SRH vs KOL Fantasy Prediction: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders – 18 October 2020 (Abu Dhabi). Two teams who are struggling to get a win in the tournament are up against each other to avoid the hattrick of defeats.
Sunrisers Hyderabad will take on Kolkata Knight Riders in the league match of IPL 2020 aka Indian Premier League which will be played at the Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Sunrisers Hyderabad have won three of their eight games in the tournament so far and are on a streak of two continuous defeats. This is going to be a really important game for the side as a defeat here will certainly dent their playoff hopes. The duo of Warner & Bairstow needs to fire in this game whereas the team has to improve in the death bowling as well.
Kolkata Knight Riders, on the other hand, started the tournament really well but now they are coming on the back of two really big defeats. The team is struggling in every department and the absence of Sunil Narine is also hurting them. This team will rely on their new captain Eoin Morgan to implement some changes in the side.
Pitch Report – This pitch has been decent enough for the batting in the first innings whereas it gets a little slower in the 2nd innings. The average 1st innings batting score in IPL 2020 at Abu Dhabi is 166.
Total IPL 2020 Games Played: 11; Batting 1st Won: 6; Batting 2nd Won: 5
Match Details :
Time:- 7.30 PM, Live on Star Sports Network
Probable XI for both sides:-
Sunrisers Hyderabad – David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan.
Kolkata Knight Riders – Rahul Tripathi, Shubhman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russel, Pat Cummins, Chris Green, Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi, Varun Charkravarthy.
Clean-Hitters in the Team
Sunrisers Hyderabad – David Warner, Manish Pandey, and Jonny Bairstow.
Kolkata Knight Riders – Andre Russel, Eoin Morgan, and Shubhman Gill.
Death Overs Specialist Bowlers
Sunrisers Hyderabad – Khaleel Ahmed and T Natarajan
Kolkata Knight Riders – Pat Cummins.
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Shubhman Gill, Eoin Morgan, and Andre Russel.
SRH vs KOL Team Wicket-Keeper
Jonny Bairstow (Price 10) will be the wicket-keeper of our squad. Bairstow has scored three half-centuries in the tournament so far and has scored 280 runs at an average of 35. He is the opener of the side and is in a decent form.
SRH vs KOL Team Batsmen
David Warner (Price 10.5) and Manish Pandey (Price 9) will be our batsmen from the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Warner has now scored 169 runs in the last four innings and is in a good form whereas Manish is also a vital player of this batting line-up and has played some really good cameos for the side. Both of them are really good T20 players and are expected to play a big part in this game.
Eoin Morgan (Price 9.5), Shubhman Gill (Price 9), and Rahul Tripathi (Price 8.5) will be our batsmen from the Kolkata Knight Riders. All three of them are not in really good touch but are the best options available. Morgan is the new captain of KKR and played a responsible knock in the last game whereas Gill has been the best batsman of the side and has been scoring at an average of 39.39. Tripathi, on the other hand, is timing the ball well and is a really good player. This trio is vital to this side’s batting.
SRH vs KOL Team All-Rounders
Andre Russel (Price 10) will be our all-rounder from the Kolkata Knight Riders. Russel has been struggling in the tournament but one all-rounder has to be picked and he is certainly better than Vijay Shankar.
SRH vs KOL Team Bowlers
T Natarajan (Price 8.5), Khaleel Ahmed (Price 8), and Sandeep Sharma (Price 8) will be our bowlers from the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Natarajan has picked 9 wickets whereas Khaleel has picked 8 wickets in the tournament so far. Both of them are bowling really well and are wicket-takers. Sandeep, on the other hand, is a really good swing bowler and can be lethal in the powerplay overs.
Varun Chakravarthy (Price 8) will be our bowler from the Kolkata Knight Riders. The bowling of KKR is struggling in the tournament but Varun has bowled well and has picked seven wickets in the tournament so far. The pitches are now getting slower and he can play a big part.
Match Prediction: Sunrisers Hyderabad will be the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
David Warner and Shubhman Gill
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Jonny Bairstow and Eoin Morgan
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Fantasy Team Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.