Sunrisers Hyderabad will take on Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) this Sunday. As the playoffs’ race is intensifying, this game is very important for both teams. A couple of crucial points will be up for grabs in this match.
Sunrisers Hyderabad won three games in this season and lost five. They are ranked at the fifth position in the points table. Skipper David Warner and second opener Jonny Bairstow are scoring a major share of team runs.
Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson provided good finish in the last game against Rajasthan Royals. Indian youngsters Priyam Garg and Abhishek Sharma looked good till now but need to be more consistent for the team. Left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed needs to improve his death bowling. Also, pacer Sandip Sharma leaked many runs in death overs in the last match. They will be looking forward to defeating Kolkata Knight Riders to get important two points
Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders are ranked at fourth position in the points table. They won four games out of seven in this season of IPL.
Skipper Dinesh Karthik stepped down from captaincy so English batsman Eion Morgan will lead the Kolkata team from now. Karthik could score only one fifty in seven games in this season of IPL. One down batsman Nitish Rana also didn’t perform consistently in this season of IPL. Bowling action of Sunil Narine reported by umpires so Kolkata dropped him in the last game. Caribbean allrounder Andre Russell also didn’t play any impactful knock for Kolkata till now though he bowled very well in death overs.
English opener Rahul Tripathi is likely to open for Kolkata in this game. English batsman Tom Banton had a horrible game against Bangalore. He would try to cement his position in the team by a good knock in this game. Young Indian batsman Shubman Gill and English batsman Eoin Morgan performed quite well in these games. Speedster Pat Cummins is bowling at a good pace. Kolkata Knight Riders will be anticipating to win this match against Sunrisers Hyderabad to gain two important points from this game.
These two teams played each other 12 times in the last five years, Kolkata Night Riders won seven games out of them and Sunrisers Hyderabad won the remaining five games.
Sunrisers Hyderabad is more likely to win this match but it will be a close game between these two teams.
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Date and Time:
Sunday, October 18, 2020, 3:30 PM IST
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
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