Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – IPL 2020, Match 35

The Kolkata Knight Riders cruised to a comfortable 7-wicket win against the Sunrisers Hyderabad earlier in this season.

Playing XIs:

Sunrisers Hyderabad:

David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Basil Thampi

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Eoin Morgan (c), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy


Match Details:

The 35th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

This game is scheduled to start at 03:30 PM IST (02:00 PM local time) (10:00 AM 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.

Preview:

The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), who have made it to the playoffs in the last four seasons, haven’t been at their best this season. After the conclusion of 8 games, David Warner and his men registered only three wins. The team’s campaign is slightly derailed having lost two games back-to-back and needs to bounce back as soon as possible. They will be up against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their next encounter.

The Knight Riders have also had tough times of late. They also lost their last two games and have a change of leadership as well. However, they are slightly better off compared to SRH with four wins in eight games. The last time these two teams met each other in the tournament, KKR chased down a target of 143 runs with 7 wickets and 2 overs to spare.


SRH vs KKR Weather Report for Match 35:

The temperature in Abu Dhabi will be around 32-33 degrees Celsius throughout the game. There will be strong winds blowing across the ground throughout the game.

Pitch Condition/Report:

It is a balanced track that is on offer at Abu Dhabi. Both the batsmen and the bowlers will enjoy playing on this pitch if they apply themselves well. With the long boundaries that are on offer, many twos and threes will be on offer.

Average first innings score:

167 (At this venue thus far in the tournament)

Record of chasing teams:

Won – 6, Lost – 5, Tied – 0


Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

SRH vs KKR Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Sunrisers Hyderabad:

David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz Nadeem, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan.

Bench:

Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Basil Thampi, Yarra Prithviraj, Bavanaka Sandeep, Billy Stanlake, Fabian Allen, Virat Singh, Sanjay Yadav, Mohammad Nabi, Wriddhiman Saha.

Kolkata Knight Riders:

Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana/Rinku Singh, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell, Chris Green, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy

Bench:

Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Siddhesh Lad, Nikhil Naik, Tom Banton, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana/Rinku Singh, Ali Khan, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Manimaran Siddharth, Sunil Narine.

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SRH vs KKR Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:

David Warner is the leading run-scorer for SRH with 284 runs from 8 games. The left-hander, however, should look to convert his starts into big scores more often.

Shubman Gill is the leading run-scorer for KKR with 275 runs in 8 games at an average of 39.

Jonny Bairstow has also been doing well and has got three fifties in the tournament. He scored 280 runs so far at an average of 35.

KKR’s new skipper Eoin Morgan mustered 214 runs in 8 matches including an unbeaten 39 in the last match.

Rashid Khan accounted for 10 wickets in 8 matches and has got a great economy rate of 5.34.

Rahul Tripathi is hitting the ball well and has scored 144 runs from 5 games.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – David Warner, Shubman Gill

Vice-Captain Options – Eoin Morgan, Jonny Bairstow

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for SRH vs KKR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Jonny Bairstow

Batters – David Warner (c), Kane Williamson, Eoin Morgan (vc), Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill

All-Rounders – Vijay Shankar

Bowlers – Basil Thampi, Rashid Khan, Varun Chakravarthy

 

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for SRH vs KKR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Jonny Bairstow (vc)

Batters – David Warner, Priyam Garg, Shubman Gill (c)

All-Rounders – Andre Russell

Bowlers – Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Rashid Khan, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi

 


Expert Advice:

Andre Russell hasn’t been in great form this season. Moreover, he takes up 10 credits. Hence, you can avoid him in your Head to Head team.

Today’s SRH vs KKR Probable Winners:

Kolkata Knight Riders are predicted to win this match.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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