil Naik, Pat Cummins, Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
David Warner(c), Jonny Bairstow(w), Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan
Kolkata Knight Riders
Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Shivam Mavi, Sandeep Warrier, Kuldeep Yadav, Eoin Morgan, Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine, Nikhil Naik, Manimaran Siddharth, Andre Russell, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Siddhesh Lad, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Rinku Singh, Varun Chakravarthy, Tom Banton, Chris Green, Rahul Tripathi
Kane Williamson, David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Virat Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Basil Thampi, Abhishek Sharma, Billy Stanlake, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, K Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan, Jason Holder, Bavanaka Sandeep, Fabian Allen, Abdul Samad, Sanjay Yadav, Rashid Khan