Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders: Match Preview

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IPL’s match number 37 will see Sunrisers Hyderabad take on Kolkata Knight Riders at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.

Sunrisers Hyderabad won their last game against Chennai Super Kings by 6 wickets. They find themselves fifth in the IPL points table with four wins out of the eight games they have played so far.

Kolkata Knight Riders lost their last game against Royal Challengers Bangalore by 10 runs. They are sixth in the IPL points table with four wins out of nine games they have played so far.

Form

Sunrisers Hyderabad – WLLLW

Hyderabad lost three of their last five games. They won their last game against Chennai Super Kings who played with a weak squad in an attempt to test their bench strength. Hyderabad has been let down by their middle-order batsmens in the past few games. That has been a cause for concern for the Hyderabad.

Kolkata Knight Riders – WLLLL

Kolkata have lost four games on the trot. Despite heroic performances from Russell this season their other batsmen have failed to show up on the stage. Nitish Rana has been the only other batsmen who has made some telling contribution. They need to dust off this losing streak as soon as possible.

Stadium

Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad

Probable Lineup

Sunrisers Hyderabad

David Warner, Jonny Bairstow (WK), Kane Williamson (C), Vijay Shankar, Yusuf Pathan, Deepak Hooda, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, K Khaleel Ahmed.

Kolkata Knight Riders

Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Robin Uthappa, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (C&WK), Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Harry Gurney/Matt Kelly, Prasidh Krishna/Sandeep Warrier.

Key Player

David Warner (SRH)

David Warner will play an important role in determining the result of this tie. He is one of the most deadliest batsmen in the world and Sunrisers is highly dependent on him. If he can give them a quick start or bat as long as 15-16 overs, Sunrisers will have an upper hand in the game.

Sunil Narine (KKR)

Sunil Narine will be a key player for Kolkata against Hyderabad. With Russell still having an injury concern his involvement in the next game is still in doubt. If Russell misses out than Narine has to take the responsibility of being a go to man for Dinesh Karthik. He is just a game away from exploding back into his best.

Best Fantasy Team

Keeper – Bairstow

Batsmen – Warner, Nitish Rana, Lynn

All Rounder – Vijay Shankar, Russell, Narine

Bowler – Rashid, Piyush Chawla, Khaleel

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