IPL 2020: KKR Look To Earn Points Against Sunrisers - Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Dream11 Prediction

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KKR and SRH lost their opening matches and the duo will be looking to earn points here


 In the 8th match of Indian Premier League 2020, Sunrisers Hyderabad will lock their horns against Kolkata Knight Riders. It will be second game of the season for both the teams and the duo are coming into this game after facing a defeat in their opening matches. KKR lost to Mumbai Indians by a huge margin of 49 runs whereas Sunrisers Hyderabad lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore by 10 runs. 

Being one the most fancied teams of IPL, fans of Kolkata would be disappointed to see how their beloved team went down against Mumbai despite having one the best middle order which comprise of renowned power hitters. 

There were lot of players who were surprisingly included in playing eleven. Inclusion of Sandeep Warrier, Nikhil Naik made everyone surprised. There were better players who could have been included in final lineup. Prasidh Krishna is a way better bowler than Warrier but couldn't find a place in starting lineup in the first match of the season. 

Before start of the season, KKR's middle order gained headlines which include players like Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russel. But none among these renowned players could perform as per their reputation which resulted in team's heavy defeat. 

However there are several other concerns as well. 

Sunil Narine is considered as one of the most valuable player in T20 cricket due to his ability to hit the ball over boundary ropes as well as he bowls during crucial situation in match. But his weakness against short pitch deliveries got exposed in the last game. He might continue to struggle against short pitch deliveries taking the nature of pitches in UAE into consideration. 

Apart from this biggest weakness of Kolkata lies in bowling department. They have costliest bowler of this season in their team i.e. Pat Cummins, but Cummins couldn't justify his price tag in the first match against Mumbai and leaked lot of runs. Even in spin department, Kuldeep Yadav looked out of touch and went on to concede lot of runs without taking a single wicket. 

If KKR wants to qualify for the play off, the team needs to overcome its weaknesses as soon as possible. 

On the other hand Sunrisers Hyderabad also lost their first match against Royal Challengers Bangalore. This year David Warner has been named captain of Hyderabad instead of Kane Williamson. However just like KKR, team selection of Sunrisers Hyderabad didn't seem appropriate. Players like Kane Williamson, Mohammad Nabi were not included in playing eleven which resulted in their loss. 

Middle order of Hyderabad was relatively weaker. Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma are inexperienced middle order batsmen and SRH must look to accommodate Williamson and Nabi in their playing eleven in order to boost their middle order. 

If we compare bowling attack of Hyderabad with Kolkata then it's far better than KKR. SRH have bowlers like Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan who are renowned T20 specialist bowlers. Apart from this Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan were not as expensive as that of KKR's local fast bowlers. 

We can conclude that the team which will overcome their faults of playing eleven is expected to dominate this game. With both sides packed with renowned players, it is expected to another cracking game in initial weeks of IPL 2020. 


Match Details 

Venue - Sheikh Zayed Stadium

Date - 26 September 2020

Timings - 7:30 PM ( IST ) 

Tournament - Indian Premier League 2020

Format - T20, Match 8


Weather Condition - The conditions would be hot and humid in Abu Dhabi on match day with no chances of rain along with clear skies.

Temperature - 36°Celsius 

Precipitation - 0%

Humidity - 58%

Wind Speed - 18 km/h 


Pitch Condition - The surface at Sheikh Zayed Stadium has been pretty good for batting so far. There was good amount of pace as we have seen in last match. Decent amount of grass has been left of the pitch in order to help the ball come on to bat nicely. Anything over 175 will be difficult to chase on surface like this. 


Toss Strategy - Win The Toss, Bowl First 

Recent match in IPL 2020 have been won by batting first side but still the sides are choosing to bowl first after winning the toss. It is because of dew which plays its part in second half of the game. It become difficult for the bowlers to grip the ball and hence side that will win the toss is expected to field first. 


Probable Playing 11 For Kolkata Knight Riders

1. Sunil Narine

2. Shubman Gill

3. Dinesh Karthik ( C & WK ) 

4. Nitish Rana

5. Eoin Morgan

6. Andre Russel

7. Nikhil Naik

8. Pat Cummins

9. Shivam Mavi

10. Kuldeep Yadav

11. Sandeep Warrier


Probable Playing 11 For Sunrisers Hyderabad

1. David Warner ( C ) 

2. Jonny Bairstow

3. Kane Williamson

4. Manish Pandey

5. Vijay Shankar

6. Abhishek Sharma

7. Priyam Garg

8. Rashid Khan

9. Bhuvneshwar Kumar

10. Sandeep Sharma 

11. T Natarajan


Best Picks For Dream11 From Kolkata Knight Riders 

👉 Sunil Narine

👉 Shubman Gill

👉 Dinesh Karthik

👉 Pat Cummins

👉 Shivam Mavi


Best Choices For Dream11 From Sunrisers Hyderabad

👉 Jonny Bairstow

👉 David Warner

👉 Kane Williamson ( If Plays )

👉 Bhuvneshwar Kumar

👉 Rashid Khan


Best Choices For Captain & Vice Captain Will Be - 

👉 Jonny Bairstow

👉 Sunil Narine

👉 Kane Williamson ( If Plays )

👉 Jonny Bairstow


Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Odds Comparison Case Study

Kolkata Knight Riders is currently placed at 2.00. If we calculate the winning percentage of Kolkata Knight Riders at these odds then it comes out to be 50.00 percent.

On the other hand Sunrisers Hyderabad is currently placed at 1.80. If we calculate the winning percentage of Sunrisers Hyderabad at these odds then it comes out to be 55.55 percent. 


Match Winner Prediction - Kolkata Knight Riders


Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Dream11 Team 



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Disclaimer - We have created this team based on our own instincts and analysis. Make necessary changes in your final Dream11 team once the lineup is announced. Read our preview and try to make your own Dream11 team. 







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