Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Match Preview
The eliminator is done and the Playoff-2 awaits us.
Kolkata comprehensively defended their run tally against a weak looking Rajasthan Royals in the eliminator. Kolkata with its brilliant spin bowling choked the Royals, and now they would be facing the Sunrisers Hyderabad for the Qualifier 2.
SRH were beaten by CSK in the Playoff-1 and now they would be looking forward to sealing this one with a win to fight the ultimate battle with the Chennai Super Kings.
The match will be at the Eden Gardens and it is pertinent to see if they can even tackle the masterful spin attack of KKR, especially, in those middle overs.
For KKR, the problems aren’t that vivid but they need to work on their batting order.
KKR: Most likely to go with the same lineup. Highly unlikely they’d change the combination before such a big game.
SRH: Braithwaite should keep his place and no other change seems likely.
Probable playing XI:
KKR: Sunil Naraine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(c&wk), Shubman Gill, Andre Russel, Javon Searles, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna
SRH: Shikhar Dhawan, Sreevats Goswami, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Carlos Brathwaite, Bhuvneswar Kumar, Siddharth Kaul, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma
SRH: Kane Williamson. Kane will genuinely that player who has to give it his best knock if SRH are to face Chennai in the finals, against the competent KKR spin bowling
Rashid Khan: What a signing he’s been. Masterful bowling against CSK and he gets the perfect platform against KKR in the form of Gardens to do it again.
KKR: Kuldeep Yadav. The spinner weaved his magic and perplexed RR and has continued his good form and Just like in the last game, his 4 overs could be all the difference.
Piyush Chawla bowled pretty well against RR and combined seamlessly with Kuldeep. SRH will be hoping to unnerve their partnership.
Wicketkeeper: Dinesh Karthik is the man in form and certainly has done more to be selected ahead of Sreevats.
Top Order: Chris Lynn, Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson are our picks for the top order.
All Rounders: Andre Russel, Sunil Naraine, Shakib Al Hasan make the team as all-rounders.
Bowlers: Rashid Khan, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav and Bhuvneswar Kumar complete the team.