Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Sunrisers Hyderabad: Second IPL Match Preview
Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Sunrisers Hyderabad: Second IPL Match Preview

Kolkata Knight Riders will lock their horns against the runner up of previous edition of IPL Sunrisers Hyderabad at Eden Gardens on Sunday. Despite Kolkata Knight Riders playing at their home Sunrisers Hyderabad knocked them out of IPL last season at this same venue and they will be keen on to take their revenge for that loss, but Knight Riders enjoys a slight advantage over Sunrisers in overall head-to-head records.

However, the return of David Warner back in Sunrisers squad will add more firepower in top of the top-order, while on the other hand Knight Riders dealt with huge blow before the start of the season their sensational fast bowler Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Anrich Nortje and Shivam Mavi ruled out of IPL due to their respective injuries.

Kane Williamson, who joined the Sunrisers Hyderabad camp and will be the captaining this season as well, but he is likely to miss his first match against Knight Riders owing to shoulder injury so, in his absence deputy vice-captain Bhuvneshwar Kumar likely to lead his side.

Finally looking at the ground records, spinners will have some added advantage here, but in 70 IPL matches at this venue 1st and 2nd average innings score is around 156 and 143 respectively.

Predicted XI

Kolkata Knight Riders: Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (C & WK), Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson

Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner

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