Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 35th T20 Match Prediction 18 Oct 2020

Indian Premier League 2020

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 35th T20 Match Prediction

2020-10-19

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Sunrisers Hyderabad

8.15 163/6 in 20.0
8.15 163/5 in 20.0

Kolkata Knight Riders

8.15 163/6 in 20.0
8.15 163/5 in 20.0 Cricbettingbuzz
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Cricbettingbuzz Toss Winner - Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and chose to bowl first
Cricbettingbuzz Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 10 wickets

Man of the Match: Lockie Ferguson

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders cricket betting odds

SRH 1.95
KKR 1.76

SRH vs KKR Prediction

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Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kolkata Knight Riders lock horns in a high-octane clash

  • Sunrisers Hyderabad lost their precious match against Chennai Super Kings.
  • Sandeep Sharma and Kane Williamson delivered credible performance in the previous match.
  • Kolkata Knight Riders lost their previous game against Mumbai Indians

Expect Sunrisers Hyderabad to overcome Kolkata Knight Riders by a close margin.

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Match Preview

Sunrisers Hyderabad will be looking to get back to winning ways when they face Kolkata Knight Riders in the 33rd match of 2020 Indian Premier League at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.

Sunrisers Hyderabad batting failed to counter Chennai spinners to see them lose the game by 20 runs. Captain David Warner will be looking to make changes to their playing XI for this game.

On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders suffered comprehensive defeat at the hands of Mumbai Indians. The franchise will be looking to make changes to their playing XI after suffering back-to-back defeats in the competition.

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Teams Preview

Sunrisers Hyderabad

The side will be looking to make strong comeback in this fixture. The team management might one or two changes to the playing XI. In their previous game, Sunrisers put in a decent bowling performance despite losing the toss against Chennai Super Kings.

Pacer Sandeep Sharma was the pick of the bowlers for Sunrisers against Chennai and claimed 2 for 19 in his four overs.  Khaleel Ahmed and T Natarajan conceded more than 10 runs an over and will need to put in an improved performance in this contest.

Chasing 168 runs for victory, Captain David Warner and Manish Pandey perished for single-digit scores to see Sunrisers get off to a poor start.Wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow also failed to capitalize on his good start and perished in the 10t over after scoring 23 runs off 24 balls with the help of two boundaries.

With Sunrisers needing 108 runs off 60 balls to win the match, Kane Williamson and Priyam Garg came together and put on a 40-run partnership. Despite Williamson valiant efforts with the bat, Sunrisers Hyderabad fell 20 runs short of the target.

For Sunrisers, Kane Williamson was the standout player with the bat against Chennai. He played exceedingly well and finished the innings with the top-score of 57 runs off 39 balls with the help of seven fours.

Besides Williamson, Priyam Garg scored 16 runs off 16 balls, whereas Rashid Khan and Vijay Shankar produced scores of 14 and 12 respectively.

Sunrisers Hyderabad Actual Playing XI:

Vijay Shankar, T Natarajan, Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, S Sharma, KS Williamson, Basil Thampi, David Warner, Priyam Garg

Sunrisers Hyderabad Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
K Williamson 57 39 7 0 146.15
J Bairstow 23 24 2 0 95.83
P Garg 16 18 1 0 88.89
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Sharma 4.0 0 19 2 4.75
K Ahmed 4.0 0 45 2 11.25
T Natarajan 4.0 0 41 2 10.25
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Sharma 4.0 0 19 2 4.75
K Ahmed 4.0 0 45 2 11.25
T Natarajan 4.0 0 41 2 10.25
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Sunrisers Hyderabad Predicted Playing XI

David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan

Kolkata Knight Riders

The franchise is currently lying at fourth place with 8 points to their name after eight matches played in the competition.

In their previous clash, Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and opted to bat first. Rahul Tripathi and Nitish Rana perished for low scores to see Kolkata get off to a shaky start.

Opener Shubham Gill failed to capitalize on his good start and perished in the 7th over to see Kolkata lose their third wicket with 44 runs on the board. Wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik failed to make an impression with the bat to see Kolkata lose their way in the innings.

Newly-appointed Eoin Morgan and Pat Cummins led the fightback for Kolkata Knight Riders and 87-run partnership for the fourth wicket and post a compeititve total on the board.

For Kolkata, Tail-ender Pat Cummins was the standout performer with the bat. He notched up his maiden half-century in Indian Premier League and smashed five fours and two sixes in his innings. He was well supported by Eoin Morgan, who chipped in with 39 not out off 29 balls with the help of two fours and two sixes.

In the bowling department, onus will be on the likes of Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi and Varun Chakravarthy to make crucial breakthroughs. Leg-spinner Varun Chakravarthy bowled well and finished with figures of 1 for 23 in his four overs.

Kolkata Knight Riders Actual Playing XI:

Shubman Gill, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Lockie Ferguson, Pat Cummins, Nitish Rana, Shivam Mavi, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, RA Tripathi

Kolkata Knight Riders Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
P Cummins 53 36 5 2 147.22
E Morgan 39 29 2 2 134.48
S Gill 21 23 2 0 91.3
Bowlers O M R W Econ
V Chakravarthy 4.0 0 23 1 5.75
S Mavi 3.0 0 24 1 8
C Green 2.5 0 24 0 8.47
Bowlers O M R W Econ
V Chakravarthy 4.0 0 23 1 5.75
S Mavi 3.0 0 24 1 8
C Green 2.5 0 24 0 8.47
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Kolkata Knight Riders Predicted Playing XI

Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell, Chris Green, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds

The wicket prepared at Sheikh Zayed Stadium is going to be on the slower side. Spinners will get more out of the surface in the second half of the game. The weather forecast for Sunday’s game is going to have clear skies in the evening.

Venue Details

In the previous meeting between the two teams, Kolkata Knight Riders registered seven-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad.

On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad won their previous game against Delhi Capitals at this venue.

Toss Prediction

Both the teams will be looking to win the toss and bat first. The average first innings score at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi has been around 150 to 160 runs.

Winning Prediction

Based on current form, Sunrisers Hyderabad will fancy their chances of beating Kolkata Knight Riders. With the top-order in excellent form so far this season, Sunrisers Hyderabad will be looking to put in a dominant batting performance against Kolkata Knight Riders.

Expect Sunrisers Hyderabad to overcome Kolkata Knight Riders by a close margin.

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