The 8th match of IPL 2020 will be held at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad. The match will be kicked off on 26th September (Saturday) at 20:00 (GMT+6).
Both Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad having lost their opening games of this season’s IPL, they will be facing off against each other in what will be their second tournament game. Kolkata Knight Riders lost to Mumbai Indians by a 49 margin in their first tournament match. While Sunrisers Hyderabad played against Royal Challengers Bangalore in their opening match, and was beaten by Bangalore by a margin of 10-run.
So, going into this battle, both teams were desperately on the lookout for victory. And they will be posing a huge challenge to their rivals with equally strong squads, making it very hard for them to get to a victory with ease. This will make this match a thriller for the players and fans, offering them plenty of entertainment.
The weather conditions seem to be perfect for an uninterrupted cricket match. The sky will be clear and temperatures will stay around 31 to 34 degree Celsius.
The pitch has shown different behaviours in the two games that have been played at this venue of this season’s IPL. But one thing is certain, the batsmen will enjoy batting on this pitch, and the bowlers will have to put in plenty of effort to get the better of their rivals.
Average first innings score: 179 (Two matches of the tournament played here)
Chasing Teams Record: 1 Won, 1 Lost, 0 Tied
Probable Playing XIs
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Pat Cummins, Nitish Rana, Nikhil Naik, Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Eoin Morgan, Shivam Mavi
David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, K Khaleel Ahmed
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Dream 11:
Jonny Bairstow (C), Andre Russell (VC), David Warner, Eoin Morgan, Manish Pandey, Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar, Sunil Narine, Khaleel Ahmed, Rashid Khan, Shivam Mavi
You can either go with Bhuvneshwar Kumar or Khaleel Ahmed to fill up the third bowler spot in your team, as both of them have the potential to provide great returns on the investment you make in them. As predicted, Sunrisers Hyderabad will be the winner of this match. Let’s support them at baji.live!