HYD vs KOL MPL Team: Two teams who are in a desperate need of a win and who are coming on the back of two consecutive losses, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders, are set to meet in a match that would bring hope for one squad and fight for survival for another. KKR have four wins and four losses from eight matches while SRH have won 3 and lost 5 out of their 8 completed contests. Both teams have problems of their own that they are struggling to tackle, KKR have already seen the change in leadership with Dinesh Karthik passing on the baton to Eoin Morgan while Sunrisers have struggled in both batting and bowling department and the momentum is against them. The last time these two teams met KKR restricted SRH to only 142 and reached the total with two overs to spare.
Fixture: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Match 35, IPL 2020
Date: Sunday, 17th October 2020
Time: 3:30 PM (IST); 2:00 PM (Local Time)
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Pitch Report: All three pitches are slowing down and teams batting first have a definite advantage (considering you don’t have an AB de Villiers in your squad chasing) and the trend of captain winning the toss and deciding to bat first should continue. The average score has been in 160s and the team batting first will be hoping for extra 10-15 runs for the cushion.
Team News HYD: SRH have struggled on the injury front losing Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mitchell Marsh very early in the season and they don’t have a lot to pick and chose from. Mohammad Nabi is on the bench and he is likely to be there considering the consistency of Kane Williamson.
Team News KOL: Sunil Narine is likely to miss this game too as there is no news coming from the KKR camp. Narine’s absence has left a void in KKR’s spin attack and Kuldeep Yadav may get a game after warming the bench for past few games.
SRH vs KKR MPL Playing 11
HYD Playing 11 (Predicted)
1 David Warner (capt)
2 Jonny Bairstow (wk)
3 Manish Pandey
4 Kane Williamson
5 Priyam Garg
6 Vijay Shankar
7 Rashid Khan
8 Shahbaz Nadeem
9 Sandeep Sharma
10 Khaleel Ahmed
11 T Natarajan
KOL Playing 11 (Predicted)
1 Shubman Gill
2 Rahul Tripathi
3 Nitish Rana
4 Eoin Morgan (capt)
5 Andre Russell
6 Dinesh Karthik (wk)
7 Pat Cummins
8 Lockie Ferguson
9 Kuldeep Yadav
10 Varun Chakravarthy
11 Shivam Mavi
David Warner: The Australian opener has not been his bullish self with a below-par strike-rate of 121 but that doesn’t mean he is not scoring runs. Warner has 284 runs to show for himself but he will be the first one to acknowledge that those haven’t been match-winning runs. However, in Fantasy Leagues you need the runs and with Warner, you get that.
Shubman Gill: The reason why we have picked Gill is because of his 70* in the win against SRH the last time KKR came across them. Gill looks at ease every time he comes out to bat but it is the flow that is missing. Gill will be hoping to repeat his feat and at a good pace as he was touted to do great things this season which he hasn’t so far. We consider him a good pick in SRH vs KKR MPL Fantasy Cricket Tips.
Kane Williamson: Williamson has shown why he is one of the bests in the world scoring 152 runs at a brilliant strike-rate of 144. It is amazing how he is batting at a better pace then Warner and Bairstow and is a must-have in your team. SRH should be considering to bat him at No. 3 seeing how Manish Pandey’s form has taken a dip.
Eoin Morgan: The new captain of KKR has under-batted so far playing at an average of 20.5 balls per match which is too low for a batsman of his class and when the team is struggling with the bat. Morgan will have his task cut-out against the spin of Rashid Khan though.
X-Factors – Differential Picks
Rashid Khan: Rashid struggled in the last match conceding 30 runs without picking a wicket but that doesn’t change the fact that he is their biggest match-winner and with 10 wickets at an impressive economy of 5.3 shows the form he is in. Rashid is a warrior and he will come back strongly in this SRH vs KKR Dream11 Today Match Prediction.
Shivam Mavi: Yes, we want you to pick Mavi because he has been KKR’s best bowler (considering that Narine has been missing games). Mavi has taken six crucial wickets so far in the season and has a good economy of 7.6 in the powerplay overs.