KOL vs SRH Dream11 Team: The Match 8 of the Dream 11 Indian Premier League 2020 will witness Kolkata Knights riders lock horns against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Both teams look equally strong in the paper, and they are coming into this game after a loss in their first league match. The team has exciting young talent like Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, and fast bowler like Shivam Mavi. The latter two performed for the team in the last match, especially Mavi who contained the opposition in the death overs and kept churning wickets inconsistent manner. The West Indian stars, Andre Russell and Sunil Narine will look to be the driving force of the team, owing to their experience in the T20 matches. The calm presence of Dinesh Karthik and Eoin Morgan will be very helpful for the team in crucial situations. The speedster, Pat Cummins gave away too many runs but was quite impressed with the bat. He would like to improve his bowling to keep the opposition score as low as possible.
On the other side, SRH team is known for its strength in the bowling department but faltered in the first league match. The team is highly reliant on their opening pair, Jonny Bairstow and David Warner, where the former tried to continue his merry way as he did against the Australian side, but soon was bowled by Chahal. The middle order of the team includes players like Manish Pandey and Vijay Shankar that can steer the ship of the team to a comfortable position. Most probably, Mohammad Nabi will be the part of the playing XI. Along with him, Rashid Khan would like to maintain optimum pressure and replicate their wicket-taking ability over the years in the IPL. It would be interesting to see which team comes over the top in the KOL vs SRH Dream 11 prediction.
8th Match- Indian Premier League
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
Date- Saturday, 26th September 2020
Time- 06:30 PM (Local time)- 07:30 PM (IST)
Venue- Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Streaming- Live on Disney+Hotstar App & Star Sports channels on TV.
Apart from the spinners, the medium pacers have also achieved much success here. Anything above 160 here would be a good score for the team batting first.
There are no chances of rain at Abu Dhabi. It will be a full game.
Both the teams are on the bottom of the table with 0 wins, and one team will surely open their account tomorrow.
KKR have a balanced team but failed to perform in the last game v MI. All the overseas players failed in the game and will be pumped to give their all in this one.
SRH lost their first game to RCB, where unluckily Warner got run out. Bairstow batted really well but couldn't finish it alone and the middle order collapsed badly. Mitchell Marsh is ruled out of the IPL, due to the injury, he succumbed to while bowling. Jason Holder has replaced him for the rest of the tournament.
The chances of both of them winning this one are 50-50, with a lot of exciting talents in both the sides & the best overseas' talent of IPL. The odds of KOL winning this are greater than what of SRH. For Kolkata, the batting order has to give an explosive start, which has to be followed by a couple of most explosive players in T20 cricket. For SRH, Bairstow and Warner are, and always will be front runners for their win, followed by Manish Pandey. One of them has to perform to their best to win this one. Here is the probable XI for KOL vs SRH Dream 11 prediction.
KOL vs SRH Dream 11 Playing XI
KKR Playing 11 (expected)
Dinesh Karthik (c & wk)
Nikhil Naik/ Rahul Tripathi
Kamlesh Nagarkoti/Sandeep Warrier
SRH Playing 11 (expected)
David Warner (c)
Jonny Bairstow (wk)
Jonny Bairstow- He has played only 11 games in the IPL, where he has scored 506 runs, all of them in the last season for Sunrisers Hyderabad and lone warrior innings of 61 runs in the last game, which they lost, unfortunately. The star England opener in the limited format will be excited to open for SRH and give some good start on the board alongside David.
S Narine- The West Indian spinner, who is also one of the most successful T20 player. He'll be my first choice of captain, as he bowls 4 overs and opens the batting too. He's a magical batsman and a spectacular spinner; he can't be left out of any fantasy team and also in the choice of captains. Narine has played 111 matches in the IPL and has scored 780 runs (most when opened) with 123 wickets from the ball. S Devine- The captain of the New Zealand team has been a phenomenal player for New Zealand since her debut in 2006. With 2384 runs in 91 matches, she has firmly held the New Zealand T20 batting department over the years. In the BBL, she has represented the Adelaide Strikers team. She scored 132 runs in 4 matches, and was the leading run-scorer for the team in the World Cup 2020 and would like to continue her good form and help the team to start off the series with a win.
David Warner- The captain of the Sunrisers team has been an exceptional performer for the franchise over the years. With a total of 4712 runs in the IPL, he has been a part of the franchise since 2014, and under his leadership; the team won the title in 2016. Although, he has not shown any good form in the recently concluded limited-overs series in England, and did not score many runs in the first match. Yet, he still remains as one of the best captains picks for KOL vs SRH today match prediction.
A Russell- The most dangerous T20 batsman in the world right now can be one of the best vice-captains picks for your team. In the recently concluded CPL, he scored 222 runs in 8 innings and helped the team in crucial situations. Additionally, he has been one of the best performers for the side for the last 2 years and would like to continue the good form. Although he could not perform as per the expectation, he still is one of the most important players for the team.
N Rana- A talented middle-order batsman has impressed everyone since he was bought by the Kolkata team in 2018. He has amassed 1021 runs in 47 IPL matches. He has often helped the team to post a good total in the board after the top order collapses. In the last match, he got off to a good start but could continue the momentum. With adequate experience, he is surely one of the most important players for your fantasy team and the Kolkata team.
M Pandey- A phenomenal player with an adequate amount of experience would be one of the best vice-captain picks from the Hyderabad team. He was the first Indian player to hit a century in IPL 2009. He has come a long way after that, with an average performance for the Indian team, he has been impressive in the IPL over the years. He has scored 2877 runs in 131 IPL matches at an average of 29.35. In the last match, he scored 34 runs and would like to score more for lifting the performance of the team.