Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders, (Eliminator):
So after a dazzling first Qualifier we are now here in Delhi for the Eliminator the 2 teams will fight against each other to win this one and to go through Qualifier 2. It’s the Sunrisers Hyderabad who will take on the Kolkata Knight Riders and the winner will play the Qualifier 2 against Gujarat Lions here in Delhi. Match will be played at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi. Match will be live at 7:30 PM Pakistan Standard time.
Starting from the Sunrisers Hyderabad side who were at the top of the table but the performance in the last 2 matches has put them down to 3rd spot and now they are in do and die situation. Sunrisers Hyderabad so far is the most consistent side and have done a pretty nice job both with bat and ball but the way they lost to KKR in the last match will surely put a psychological pressure when they will play the knockout match against KKR. Sunrisers captain David Warner has done an excellent job both with bat and as a captain he was terrific. He played attacking cricket and have led his side by example. Their bowling is considered the best in the tournament and all of their pacers are in red hot form. The way they defended a small target in the tournament it was just admiring. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has also done an outstanding work for the team and his swing is doing wonderful work for the team. The top bowler so far for the SRH side is Mustafizur Rahman who has bowled from his heart and exhibited his class in this tournament. Sean has also contributed a lot in the bowling and is doing a quite nice job in the middle overs. In batting Yuvraj Singh addition will be a key and his performance for this match will be important as he have to play a role of match winner in the team.
Coming towards the Kolkata Knight Riders side who finally managed to get into the final 4 but now they have to give their best show for the game. Starting from their batting where the top order hasn’t done much with the bat in the last few games and was quite rusty but now they need to click because this is right time as they will have this only chance to win and go to Qualifier 2. Andre Russell is back in team but we have to see how effective he will be for this particular match as he is coming back in the team after the injury. Yusuf Pathan role will also be important as he in a very decent touch and has played an important role in the team. Overall they have a decent batting but the bowlers haven’t done much and they need to be clicked for this important much because if they didn’t play well it will surely be curtains for KKR. Also they have to be positive because they won their last match against SRH quite easily.
Match will be on Fresh Pitch of Feroz Shah Kotla stadium so ball will grip and can cause difficulties for batsmen. Sunil Narine will be effective here.