Kolkata Knight Riders changed their captaincy in the 2020 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) amid the Corona epidemic but their fortunes did not change. Due to this, England’s Eoin Morgan, who became the new captain after Dinesh Karthik, lost by eight wickets to Mumbai Indians in the first match. At the same time, he will face David Warner’s captained Sunrisers Hyderabad in the first match in Sunday’s double header.
Morgan will find the right combination
In such a situation, it can be assumed that Morgan got the captaincy of the team in the evening after getting the captaincy in the day, but he probably had less time. Now they have a reasonable time to plan the team strategy on their own. Against Hyderabad running out of the way, handling the team for Morgan will not be too much of a headache. They just have to find the right combination. In the last match, he made some changes which were not effective. For example, playing Chris Green and getting his first over. This decision went against him.
How Morgan uses the team’s players against Hyderabad remains to be seen. Their worry will be batting. There may not be a change in the players here, but their mindset can be changed and if Morgan is able to do this then a new form of the team can be seen.
Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Dinesh Karthik, all need a different style. As well as how he handles Morgan, Andre Russell will have to be seen. Russell hasn’t moved at all this season.
Eye will be on Kuldeep’s return in bowling
In bowling, Pat Cummins, renowned Krishna, Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagerkoti are also doing well. One thing Morgan and the team have to look at here is Chineman Kuldeep Yadav’s place. Kuldeep has been out of the team for a long time. Morgan brings Kuldeep back to the team and how he uses it remains to be seen.
Hyderabad will have to overcome difficulties
At the same time, it is also difficult for Hyderabad. Because batting is also his problem. Now he does not have much left, he should win every match and how the captain David Warner, who won the title in 2016, motivates the team from here will be the thing to see. For the team to do well, it is important to have captain Warner, Johnny Bairstow, Manish Pandey and Kane Williamson.
Bowling has been good for the team and in the second half, Hyderabad bowling may become more dangerous. Now the spinners can be seen to dominate. In such a situation, Rashid Khan can be a problem for the rest of the team. Mohammad Nabi can also be given a chance and Abhishek Sharma has two young spinners as Abdul Samad.
Both the teams are as follows: –
Kolkata Knight Riders: Eoin Morgan (captain), Dinesh Karthik (wicketkeeper), Andre Russell, Sunil Naren, Kuldeep Yadav, Shubman Gill, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Eminent Krishna, Sandeep Warrior, Ali Khan, Kamlesh Nagerkoti, Shivam Mavi, Siddesh Lad , Pat Cummins, Tom Benton, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakraborty, M. Siddharth, Nikhil Naik, Chris Green.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (Captain), Abhishek Sharma, Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Billy Stanlake, Johnny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Srivats Goswami, Siddharth Kaul, Khalil Ahmed, T. Natarajan, Vijay Shankar, Wriddhiman Saha, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Jason Holder, Sandeep Bawanka, Fabian Allen, Abdul Samad, Sanjay Yadav.
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