It’s Qualifier-II between Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders tonight at the Eden Gardens. Advantage to Kolkata players is that they have played Eliminator-I at their home and coming into this one they will have the advantage of home crowd. Their batting has been well with skipper Dinesh Karthik supporting the middle order followed by Andre Russell who is a massive hitter of the bowl. Another day, Kolkata won by 25 runs with Karthik scoring highest 52 runs. Their all rounders are best and bowlers being economical in crucial match so they are looking very strong here and rightly so are a contender for the IPL 2018 Trophy.
Whereas Hyderabad in previous game were defeated by Chennai in very close encounter. The game was in their pocket until unless Shardul found some luck with steady du Plessis to seal the game with 2 wickets remaining. Since their bowlers bowled their heart out therefore they are also a tough side to compete. Here’s early predictions for SRH vs KKR IPL match tonight. See starting lineups, preview and know who will win?
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders Lineups, Prediction, Live Stream:
The spin bowling may prefer the pitch and bowlers although batsmen could also be seen as performing their part. This season spinners are great picking 51 wickets at Eden Gardens. Rainfall is quite paused for this week so a super game might witnessed with cheerful crowd.
Kolkata shall play their pacer Shivam Mavi in place of Caribbean bowler Searles. Mavi is a quick bowler bowling at pace upper than 140kph and taken 4 wickets in 8 matches. Whereas Hyderabad will continue playing with Brathwaite as he gave good result in previous match. Another point to be noted is KKR have poor economy of 9 while SRH are the best with 7.88. Out of 6 matches played between the teams, KKR dominates with 5 winnings whereas SRH had only one.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson(c), Shakib Al Hasan, Manish Pandey, Carlos Brathwaite, Yusuf Pathan, Shreevats Goswami(w), Sandeep Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Siddarth Kaul.
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Dinesh Karthik, Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Shubhman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Javon Searles, Nitish Rana.
Live stream for Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore has been made available on Hotstar website & App and JIOTV. For catching it live on TV tune into Star sports network i.e. Star sports 1, Star Sports 2 Hindi and HD variants.