Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Versus Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). The battle for the number 4 position. The winner of the match will take the 4th position in the IPL table.
Head to Head
The Head to Head between these two teams in favour of KKR
In total, they have played seventeen matches out of which KKR have won 11 and SRH have won 7.
If we look at their last four meetings before this tournament, both teams have won 2 matches each.
In the first leg of this edition, KKR defeated SRH by seven wickets.
Top Players of KKR and SRH
A Russell: He hasn't been at his best throughout the tournament, now that the tournament is heading towards the business end, KKR would want him to perform to his full calibre.
D Karthik: The captaincy has been taken away from him mid-season, this along with bad form with the bat could be taxing for him. There are chances he might sit out in today's match.
S Narine: He like A Russell hasn't fired all cylinders for KKR this year yet unlike Russell he has done enough to justify his position in the team. He has bowled a few match impacting spells in the tournament.
S Gill: He is by far the best batsman for KKR this season. He has scored 275 runs at an average of 39.28 for KKR. He was the man of the match in the first leg match between these two teams.
E Morgan: He has been appointed as the full-time captain for KKR and has been roundabout there for his team. Has played some very crucial knocks for his team but is yet to post a massive individual score, considering at the position he bats it is unlikely he will get a chance to score a biggie. He scored 42 runs and remained not out in the first leg match between these two teams.
D Warner: He has been amongst the runs almost throughout this edition barring a few single-digit scores he has been scoring consistently. The problem with Warner is that with the bat, he hasn't been as destructive as he is capable of. He has scored 285 runs this season at a strike rate of 121.88, his overall batting strike rate in IPL is 141.04.
R Khan: Rashid khan the name is enough to know that he is going to play a crucial role for his team as a bowler. He is so difficult to pick that the teams have started playing him out and avoiding losing wickets against him by playing defensively. He has picked up 10 wickets this season at an average of 17.10 and a strike rate of 19.20. He is second in the list of most economical bowlers with an economy of 5.34.
M Pandey: He has two fifties under his name this season but this year his performance is by far being substandard. He had an excellent 2019 season. The good news for SRH is that his 1st fifty for the team came against KKR.
J Bairstow: Bairstow has scored three fifties this season and has been effective whenever he has been amongst the runs. He or Warner needs to perform well at the top of the innings to give his team a better opportunity to win against KKR.
Likely Playing 11
S Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (C), Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Pat Cummins, L Ferguson, Kuldeep Yadav/ K Nagarkoti, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi
David Warner (C), J Bairstow (WK), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, P Garg, Vijay Shankar, R Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, K Ahmed, T Natarajan
On Paper both the teams look strong hence this should be an excellent contest for the cricket lovers. My allegiance in this match is with SRH what about you?