David Warner seems to be the good option to make captain of your fantasy team.
The 8th match of the Indian T20 League 2020 will be played between Kolkata and Hyderabad at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. We have got the best Kolkata vs Hyderabad team prediction for today’s match.
Kolkata vs Hyderabad Match 8 is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.
The 8th match of Indian T20 League 2020 is all set to be played between Kolkata and Hyderabad in Abu Dhabi. Both Kolkata and Hyderabad have started their campaign with losses in their opening games and are the only two sides who are yet to register a win this season. Kolkata suffered an all-round failure in their first game against Mumbai, which led to a 49-run defeat in Abu Dhabi.
Their poor display with the ball followed by a batting order failure were the main reasons behind their defeat. However, they will be more aware of the condition of the wicket in Abu Dhabi and would like to take full advantage of that to get going in this match. They will be expecting their senior players like Pat Cummins, Morgan to perform and get them the first win of the tournament.
On the other side, Hyderabad botched up the very wrong moment while chasing against Bangalore in Dubai. Their over dependence on the opening pair followed by an inexperienced middle order can create a huge barrier for them this season. However, they will be hoping for someone like Kane Williamson to be fit and ready to go in the middle order to solve this problem. They will be determined to get going and not fall behind in the very first two games of the season.
Kolkata vs Hyderabad Today’s Probable Playing 11:
Kolkata Probable Playing XI:
Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik (C) (WK), Andre Russell, Nikhil Naik, Shivam Mavi, Sandeep Warrier, Pat Cummins, Kuldeep Yadav.
Bench: Rahul Tripathi, Chris Green, Rinku Singh, Siddhesh Lad, Tom Banton, Manimaran Siddharth, Lockie Ferguson, Ali Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy, Kamlesh Nagarkoti.
Hyderabad Probable Playing XI:
David Warner (C), Jonny Bairstow (WK), Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed.
Bench: Basil Thampi, Kane Williamson, Billy Stanlake, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, T Natarajan, Wriddhiman Saha, Virat Singh, Sandeep Bavanaka, Fabien Allen, Abdul Samad, Sanjay Yadav, Jason Holder.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for MyTeam11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Jonny Bairstow
Batsmen – David Warner (C), Manish Pandey, Shubman Gill, Eoin Morgan
All-Rounders – Sunil Narine (VC), Nitish Rana, Andre Russell
Bowlers – Khaleel Ahmed, Rashid Khan, Kuldeep Yadav
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for MyTeam11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Jonny Bairstow (C)
Batsmen – David Warner, Eoin Morgan, Manish Pandey
All-Rounders – Andre Russell (VC), Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana
Bowlers – Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi
Injury & Availability News
Kane Williamson missed the last match due to an injury during practice. Well, he was seen batting in the nets but his availability is still uncertain.
Mitchell Marsh will miss out the rest of the season following an ankle injury in the first match. Jason Holder will join the squad as his replacement soon.
Kolkata vs Hyderabad Weather Report
The temperature is likely to be around 33 Degrees Celsius in Abu Dhabi during the match and there is no chance of rain as well.
By looking at the first two matches in Abu Dhabi, the pitch assists both batting and bowling equally. Two different pitches were used in the first two games. However, the same pitch from the last game will be in action which had initial help for the seamers and was a good track to bat on.
Average first innings score: 179 (Last 2 IPL 2020 matches at the venue)
Record of the chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 1, Tie – 0 (Last five T20 matches at the venue)
MVP for MyTeam11 Fantasy from each team
Sunil Narine – Kolkata – Sunil Narine has 10 wickets against Hyderabad at an ER of 6.60. He has a batting SR of 217 against Hyderabad in last two years and will be crucial to give yet another quick start. He also has a bowling ER of 6.68 against Hyderabad in the last two seasons. He will be crucial to tackle their top order.
David Warner – Hyderabad – David Warner has 533 runs in this fixture, which is the most by any batsman at a SR of 152.72. He has an SR of 217 in the last 6 years against Sunil Narine and an SR of 161.5 against Kuldeep Yadav in the last three years. He scored at a SR of 167 against them last season which also includes two half centuries in two games.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection
Captain Options: David Warner, Nitish Rana, Jonny Bairstow
Vice-Captain Options: Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell
Today’s Chennai vs Delhi Probable Winners
Hyderabad is expected to win this match.