A battle of top-class teams tonight. In an all-important clash, the DK’s KKR who are in absolute winning momentum set to take Kane’s SRH who registered 4 loses on the trot. As the final berth is on offer, both the teams would like to get into the game with all their guns blazing all the way. Both the teams know their pros and cons of the team and the team who would overcome it will certainly meet CSK in final.
Coming to the pros of KKR, their batting department is doing a fine job with all the big guns understanding their role to the perfection. Chris Lynn has become a smart player while Narine played a significant role. The only player who is yet to fire all his cylinders is Robin Uthappa whom KKR would love to see among the run scorers tonight.
Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik, and Shubman Gill are all in a decent nick while Andre Russell has become a hit or miss kind of player of late. However, they don’t mind until top-order batsmen are doing their job.
For SRH, they would ask their bowlers to counter the free-flowing willows of KKR. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will carry the mantle while the likes of Sandeep Sharma, Siddharth Kaul should be at their best. Though KKR countered SRH threat in the league stage, it was only after SRH made a shift in their team combinations.
Meanwhile, the batting department has heavily relied on the likes of Kane Williamson and Shikhar Dhawan. SRH camp would hope Manish Pandey would rise up to the occasion in the key encounter. Most probably, Yusuf Pathan would again play a meaty role tonight while Shreevats Goswami seems to be in a fine touch.
For KKR, they have been heavily dependent on spin bowlers and Russell, who is fetching them the breakthroughs. However, the young Prasidh Krishna picked up his bar at the right moment who is yielding the results for KKR. All in all, a perfect game of a battle between two equal teams is set to make its way tonight.
Toss Prediction: Williamson might win the toss and ask the home side to bat first.
Pitch Report: A high-scoring game is on the cards. But, spinners might pull it back.
Weather Report – No rain in the forecast. A perfect atmosphere for the game.
Match-winner Prediction – Sunrisers Hyderabad
KKR: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik (c&wk), Andre Russell, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Javon Searles, Piyush Chawla, Prasidh Krishna, Kuldeep Yadav
SRH: Shikhar Dhawan, Shreevats Goswami, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Carlos Brathwaite, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul
Date & Time – 25th May 2018, 19:00 IST
Venue – Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Live Telecast – Star Sports Network, Jio, and Hotstar Premium Customers.