SRH vs KKR Live Score: Sunrisers Hyderabad wins the draw, opts to play against Kolkata Knight Riders | Cricket news
Horsemen of the Kolkata Knights: Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (week), Eoin Morgan (captain), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy
Hyderabad Sunrises: David Warner (captain), Jonny Bairstow (week), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Basil Thampi
Eoin Morgan (KKR):
We will have to improve our basics better, we did not do it against MI in our last match. Two changes for us: Kuldeep and Lockie, for Green and Prasidh. We don’t want to rush Sunil, we’ll give them some time.
David Warner (SRH):
We will have a bowl. Wickets have been a challenge in Dubai compared to this one. Two changes for us: Thampi replaces Khaleel, we have left a roulette wheel.
SHAKE: Hyderabad sunrises Captain David Warner wins the draw, chooses to line up against Kolkata Knight Riders.
It’s TOSS time, folks.
“The sun is up and it’s about 35 degrees right now in Abu Dhabi so it should be comfortable for the players. Today we play field number four and that means there are practically uniform boundaries on both sides of the field. The surface looks green, so it should offer something for the faster men. It’s a throw where you have to hit the deck hard, play short and get rewards “- BY Ian Bishop and Danny Morrison.
On Sunday, the IPL said West Indies spinner Sunil Narine may continue to bowl after he found nothing illegal in his deliveries during an assessment that was prompted by a warning on the field earlier this month. Narine’s team, the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), requested the assessment after referees suspected an illegal elbow flexion in an October 10 draw against Kings XI Punjab and issued a warning. The authorization means the 32-year-old can continue bowling at this year’s tournament, which takes place in the United Arab Emirates due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic in India.
SRH’s star hitter
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HEAD TO HEAD:
#SRH or #KKR? Which team will win the # Dream11IPL Match 35? #SRHvKKR https://t.co/mHFBLSjbTX
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Hello and welcome to the live coverage of Match 35 from IPL 2020 between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders.
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Kolkata Knight Riders, a new captain in the saddle, would be looking to solve their hitting woes and strive for consistency when they take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in an intriguing mid-table.
After a series of sub-par performances, Dinesh Karthik handed over the reins to his substitute Eoin Morgan hours before KKR’s game against the Mumbai Indians on Friday. But the World Cup-winning England captain’s campaign as leader got off to a disappointing start with MI handing KKR an eight-wicket beating.
KKR is still in the top four of the IPL points table behind Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore with four wins and as many losses. But if the two-time champions want to seal a spot in the play-offs, their hitters must step up, ignore their inconsistencies and win games for the team.
After a massive 82 run loss to RCB, the KKR hitters missed once again against the MI bowlers as they dropped to 42 of 4 in the eighth changeover. Half of KKR’s hitters went 61 in the eleventh second. An unbroken 87-run position for the sixth wicket between Morgan (39 not out) and pacemaker Pat Cummins (53 not out) brought them to 148 for 5.
But MI only needed 16.5 overs to check the target, losing two wickets in the process.
At the top, Shubhman Gill hasn’t been able to capitalize on his starts, while Rahul Tripathi hasn’t passed the 20-run mark after his brilliant 81 against the Chennai Super Kings.
Nitish Rana has been a spendthrift and Karthik’s hitting slot has been experienced throughout the tournament. Andre Russell and Morgan also haven’t been able to make the kind of impact expected from players of their caliber.
The KKR bowlers did well to score narrow victories against Kings XI Punjab and CSK, but leaked runs against RCB and MI. To add to his troubles, star spinner Sunil Narine has been reported for a suspicious bowling action and has missed two games since.
The Sunrisers, who are fifth on the points table with just three wins in eight starts, are also struggling. With injuries ruling out Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s spearhead and all-rounder Mitchell Marsh, the Orange Army faces the dilemma of whether to strengthen its hitting or bowling unit, a fact that Captain David Warner acknowledged.
The team relies heavily on its batting unit, primarily on the top four comprising Jonny Bairstow, Warner, Manish Pandey and Kane Williamson.
One area of concern for the Sunrisers is Rashid Khan’s form. After getting impressive numbers like 3/14, 12/12, 3/12, the Afghan spinner remained ineffective in the team’s last two defeats. Rahul Tewatia, Ambati Rayudu and Shane Watson crushed him by six.
Skipper Warner will desperately wait for his star spinner to regain his mojo, which is imperative for the team’s success.
The teams (of):
Horsemen of the Kolkata Knights: Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Rinku Singh, Shubman Gill, Siddhesh Lad, Ali Khan, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Pat Cummins, Prasidh Krishna, Guerrero Sandeep, Shivam Mavarthy Russell, Chris Green, M Siddharth, Sunil Narine, Nikhil Naik, Tom Banton.
Hyderabad Sunrises: David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Shreevats Goswami, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Wriddhiman Saha, Abdul Samad, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Jason Holder, Abhishek Sharma, B Sandeep, Sanjay Yadav , Fabian Allen, Prithvi Raj Yarra, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddharth Kaul, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan, Basil Thampi.