With the semi final spot up for grab, both the Sunrisers and KKR will try out their best to get into that. This match can be called a sort of virtual quarter finals as the others in the table like Royal Challengers Bangalore , Mumbai Indians seems to be almost out . Huderabad , will have an edge as their home performance has been extra ordinary but this year they have not been able to replicate the same performance. This match can be considered as the match of spin powers Vs Pacers. Sunrisers will depend mostly on their pace bowlers whereas Kolkata will bank on their spinners.
Team News: There ar no fitness issues in the match and both teams will have their task cut out . KKR is expected to retain it’s playing 11, which will mean that Kallis will be sidelined again. kolkata has been strengthened by the presence of Shakib al Hasan , who has come good with both bat and ball. On the other hand , Sunrisers will have to ponder over their 11 as their bowling is looking horrible. This will mean a comeback of Ishant Sharma or Jason Holder will get his first game. The return of Shikhar Dhawan into form is the best news for them.
Form : Kolkata is currently placed 4th and Sunrisers are placed 5th , and thus this match will decide the final outcome.
Weak points: Sunrisers depend too much on their top 3 and their middle order is yet to respond to their cause. Amit Mishra‘s form has been the main difference since last year. Karan Sharma has looked better than him and the onus falls on him
While KKR has depended on it’s opening combination for it’s revival, the middle order has collapsed more than once . This will surely test them in this match as Sunrisers have historically taken wickets at the start.
Strong points: While KKr will bank on spinners , Sunrisers will bank on it’s pacers to win the match for them.