The city of Kolkata is all set to organize the 2nd match of the 12th season of Indian Premier League on Sunday, at the Eden Garden Stadium. The upcoming match will be organized between Shahrukh owned Kolkata Knight Riders & Kalanithi Maran’s Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Last year runner-ups, Sunrisers Hyderabad, are all set to fight Kolkata Knight Riders, the two-time title winners. Both the teams who are known to have a strong bowling game will be against one another to register the second victory of the season under their name. The game which is believed to be full of excitement & spice will definitely bring something shocking for the audience. Let’s see who’ll score what & who will get away with the title.
A total of 7 matches have only been played between SRH & KKR at the Eden Gardens wherein Kolkata remained always remained unbeatable, apart from the year 2018. Last year, KKR lost both the matches it played against SRH at the Eden Gardens.
Talking about the pitch it is expected to be neutral for both the teams, offering a small benefit to the fast bowlers of the teams.
Highest Score on the Pitch: 180/4 by KKR in IPL 2013 in KKR vs SRH matches
Lowest Score on the Pitch: 132 by SRH in IPL 2013 in KKR vs SRH matches
Average 1st Innings score: 156 runs
Average 2nd Innings score: 143 runs
KKR: Team Analysis & Playing XI
In the IPL auctions, the franchise roped in various new faces which might play a positive role for the team. However, on the other note, some major players of the team, namely, Anrich Nortje, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, and Shivam Mavi are believed to miss the game due to injuries.
Probable Playing XI: Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Dinesh Karthik (C&WK), Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, C Brathwaithe/Lockie Ferguson, Kuldeep Yadav, and Prasidh Krishna.
SRH: Team Analysis & Playing XI
Talking about the team formation of Sunrisers Hyderabad, the Australian player, David Warner will be making a comeback to the team after resting in the previous IPL due to the ban on him. Also, Kane Williamson, one of the prominent players of the team, is expected to miss the team opener following a shoulder injury.
Probable Playing XI: D Warner, W Saha (WK), J Bairstow, Manish Pandey/D Hooda, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul and Sandeep Sharma/Khaleel Ahmed.
Let’s see whose game will be stronger & who will get away with the winner title. For the latest sports updates stay tuned to MyTeam11.