The Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi will host the eighth match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 tournament between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH). Here, we have discussed SRH predicted XI for this match.
Both the franchises have lost their opener match and would eye to win this match. SRH faced defeat against RCB as they failed to chase down the 163 runs target. Also, Mitchell Marsh, whom the franchise bought in IPL 2020 auction, sustained an injury during that match. He has been ruled out and SRH has announced Jason Holder as his replacement. The Australian allrounder was going to be the lynchpin for the Hyderabad. His ouster is a huge blow for the franchise.
So, here we have mentioned how Sunrisers Hyderabad playing XI can shape up against KKR after Mitchell Marsh ouster.
SRH Predicted XI against KKR:
1. David Warner (C)
SunRisers Hyderabad captain David Warner, the IPL 2019 orange cap winner, was unlucky in the opening match against RCB. He lost the wicket in a bizarre runout. The Aussie batsman would look to score runs against Kolkata Knight Riders as he looks to lead his team to victory.
2. Jonny Bairstow (wk)
Jonny Bairstow played a fighting knock although he could not lead his team to victory. He amassed 61 runs off 43 balls, striking six fours and two sixes. He will surely going to be the crucial player for the team in the tournament and also in the coming match.
3. Manish Pandey:
Manish Pandey has been given the responsible role at no. 3 although he, usually, bats at the middle order. He will be a vital cog for the SRH in the 13th edition of the league. In the last match, he scored 34 off 33 balls and stitched a partnership with Bairstow to stabilize the innings for the team.
4. Priyam Garg:
The youngster Priyam Garg, who led the India U-19 team to the ICC U-19 World Cup 2020 grand finale, has the potential to build innings. SRH has always struggled to find proper middle-order. He might be the answer of the franchise’s problem this season.
5. Vijay Shankar:
The spin bowling allrounder Vijay Shankar has also a big role to play for SRH. In the last match, he picked the crucial wicket of Devdutt Padikkal who was looking to be dangerous for them.
6. Abhishekh Sharma:
Abhishek Sharma is the young talent and SRH gave him the place in the last match. The franchise will back the spin-bowling allrounder in the upcoming matches to test his ability. He bowled two overs against RCB while had a bizarre collision with Rashid Khan while running between the wickets.
7. Mohammad Nabi:
Mitchell Marsh’s place will be given to Mohammad Nabi in the playing XI. The Afghan player has impressed with the all-round performance in the T20 leagues across the globe. He has already played for SRH in 13 IPL matches.
8. Rashid Khan
The spinner Rashid Khan is undoubtedly an integral part of the team. He has emerged as of the finest spinners in the international cricket. He had an unfortunate collision with Abhishekh Sharma during the match against RCB although he didn’t have a major injury. The Afghan Players will play against KKR in the coming match.
9. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
The spearhead of the bowling attack, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, is coming after recovering from injury. Against RCB, he could not pick a wicket but was the economical bowler, giving away 25 runs in four overs. As the tournament will move on, he will come out as better because he hasn’t played matches since the start of 2020.
10. Sandeep Sharma:
Sandeep has stuck to conventional swing bowling and fetched rich dividends in the Indian Premier League. He will be the player to look out for SRH in the tournament.
11. T Natarajan :
The left-arm pacer T Natrajan was included in the playing XI against RCB and picked the prize wicket of Virat Kohli. He will be expected to give similar performances in the ongoing tournament.