Guwahati: The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) face off in Match 35 of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) in Abu Dhabi at 3:30 PM.
Both teams are stuck in the middle of the IPL 2020 points table. While a win for KKR would secure the No. 4 position, SRH could move level on points with their opponents and enter the qualifying spots on the basis of net run rate. More tellingly, both teams come into this game on the back of losses.
SRH fell to the Chennai Super Kings by 20 runs, with all-round shows from Ravindra Jadeja and Sam Curran overshadowing Kane Williamson’s fifty. Sandeep Sharma was the only SRH bowler who was saved from punishment, and his ability to swing the new ball will be key to the outcome of this game.
KKR, on the other hand, were brushed aside by the Mumbai Indians, as a fifty from Quinton de Kock and cameos from Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya took the defending champions over the line by 8 wickets. The 2-time IPL winners will look to new captain Eoin Morgan to inspire them to a win, with the form of former captain Dinesh Karthik and dangerman Andre Russell being big concerns.