Indian Premier League 2020: Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Sunrisers Hyderabad, Match No. 8

Match predictions

Winners Prediction: Both Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders lost their opening match and are yet to register their first wins this season. Sunrisers Hyderabad middle order was exposed in the last match due to Mitchell Marsh`s injury.  KKR`s players looked rusty last game and hope they would comeback stronger in this match. We expect Sunrisers Hyderabad to win this match owing to their strong top-order batting and rich Indian bowling resources. 

Score Prediction: Abu Dhabi has good pace and bounce on the pitch early in the match with the new ball. Batsmen will look to play on the ball freely owing to the true bounce on offer. We can expect 160-180 runs in this match.  

Toss Prediction: Five of the six matches played so far has been won by teams batting first (including the super over) but captains chose to bowl first in all six matches. Hope, they would change plans and bat first if they win the toss as the pitch slows down as the match progresses.  

Predicted Playing XI

KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS: Dinesh Karthik (C & Wk), Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Nitish Rana, Kuldeep Yadav, Pat Cummins, Rinku Singh/Nikhil Naik, Shivam Mavi, Sandeep Warrior

SUNRISERS HYDERABAD: David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Mohammed Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan

MATCH FACTS

  • Both teams lost their opening matches failing to chase the target against their respective opponents.
  • KKR has a 10-7 win-loss record over the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL history. 
  • Pacers have 19 wickets in the 2 matches so far while Spinners have just 7 wickets so far.

Players to Bet on

KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS

  1. Shubman Gill – Gill was not allowed to settle in their first match and was dismissed for just 7 runs. But he is a quality batsman and we expect him to make a big mark in this match with the bat.  
  2. Pat Cummins – Pat Cummins was taken for 49 runs in his 3 overs last night. But he showed his class with the bat smashing Bumrah for 4 sixes in an over. We expect him to make an all-round performance in this match. 
  3. Sunil Narine – Narine struggled with the bat at the top of the order but was at his usual best with the ball with figures of 4-0-22-1. We hope Narine to continue his good form with the ball in this match too. 

SUNRISERS HYDERABAD

  1. David Warner – David Warner was unluckily dismissed last night and will look to make a big score in this match. We expect him to make a fifty in this match with the bat. 
  2. Manish Pandey – Pandey will a huge role to play to lead the middle order as a senior player as they lack experience. His wicket stated the downfall of SRH in their last match. 
  3. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar – Bhuvaneshwar Kumar bowled a decent spell of 4-0-25-0 in the last match but will need to take wickets to control the opposition. We expect him to pick wickets in this match. 

DREAM XI Picks

Wicketkeeper: Johnny Bairstow (SRH)

Batsmen: David Warner (SRH), Manish Pandey (SRH), Shubman Gill (KKR), Abhishek Sharma (SRH)

All-rounders: Andre Russell (KKR), Sunil Narine (KKR)

Bowlers: Pat Cummins (KKR), Bhuvaneshwar Kumar (SRH), Shivam Mavi (KKR)

Captain: David Warner (SRH) or Andre Russel (KKR)

Vice-Captain: Johnny Bairstow (SRH) or Sunil Narine (KKR)

KKR– Kolkata Knight Riders

SRH – Sunrisers Hyderabad

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