Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: IPL 2020 - Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad - Match 8
The 8th match of the Indian Premier League 2020 will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi in the UAE.
Things have not started well for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Their overseas pace bowling all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has been ruled out of the season due to an ankle injury. West Indies test skipper Jason Holder has been signed as his replacement.
Rashid Khan and Abhishek Sharma collided while taking a run against RCB which injured Rashid Khan.
Kane Williamson suffered a quadriceps injury during training and could not be drafted into the playing XI. However, the Kiwi skipper can be back for this match to give some mass to the Hyderabad middle order, which anticipatedly collapsed in their opening fixture.
Mohammad Nabi is expected to make the Hyderabad playing XI in place of Mitchell Marsh to provide them with another spin bowling option.
For Kolkata Knight Riders, Sunil Narine and Shubman Gill will continue to open the batting with Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik in the middle order.
The team made a surprise move of picking Nikhil Naik to bat at number 7 which did not work in the first match. Sandeep Warrier and Shivam Mavi are likely to keep their place for Kolkata alongside Pat Cummins and Kuldeep Yadav.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) - David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Mitchell Marsh, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) - Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik(c & wk), Nikhil Naik, Pat Cummins, Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi
Match Analytics and Odds
The form of KKR would suggest your cricket betting on this match should be with KKR to win.
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Kolkata Knight Riders
Who will win? – Kolkata Knight Riders
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Dinesh Karthik (Kolkata Knight Riders), David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Sunil Narine (Kolkata Knight Riders), Rashid Khan (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
Most Sixes – Andre Russell (Kolkata Knight Riders), David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
Man of the Match – Andre Russell
Team Scores Batting first – Kolkata Knight Riders 180+, Sunrisers Hyderabad 160+
Match Handicap Kolkata Knight Riders
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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