The IPL Eliminator match will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad on Wednesday at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. The highlight of this match is that while KKR have won the title of IPL twice, Sunrise Hyderabad is the title holder of last year. In such a situation, KKR will try to finish the series of defeats and enter the final with victory.
The winner of the Eliminator match will face Mumbai Indians in the second qualifier on May 19. Winning team in this match will be the second team to reach the finals and they will compete with Rising Pune Superjent. That is, the team that won the eliminator today will be one step closer to the final.
In this season, KKR, who has shown strong performance butlost four out of seven matches in the second half of the season. The team of Shah Rukh Khan will be in an early stage trying to get his form.
KKR will also have a good start with Sunil Narine as he did against Royal Challengers Bangalore. In that match, he had the tone of the bowling of Samuel Badree and Sreenath Arvind, equaling the IPL’s fastest half-century by completing half a century in just 15 balls.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Live Score & Team Details
Match : Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
Vanue : M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Time : 08:00 PM
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Live Score
While KKR openers Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey are in excellent form. Manish made 396 runs in 13 matches and Uthappa scored 386 runs in 11 matches. The most necessary for the team is to return to their captain Gautam Gambhir’s form. Serious failure to maintain their dominance after performing the best in the opening session. This season, with 454 runs in 14 matches, Gambhir is the third highest ranked batsman in the list of most runs.
Talking about bowling, Chris Woakes has proved to be the most successful bowler for the team, taking 17 wickets from KKR. Umesh Yadav is doing well with 14 wickets.
Sunrisers Hyderabad, who make the place in the playoffs, defeated Gujarat Lions by eight wickets in the last league match. The team won eight out of 14 league matches and lost five. Sunrisers will be expected to maintain good performance from captain Warner, who is also the Orange Cap holder with 604 runs this season, due to his strong performance.
Shikhar Dhawan has also scored 468 runs so far that he has been selected for the Champions Trophy. Yuvraj Singh scored an unbeaten 70 in the opening match but could not perform well after that. However, according to team coach Tom Moody, Yuvraj Singh’s match against KKR is yet to be decided. He has not been able to recover from finger injury.
In the bowlers, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has taken 25 wickets in 13 matches. Fast bowler Mohammad Siraj and Afghan spinner Rashid Khan also bowled well. The most experienced bowler of the team, Ashish Nehra, has been out of the tournament due to his injury.
Kolkata Knight Riders – Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Colin D. Grandhomme, Trent Bolt, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Ankit Rajput
Sunrisers Hyderabad – David Warner (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Moises Henriques, Deepak Hooda, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Naman Ojha, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Siddharth Kaul, Mohammad Siraj