One team ends their campaign here if they lose, Sunrisers Hyderabad will take on Kolkata Knight Riders in eliminator of Indian Premier League 2017. Kolkata Knight Riders looked finishing second in the table before Supergiants overtook them to grab second spot. In must win game, Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Gujarat Lions by handsome margin to secure their playoffs berth.
Kolkata Knight Riders looks pretty balanced side, Chris Lynn comeback from injury have boosted batting line-up. Sunil Narine opening the innings have come good so far for Knight Riders so they’ll be expecting one more firing inning from him. So far, left-hander Gautam Gambhir and Manish Pandey have played middle order batsman role and they’ll be forced into all pressure if opening pair fails.
Nathan Coulter-Nile is expected to play, if he plays then Trent Boult may make way for him in Playing XI. Ankit Rajpoot has been in good form, he conceded only 14 runs of 3 overs he bowled and also took important wicket of Rohit Sharma.
Meanwhile, Hyderabad will be looking to carry on their winning momentum. Last time these two sides met in Hyderabad where David Warner demolished each bowlers to score blistering century. He is Orange Cap holder this season with 604 runs of 13 matches at an astonishing average of 60. Suspense over Yuvraj Singh continues, if he’s fit then Vijay Shankar might have to sacrifice his place.
Purple Cap holder, Bhuvneshwar Kumar needs to give his team early wickets that he has been doing for long. Rashid Khan played crucial role during initial matches whose contribution played major role in SRH success. He has bagged 17 wickets in 13 matches he has played.
This encounter will be a treat to watch as two balanced sides of IPL 10 clashes to stay in contention for title. Don’t miss out.