When: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Qualifier II, May 25, 2018
Where: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Conditions: Clear Skies, watch out for spinners.
Both the teams are unlikely to change the combinations. KKR tasted many wins recently with this team, whereas, this by far is the best line-up for SRH.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Javon Searles, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Prasidh Krishna
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Shikhar Dhawan, Shreevats Goswami, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Carlos Brathwaite, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma
Crickingduels safe fantasy team for today:
The final hurdle is here. The team that wins this encounter will travel to Mumbai and will face Chennai Super Kings in the final.
Sunrisers Hyderabad comparatively will have high pressure as they are coming off from four consecutive loss while Kolkata is coming off from consecutive wins and in their last encounter, Kolkata won convincingly. Who will win today?
Last match crickingduels fantasy points 119
No wonder why Kolkata retained him for this year’s IPL. One of the contenders for MVP, Russell will look into providing another top-notch performance at Edens.
Last match crickingduels fantasy points 100
No batsman in this world has picked up Rashid Khan’s variations. He is the match-winner for the team.
Last match crickingduels fantasy points 107
The KKR captain has raised his game to the next level in recent matches. Be it chasing or taking the team to a good total, Karthik has done extraordinarily well.
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 18
Despite being a regular pick in the team, Hasan is having a poor run in this year’s IPL. With the bat, his strike-rate is lower than it was in the previous years and with the ball he has gone more than ten runs per over.
Last match crickingduels fantasy points: 36
The youngster has done well, and now he leads the bowling attack for KKR. He rarely misses his line and length and keeps it straight and simple. Probably, one of the best finds in this year’s IPL.
Sunrisers probably is the only team that depends more on their bowlers than the batters and their bowlers seldom disappoint them.
POWER PERFORMANCE OF THE DAY:
When the wickets tumbled around him, the Sunrisers captain stood calm, scored a crucial fifty. He knew it was a small total, something gettable. He allowed the players to play around him. Unfortunately, he got out on 50 off 44.
BEST CAPPED PLAYER:
Bhuvneshwar Kumar was back to the team, and he cleaned up the batters with ease. He gave only 26 runs, picked three wickets.
The bowling of Kuldeep Yadav and Piyush Chawla needs a mention as well. They brought KKR back to the game.
BEST OVERSEAS PLAYER:
When Stanlake and Shakib rattled KKR batters, it was Narine for KKR. If not Williamson, the calm-headed Kiwi SRH would have gone down easily.