SRH vs KKR Match Preview: Hyderabad and Kolkata desperate to return to victory


There are two matches to be held in IPL 2020 today. The first match of the day will be between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). This match is very important for both teams. Kolkata are fourth and Hyderabad are fifth in the points table. There has been a match between the two teams earlier in the tournament. In this match, Kolkata defeated Hyderabad by seven wickets.

Kolkata changed the captaincy just before the last match. Dinesh Karthik is now replaced by Eoin Morgan. The team did not get the advantage in the last match. The two-time IPL winning team was badly beaten by the defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI). The team lost by eight wickets in that match. The team’s top order failed in the match. Captain Morgan had also blamed the loss and said that there is a need to improve as soon as possible. Another major headache for KKR is Russell’s form. Morgan has also failed to make a mark so far.

In bowling, Pat Cummins, the famous Krishna, Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagerkoti did not appear in rhythm against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK). After this, his performance against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Mumbai deteriorated further. It will be seen whether Sunil Narine gets a place in the last eleven? His bowling action has been reported as suspicious. He has not played the last two matches since then.

Talking about Hyderabad, the team lacked experience in batting. The team’s success is heavily dependent on the performances of captain David Warner, his fellow openers Johnny Bairstow and Kane Williamson. After the loss to Chennai in the previous match, Captain Warner said that he missed a batsman. The team has performed brilliantly in bowling. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was ruled out of the tournament due to injury, but the trio of Team Natarajan, Khalil Ahmed and Sandeep Sharma have not let them fall short. Apart from this, spinner Rashid Khan has also performed well.

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