A very important match for both Kolkata and Hyderabad will be on Saturday 16th April when both sides are set to meet in the eighth match of Indian Premier League 2016. Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium to host season’s first game and it will an interesting one as both SRH and KKR teams are coming from losing their respective games against Bangalore and Mumbai.
Sunrisers Hyderabad would definitely not be feeling good as before the start of tournament they were looking quite impressive but losing Yuvraj Singh due to injury for two weeks and Ashish Nehra’s injury in the first match, has really disturbed the combination. Although skipper David Warner scored brilliant fifty but couldn’t take his team towards winning target.
Ashish Nehra’s exit is a big blow for Sunrisers Hyderabad as they conceded 225 odd runs against Royal Challengers Bangalore. So they need to play well to restrict destructive KKR batting line-up. Trent Boult, Mustafizur Rahman, Brinder Singh Sran and Karn Sharma will be key bowlers for SRH.
David Warner, Mustafizur Rahman, Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Trent Boult, Naman Ojha, Deepak Hooda, Brinder Singh Sran, Karn Sharma, Aditya Tare.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Gautam Gambhir, Suryakumar Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Brad Hogg, Andre Russell, Yusuf Pathan, Robin Uthappa, Colin Munro, John Hastings, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Singh Yadav.
Kolkata Knight Riders are favorites to win and they have got 57 percent winning chances over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 8th match of Vivo IPL-9.