SRH vs KOL Dream11 Prediction: Two teams which are in similar situations in their campaigns will look to end the misery of their recent matches. Although Kolkata Knight Riders are having two more points than Sunrisers Hyderabad but a loss here won’t be good for the chances of any of these teams. Both the teams were also hit hard by the unavailability of their key player due to different reasons in middle of their campaigns. We will preview SRH vs KOL Dream11 contest.
Sunrisers Hyderabad lost their last match against Chennai Super Kings convincingly. Bowling first, fast bowlers proved very expansive as they failed to make regular inroads into CSK batting lineup. Spinners also failed to pick up wickets in the middle overs. Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed and T Natarajan scalped two each with Sandeep Sharma being the standout performer among them. CSK set a target of 168 runs in front SRH batting lineup. In reply, SRH batting cream lies in their top order and once top 3 were dismissed cheaply, it was always going to be difficult for them. Kane Williamson fought a lone battle with his 57 runs but could not guide his team to two points as SRH fell short by 20 runs.
A change in captaincy couldn’t change the fortunes of KKR as they went down against Mumbai Indians in their last match. Batting first, KKR copped a collapse of the highest order as they lost 5 for 61 in first half of their innings. Eoin Morgan was joined by Pat Cummins for the rescue act as both did extremely well to take KKR to a total of 148 runs. But the score was still below par as it was evident as soon as MI openers took field. Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock broke the back of the chase with their partnership of 94 runs in quick time. Quinton de Kock was particularly menacing as KKR bowlers failed to make any impressions. Varun Chakravarthy and Shivam Mavi took one each but MI registered a comfortable win by 8 wickets.
In head-to-head comparisons, Kolkata Knight Riders have performed well against Sunrisers Hyderabad historically. KKR have won 11 matches while SRH were victorious on 7 occasions in 18 matches played between these two sides. KKR lead the proceedings in last 5 matches with a lead of 3-2. In the first meeting this year, KKR beat SRH by 7 wickets at the same venue.
The average scores across all the venues have come down significantly in last week or so. There are clear indications that pitches are getting tired and also started spinning a bit. It will not be easy to bat second going forward. Abu Dhabi is having a large playing area and batsmen need to have a proper hit to get the boundary. All in all, 160 should be a par total here if you are batting first.
Fixture name: Sunrisers Hyderabad Vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 35, IPL 2020
Competition: IPL 2020
Date: 18th October 2020
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Stadium: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Sunrisers Hyderabad: 02, Kolkata Knight Riders: 03, NR: 00
Kolkata Knight Riders: Matches- 8, Win- 4, Loss- 4, Points- 8, Standing- 4th
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Matches- 8, Win- 3, Loss- 5, Points- 6, Standing- 5th
Sunrisers Hyderabad: LLWLW
Kolkata Knight Riders: LLWWL
Kolkata Knight Riders (148/5, 20 Overs) lost to Mumbai Indians (149/2, 16.5 Overs) by 8 wickets, 16th October 2020.
Let’s take a look at the squad news and SRH Vs KOL Dream11 predictions for today’s encounter.
WK: Jonny Bairstow
Batsmen: David Warner, Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill
All-rounders: Andre Russell
Bowlers: Rashid Khan, T Natarajan, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy
Wicket-keeper: D Karthik, J Bairstow
Batsmen: D Warner, K Williamson, E Morgan, M Pandey, S Gill
All-rounder: A Russell
Bowlers: P Cummins, S Mavi, S Sharma
Captain Choices: D Warner, E Morgan
Vice-captain choices: S Gill, M Pandey
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As per our Today Match Prediction, Kolkata Knight Riders are slight favourites to win this clash against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Although both the teams had limited success so far, KKR look a stronger unit on paper overall. The outcome will mostly be decided by the performances of overseas core of both the sides.