Both teams are playing their ninth match of the ongoing IPL 2020. In the IPL 2020 points table, while KKR are in the 4th position with 8 points (4 wins and 4 loses), SRH are in the 5th position with 6 points (3 wins and 5 loses).
It is their second meeting in the IPL 2020. During the 8th match of the IPL 2020 on 26th September 2020, they met for the first time this season at Abu Dhabi, where KKR claimed a 7-wicket victory.
IPL 2020, Match 35: SunRisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders (SRH vs KKR) – Toss Report
SunRisers Hyderabad captain David Warner won the toss and decided to field first. They made two changes – Basil Thampi and Abdul Samad replaced Khaleel Ahmed and Shahbaz Nadeem.
Warner said, “We’ll have a bowl. The wickets have been challenging in Dubai compared to this one. Two changes for us – Thampi replaces Khaleel, we have left out a spinner”
On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders captain Eoin Morgan confirmed that they also made two alterations in the playing XI. Kuldeep Yadav and Lockie Ferguson have been selected in the playing XI as the replacement of Prasidh Krishna and Chris Green.
Morgan said, “We will have to improve our basics better, we didn’t do that against MI in our last match. Two changes for us – Kuldeep and Lockie in, for Green and Prasidh. We don’t want to rush Sunil back, we’ll give him some time.”
IPL 2020, Match 35: SunRisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders (SRH vs KKR) – Playing XIs
SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH): David Warner (C), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Basil Thampi
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Eoin Morgan (C), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy