The Knight Riders juggernaut reaches Hyderabad for the 37th clash of IPL 10 against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Both teams are coming into this match on the back of clinical performances in their last matches. KKR, with 14 points from 9 games, are sitting comfortably at the top of the table while SRH, with 11 points in 9 matches, are placed third. KKR won the previous rubber between the two teams at the iconic Eden Gardens by 17 runs.
Form Guide (last 5 matches with most recent first)
SRH: W N L W W
KKR: W W W L W
Sunrisers are upbeat after their convincing win over KXIP at Mohali. Their openers finally came to the party as they thrashed the KXIP bowling attack all over the park in their aggressive century stand. Their bowlers too rose to the occasion as they chipped away with wickets at regular intervals to render the Shaun Marsh blinder ineffective. Their slight concern will be their fielding in the last match which wasn’t up to the mark.
Kolkata Knight Riders
It looks like Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa are having run chases for dinner as they put on yet another clinical batting performance to help KKR chase the 161-run target in 16.2 overs against DD. They are sitting at the top of the points table with their Captain in possession of the Orange Cap. Nathan Coulter-Nile is leading the bowling attack superbly to help KKR tick all the boxes.
Both sides will want to field their winning XI as we look towards the top fantasy picks for the game-
Top Fantasy Picks
Batsman- Gautam Gambhir FYS Fantasy Points- 531
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The KKR Captain is making a strong case for his inclusion in the Indian Champions Trophy squad. He is leading by example and has accumulated 376 runs from 9 games at an average of 62.7. Considering his form, he is our top batsman for the game.
Bowler- Bhuvneshwar Kumar FYS Fantasy Points- 415
The most successful and economical bowler of the tournament is our top bowling pick with 18 wickets to his name at a miserly economy of 6.3. Bhuvi displayed his class in the last match as he scalped two of the most dangerous KXIP batters- Guptill and Marsh. KKR will be cautious of him.
All-Rounder- Moises Henriques FYS Fanatsy Points- 314
He didn’t get much chance to flex his batting muscles thanks to a Warner-Dhawan special in the last match but his three fifties this season are a testament to his batting abilities. He went for some runs in the last match but considering his overall performance so far, we are going with the Aussie all-rounder for the game.
Punt Player- Nathan Coulter-Nile FYS Fantasy Points- 238
His inclusion in the KKR attack has given the X-factor to the KKR line-up. With 11 wickets from just 4 games, he is the player to watch out for in the SRH vs KKR clash.
One can tune in to Set Max to catch the live action in Hindi while Sony Six brings it in English. Viewers can also watch the live streaming on Hotstar.