Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders: (Eliminator)
The big match of the tournament where the 2 big teams of the tournament will clash each other and the loser will go home however the winner will go to Qualifier 2 and will play against Gujarat Lions. It’s the Sunrisers Hyderabad who will take on the Kolkata Knight Riders Match will be played at a neutral venue Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi. Match will start at 7:30 PM Pakistan Standard time. Sunrisers Hyderabad ended at no 3 in the points table whereas Kolkata Knight Riders at no 4.
Starting from the Kolkata Knight Riders side who have done a great job in the tournament but worked really hard in their last few matches to go through the next round and finally they have a big chance for winning their 3rd title. As a whole they have a very good side with some really good player of this format and so far they have executed their plans very well. Good news for that is Andre Russell who is back in the team and is fit for the match against SRH. Russel so far have won Bangladesh Premier League, Ram Slam, Big bash league Pakistan Super League and ICC world t20 in last 6 months for his teams so let’s see will he be the lucky charm for Kolkata this year. Yusuf Pathan role will be very crucial as he has done a role of match winner in the team. As a whole their batting is quite stable and doesn’t need much changes in the team. Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey have to work and play sensibly in the knockout match. Coming towards their bowling where all eyes will be on the mystery bowler Sunil Narine who couldn’t do a lot but still he can play a very important role in the match. KKR have played their last match against SRH and they won it quite convincingly so they have to use this as positive and just need to show their best game.
Coming towards the Sunrisers Hyderabad side who so far has played this tournament quite brilliantly but after losing their last 2 matches now they just need to turn their fortunes otherwise it will be curtains for them. SRH have a very decent side with a lot of talented players but the big defeat against the KKR side will put a negative impact on the team. Their captain has played a main role in their batting and David is so far the 3rd highest run scorer in the top run scorer so his role in tomorrow’s match will be of prime importance. Shikhar Dhawan, Yuvraj Singh and Eoin Morgan will also have to take the responsibility and have to give their best if they really want to go through the next round. The biggest edge for SRH is their bowling which is the main reason they are in the final 4. Their pacers have done an excellent job for the team and they just need to click the way they use to in the earlier matches.
Pitch of Delhi favors the bowlers but most of the matches of Delhi were played at Raipur so we will expect a new and Fresh pitch for this match.