Sunrisers Hyderabad will take on Kolkata Knight Riders in their ninth match of IPL 2020 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi tomorrow in the afternoon.
Sunrisers Hyderabad with 6 points from 8 matches is in the bottom half of the points table and to stay in the race of top-four finish they need to return to winning ways with this match. As usual, the pair of Bairstow and Warner have to give a solid start and in the middle order Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, and youngsters Priyam Garg and Vijay Shankar have to do the job in middle and death overs.
In bowling, the attack of Sandeep Sharma, T Natrajan, Khaleel Ahmad, and Rashid Khan has been good so far.
On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders have 8 points from 8 matches but they have suffered two big losses in the last two matches and are low on confidence. Although a new day and new game and under a new captain Eoin Morgan they will look to bounce back. The opening pair of Shubman Gill and Rahul Tripathi has been defensive and one of them has to attack from the start and captain Morgan should come to bat at four and Andre Russell needs to spend some time on the crease so he can get set.
In the bowling, Pat Cummins has disappointed a lot as he has picked up only 2 wickets in 8 matches so far and they should play Lockie Ferguson for some support and in spin, they can bring back Kuldeep Yadav to support Varun Chakravarthy.
All the major stats and facts ahead of the 35th match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders in Abu Dhabi :
Head to Head in IPL -
Matches - 18
Sunrisers Hyderabad won - 7
Kolkata Knight Riders won - 11
2 - Pat Cummins has taken only 2 wickets at an average of 125.0 in 8 matches of this season so far and he is wicketless from the last five matches.
5.34 - Rashid Khan's economy rate in this IPL. He has taken 10 wickets in 8 matches with this economy rate and only Chris Morris (4.83) has a better economy rate than him.
83 - Andre Russell has scored only 83 runs in 7 innings of this season so far with the highest score of 24.
100 - Sandeep Sharma needs 1 more wicket to complete 100 wickets in the Indian Premier League.
865 - David Warner has scored 865 runs at an average of 43.25 in 22 innings with 2 hundreds and 4 fifties against Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL.
5000 - David Warner needs 10 more runs to complete 5000 runs in the Indian Premier League.