Match : 8
Teams : Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad(SRH)
Toss : Sunrisers Won the and Elected to Bat First.
Venue : Abu Dhabi
Team Update : For SRH, there is one forced change due to Mitchell Marsh Injury as he is ruled out in IPL 2020 who got replaced by Afghanistan all -rounder Nabi got a chance in Playing XI and Left Arm Pace bowler Khaleel Ahmed played for Sandeep Sharma.
For KKR, they had a couple of changes , Kamlesh Nagarkoti & Varun Chakarvathy are played in for Nikhil Nayak & Sandeep Warrior. Dinesh Karthick went with a proper six bowling option in this Match, that was a great move by the skipper for Team Selection.
Here is our Review and Analysis of the Match between Sunrisers Hyderabad & Kolkata Knight Riders . In the First Innings SRH, went for an early wicket of Jonny Bairstow which was a huge blow for the batting team as they completely depend on the opening pair . Dinesh Karthick calculation cost him a wicket within the powerplay overs, their Strike bowler Pat Cummins who failed to perform up to his potential in the first match , proved his worth in this match by taking an important wicket in early stage of the match.After that , Warner and Manish Pandey had a huge responsibility on their shoulders of setting a decent target of KKR . But , Varun Chakravarthy from KKR , took an important breakthrough of David warner straight after the Timeout which shifts momentum towards KKR After that Saha and Pandey partnership didn’t do any favour to SRH ScoreCard as they rotated the strike on every ball with single and double. Although Manish Pandey Scored half century , he failed to stand till 20th over and was not able to set above par score for KKR . From SRH, Manish Pandey was the only batsman who was pretty decent with his but failed to accelerate runs at the death overs. Sunrisers Scored 142 -4 in 20 overs.
On Second Innings, with an easy target to chase, Shubman Gill played a perfect start with Nithish Rana in second wicket partnership , Rana Cameo of 26 runs with 6 boundaries made to believe this game is T2o format , other than that it was a slow match for viewers .Both Narine , Captain Dinesh karhick went for a Duck. Then Morgan & Shubman Gill at the end chased the easy target of 143 within 18 overs and made a comfortable victory for Kolkkata Knight Riders.Shubman Gill played outstandingly well with his shots , scored 70 runs from 52 balls and Morgan also Scored 42 from 29 balls which made KKR to move to 5th position in the points table.
Game Changing Moment:
David Warner Wicket from Varun Chakravarthy after the Time out was the game changing moment for KKR, if Warner stands in the middle till end, he will completely dominate the field with his batting .
DrawBacks for SRH:
As we already mentioned in our preview, SRH completely depend on the two big match openers Warner & Bairstow so if they take the wicket of these two game will turn to opponent Teams, So they could try to bring Kane Williamson in the middle by dropping Nabi in their squad so that it will bring balance to the team .
Positives for KKR:
After a loss against Mumbai , KKR Stepped up well and squad selection with 6 bowling options worked well for them , if someone like Kuldeep did not get a rhythm in the field there are some chances for the skipper to shift the bowling option with Russel as a 7 th bowling option. KKR designed their playing XI with a great plan and executed well in this match.
Man of the Match :
Shubman Gill Awarded man of the match for his wonderful performance.