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Sunrisers Hyderabad started the IPL in an impressive manner, but seem to have fizzled out as the tournament has progressed. One of the major reasons behind that has been the early wickets of either Bairstow or Warner,which has exposed the fragile middle order of SRH. Kolkata Knight Riders are on a losing spree themselves, having lost 4 consecutive games. They will look to break that streak in a bid to qualify for the playoffs.
Weather Conditions: Rain has been lashing the city since 2 days, but the forecast looks good for the match day. The conditions might be a little sticky.
Pitch Report: Being a day game, the pitch will stay consistent throughout the match. There will be a bit of swing early on, but it will be relatively flat, and scores of around 175-185 could be expected.
Probable Playing XI:
SRH – David Warner, 2 Jonny Bairstow (wk), 3 Kane Williamson (capt), 4 Vijay Shankar, 5 Deepak Hooda 6 Yusuf Pathan, 7 Rashid Khan, 8 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 9 Shahbaz Nadeem, 10 Sandeep Sharma, 11 Khaleel Ahmed
KKR – Chris Lynn, 2 Sunil Narine, 3 Nitish Rana, 4 Robin Uthappa, 5 Dinesh Karthik (capt and wk), 6 Shubman Gill, 7 Andre Russell, 8 Piyush Chawla, 9 Kuldeep Yadav/KC Cariappa, 10 Prasidh Krishna, 11 Harry Gurney
SRH might look to stick to the same team, as they seem to have a balanced unit. Mohammad Nabi has been really unlucky to miss with Kane Williamson coming back, but such is the quality of the overseas players that it is difficult to replace one with another so easily. Kuldeep Yadav is having an IPL to forget. He might be given a break, and someone like KC Cariappa could be given a look in.
Winner prediction: Sunrisers Hyderabad