Sunrisers Hyderabad square off against runaway league leaders Kolkata Knight Riders in Hyderabad on Sunday evening.
In the context of this season, SRH and KKR are the form-teams. Both teams come into this match at the back of convincing wins in their respective previous matches; while KKR destroyed DD, SRH thrashed KXIP.
Both teams have a solid and performing batting line-up, and a well-balanced bowling attack. Thata��s what makes this contest a mouth-watering clash. KKR sit top of the table with seven wins from nine matches, while SRH have 5 wins and 3 defeats; plus one point from the washed-out match against RCB.
Sunrisers Hyderabad had a good outing against the Kings XI Punjab. They put a huge total on the board in excess of 200. The top order looks in sublime touch; with David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan and Kane Williamson hitting fifties in the previous game. However, when it comes to the middle-order, the same old problems persist for the SRH camp. Yuvraj Singh and Deepak Hooda have not been in their best form in the last couple of matches.
Having said that, it is worth noting that they are just a good knock away from getting back to form. Moises Henriques has got three fifties to his name this season and hence willA�retain his place in the lineup. In the bowling department, Rashid Khan is the solitary spin hope. The pace department has looked very settled with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Siddharth Kaul bowling well in tandem. The addition of Ashish Nehra has only strengthened their lineup.
Kolkata Knight Riders are unlikely to tinker with their winning combinations. The venue of Hyderabad aids spinners and henceA�Piyush Chawla could make a comeback at the expense of Sheldon Jackson. Jackson played the previous game but did not have a major role to play in the match. Sunil Narine and Gautam Gambhir look like the obvious choice for the openers followed by in-form Robin Uthappa. Suryakumar Yadav, who has proven to be a failure this season will likely be left out again.
Manish Pandey and Yusuf Pathan have got runs under their belt in the season and would be raring to get another go in the middle. The bowling lineup has been very impressive with Nathan Coulter-Nile as the spearhead. Umesh Yadav and Chris Woakes have been playing the support role. Sunil Narine is assisted by Kuldeep Yadav in the spin department.
Head to Head :
Matches – 10
Sunrisers Hyderabad – 3, Kolkata Knight Riders – 7
Probable Lineups :
David Warner (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Moises Henriques, Yuvraj Singh, Deepak Hooda, Naman Ojha (wk), Ashish Nehra, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul.
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Kolkata Knight Riders
Sunil Narine, Gautam Gambhir (c), Robin Uthappa (wk), Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Sheldon Jackson, Colin de Grandhomme, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Chris Woakes, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav.