Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will both look back from two consecutive defeats in their last two matches. KKR was defeated by Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore, while SRH lost to Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals. However, there has been a lot of positive response from both the teams in terms of individual players facing the challenge and all-round efforts are expected to get their campaign back on track.
David Warner: Captain Warner has become SRH’s most consistent bowler so far this season, scoring two fifties in eight innings and five more than 300 points. His partnership with Johnny Bairstow has been crucial in SRH’s fortunes and the pair are expected to give their team another good start. Warner has 284 runs so far with strike rates of 354.50 and 121.88.
Johnny BairstowWarner’s opening pair got off to a strong start before a 97-run partnership against Kings XI Punjab. However, with another half-century from eight matches, SRH will be optimistic that England’s devastating batsman is not yet the best. Bairstow also brought his ‘A’ game to the table and added 2 his0 runs this season.
Rashid KhanWillie legspinner took three sixes on the strength of Rahul Tewatia’s death in the match against Rajasthan Royals, but the Afghanistan star returned with the bat while retaining SRH in the match against CSK. In the last few balls, he scored 1 sc in just eight balls with fours and a six. Matches. Rashid has always been in danger with 10 wickets in eight matches at an unhealthy economy rate of 4 and KKR will be wary of him.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Shubhaman GillGill, the highest-performing batsman for KKR, has scored 275 runs in eight matches at an average of 39.28 with two fifties. He hit an unbeaten hit0 in IPL 2020 so far – the last time he played against SRH and in the second match he would have expected better. Gill at the top of the order can be seen anchoring the left and batting.
Ian Morgan: New captain Morgan got off to a tough start as KKR beat Mumbai in Abu Dhabi. However, he recovered from the middle-order match and remained unbeaten on 2 off runs for 2298 runs. He will have to do a better job than this as KKR understood 148 to be equal.
Pat Cummins: There has been a bowling problem for KKR this season. None of his 20 wickets have been bowled so far. Cummins, bought for Rs. With just two wickets for Rs 1.50 crore, he showed his ability as an all-rounder by scoring an unbeaten half-century in the last match. Cummins remained unbeaten on 53 off just 36 balls and added 87 runs for the fifth wicket with Morgan. KKR hopes that the batting form will come to an end once and for all.