Kolkata Knight Riders are back at home for their third match of the campaign. They will be hosting SRH tonight, a team which has won both their contests.
KKR's batting has really come to the fore in the first two games, while their bowling has been a concern after Vinay Kumar's dismal performance in their second game. Going into this match, KKR will have to look into their bowling line up. Heath Streak in an interview has said that they will be looking to change their bowling line-up going into this game.
Sunrisers Hyderabad, on the other hand, has put up all round performances in their first two games. Shikhar Dhawan and Kane Williamson have looked solid with the bat, while their bowling attack with Shakib Al Hasan, Rashid Khan and Siddharth Kaul has looked formidable.
As far as playing conditions are concerned, they will be hot and humid. The pitch conditions is yet unknown as pacers from both teams were seen to sweat it out hard. Jason Searles and Mitchell Johnson had long training sessions for KKR. With top-class spinners in both teams, it will be interesting to see what the team combination is for this game.
KKR and SRH games have always been closely contested in the past and this match seems to be no different.
Toss Sunrisers Hyderabad have won the toss and have opted to field
Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): Wriddhiman Saha(w), Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson(c), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Siddarth Kaul, Billy Stanlake
Kolkata Knight Riders: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik, Shubhman Gill, Andre Russell, Mitch Johnson, Shivam Mavi, Piyush Chawla, K Yadav