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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad – Qualifier 2
25th May 2018
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
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The behaviour of the Eden Gardens track hasbeen unpredictable this season. The ball has been gripping and coming on slow in the last few games that have been played here. With both teams possessing world-class spinners in their arsenal, Qualifier 2 could be an exciting battle between bat and ball. With teams batting first winning thrice this year, don’t be surprised if Williamson or Karthik opt to bat first in this crucial match.
Both the teams come into the match in contrasting form. While SRH have lost their previous 4 matches, KKR are on a hot winning streak. SRH finished on top of the league table but their below-par bowling performances in the last few games and a jittery middle order have exposed their vulnerabilities.
Kolkata, on the other hand, were in a do-or-die situation in the last few matches of the league stage. They, however, took it in their stride and marched their way into the qualifiers in style.
In their last 3 games, the rival batsmen have threatened to run away with the game, but the KKR bowlers have been able to pull it back. The KKR batsmen would have to tackle SRH’s world-class bowling attack if they harbour any hopes of reaching the final.
Playing at the Eden Gardens will be a huge boost for the 2-time champions. SRH have already won in Kolkata this season and will be eager to repeat that performance and snap their losing streak.
Head To Head:
Total matches – 14
Kolkata Knight Riders – 9 wins (64%)
Sunrisers Hyderabad – 5 wins (36%)
Kolkata Knight Riders – L W W W W
Sunrisers Hyderabad – W L L L L
Last Match’s Playing XI and possible changes by dream11:
Kolkata Knight Riders
Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Javon Searles, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna
Probable changes for this match: Tom Curran for Javon Searles. The all-rounder has hardly created any impact for KKR with either bat or ball this season. He has scored just 8 runs and taken 2 wickets at an economy rate of 12.71.
Shikhar Dhawan, Shreevats Goswami (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Carlos Brathwaite, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma
Probable changes for this match: Deepak Hooda in for Pathan/Pandey. Hooda featured in the first 5 matches and although he didn’t set the stage alight, neither have Yusuf Pathan or Manish Pandey. Williamson could be tempted to give another batsman a chance at No. 4 or 5 considering how their middle-order has been performing.
Top point scorers:
Kolkata Knight Riders
Sunil Narine (404.5 points) –The West Indian is having one of his most successful IPL seasons. He has already taken 16 wickets at an economy rate of 7.77 and with the bat, he has scored 331 runs including two fifties. His batting strike-rate has been boosted to 189.14 through the 22 sixes he has smashed in this edition.
Dinesh Karthik (403 points) – The KKR captain is the team’s leading run-scorer this season and is closing in on 500 runs in the 15 matches played so far. He is batting at a strike-rate of 148 while his average of 54.44 is among the very best. Karthik has also been involved in the 16 dismissals – the most by a wicket-keeper in the tournament, 3 ahead of his nearest rival MS Dhoni.
Kane Williamson (493.5 points) – Kane Williamson was entrusted with the responsibility of leading SRH after David Warner’s ban and he has been playing his role to perfection. He has scored 8 fifties In 15 matches to take his overall tally to 685 runs. The tournament’s leading run-scorer has already scored a half-century in Kolkata this season.
Shikhar Dhawan (345.5 points) – In 14 matches this season, the Indian international has scored 436 runs with a high score of 92. He averages nearly 40 and scores at a strike-rate of 139. 1 out of his 4 half-centuries this season came against Kolkata when he smashed a 39-ball 50 in the first inning, albeit in a losing cause.
Shivam Mavi (KKR) @ 8 credits
The Under-19 star got injured after playing 7 matches and although he did return to play a league game against RR, he conceded 40 runs in 4 overs. Prasidh Krishna replaced the injured Mavi midway in the tournament and did a stellar job. Although Mavi did impress in the first half of the season, he was expensive. Karthik is unlikely to tamper with the bowling unit in this must-win game and hence, Mavi is expected to warm the bench again.
He was a part of nearly 4% of the teams for the Eliminator.
Piyush Chawla (KKR) @ 8.5 credits
Piyush Chawla has flown under the radar this season, picking up 13 wickets so far. He has picked up 7 wickets in the last three games that he has played in Kolkata, including 2 in the Eliminator. With the second Qualifier being held at Eden as well, Chawla’s inclusion in your Dream XI could prove to be a prudent decision.
Only 1/4th of the teams featured him for KKR’s match against RR.
Suggested team balance:
This match will test your budgeting skills as it involves few of the most expensive players in the game. Budget buys like Krishna, Kaul and Rana could help you save money for the more expensive buys like Williamson, Narine, and Russell.
Cricbuzz playing 11 and Team News:
Kolkata Knight Riders
The one soft spot in the KKR line-up has been Javon Searles at No. 8. The West Indian has made four appearances for KKR, batting in a total of six balls and scoring seven runs. He has bowled 3 overs across two games, conceding 37 runs and picking a wicket. KKR may have a deep batting line-up, but they’re down to exactly five bowlers if he’s not handed the ball. But he might still retain his spot, considering how expensive Tom Curran and Mitchell Johnson have been. South African all-rounder Cameron Delport hasn’t got a game this season, and it is unlikely that the franchise will take a punt in the knockout fixture.
Probable XI: Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Javon Searles, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna.
Carlos Brathwaite’s 29-ball 43 should keep him in the side ahead of Alex Hales, despite a costly 18th over that nudged the result in CSK’s favour in a very tightly-contested Qualifier 1. They should stick to the same line-up.
Probable XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Shreevats Goswami, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Carlos Brathwaite, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul