IPL 2016 Match 38 Preview: Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

Sunrisers Hyderabad will encounter Kolkata Knight Riders tomorrow at Hyderabad. Kolkata Knight Riders slipped to the fifth position in the points table after defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore yesterday. Andre Russell is the man with X-factor for Kolkata Knight Riders. From Sunrisers Hyderabad, bowlers like Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Khaleel Ahmed bowled well to clinch the game against Chennai Super Kings.

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Sunrisers Hyderabad made an excellent comeback after three consecutive losses by their win against Chennai Super Kings, the toppers of the points table. Sunrisers are in the fifth position in the IPL points table. In that game, Rashid Khan picked 2 wickets by conceding 17 runs and Jonny Bairstow and David Warner added 66 runs for the opening stand.

Overreliance on Andre Russell is the biggest flaw for the visitors and their middle order failed to bat well in almost all the occasions. To chase 214 runs against RCB, Russell smashed 65 runs off 25 balls and made a stand of 85 runs off 45 balls with Nitish Rana. Robin Uthappa and Nitish Rana added 46 runs off 41 balls.

The captain of Kolkata Knight Riders, Dinesh Karthik is facing poor form and the fight between Andre Russell and Rashid Khan is the crucial one to watch. In their last fixture, Kolkata Knight Riders won the game by 6 wickets by the cameo of 49 runs off 19 balls.

Kuldeep Yadav conceded 59 runs from his spell against the game against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Earlier, the spinners are pivotal for them but the likes of Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, and Sunil Narine did not make a big impact on the opponents since a couple of games. The lack of experienced pace bowlers is also the biggest flaw for visitors.

Sunrisers Hyderabad

David Warner, Kane Williamson, Jonny Bairstow, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddharth Kaul, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Deepak Hooda, Mohammad Nabi, Vijay Shankar, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Kolkata Knight Riders

Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Harry Gurney, Nitish Rana, and Chris Lynn.