Sunrisers Hyderabad are set to take on Kolkata Knight Riders in the eliminator of Vivo Indian Premier League 2017 on 17 May at M. Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru. It’s gonna be cracker of the game as two time champion team KKR will be up against current IPL champion SRH.
Today we are going to look at the probable playing lineup that can both teams have for Vivo IPL-10 eliminator playoff match.
SRH vs KKR Playoff Playing XIs
Top two leading run scorers of Vivo IPL 2017 are from Sunrisers Hyderabad. Yes, David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan are the leading run scorers in the season and both will be key players at the top for title defenders against two time Indian Premier League winner KKR. If these two bat well, it will be great for Hyderabad to survive and score big at Chinnaswamy’s difficult wicket this year.
Middle strong is not looking in great form but if Yuvraj Singh comes back in the playing 11, that will really boost SRH chances to make into qualifier-2. Moises Henriques, Deepak Hooda and Naman Ojha will have to play really well in the middle overs and at the depth overs to take the side par score.
Bowling has been the key of success for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Leading wicket taker of the tournament, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been fantabulous throughout this 10th IPL journey and will look to take more wickets in the eliminator to make his team qualify for 2nd qualifier.
The way youngsters Siddarth Kaul and Mohammed Siraj have delivered to the SRH bowling, it’s been exceptional. The fact is both these guys are bowling crucial overs at the depth and not even restricting opposition but also taking wickets at regular intervals. Hence the pace battery looks amazing. Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi are the key spinners in the side to whom Warner can look at for wickets.
Kolkata Knight Riders
The situation of getting knocked out from the tournament for Kolkata Knight Riders has arrived because of only their batsmen who were quite irresponsible in the last match against Mumbai Indians. However openers Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine have been providing solid start to the side, team still needs firing from middle order that contains big names like Gambhir, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan and Grandhomme.
Umesh Yadav, Trent Boult, Ankit Singh Rajpoot and Grandhomme to be key bowlers in the fast bowling attack for Knight Riders. There guys have done well for two time IPLT20 champions but they have to come better to restrict Sunrisers Hyderabad strong batting lineup. Sunil Narine and Yusuf Pathan are the spin bowling options for skipper Gambhir to use in the middle overs. However we can expect Kuldeep Singh to get play this match.
Let’s have a look at the projected playing 11s for SRH vs KKR eliminator match.
|S. No.||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Kolkata Knight Riders|
|1.||David Warner (Captain)||Gautam Gambhir (Captain)|
|2.||Shikhar Dhawan||Chris Lynn|
|3.||Moises Henriques||Robin Uthappa|
|4.||Yuvraj Singh||Manish Pandey|
|5.||Naman Ojha||Yusuf Pathan|
|6.||Mohammad Nabi||Sunil Narine|
|7.||Vijay Shankar||Colin de Grandhomme|
|8.||Mohammed Siraj||Umesh Yadav|
|9.||Rashid Khan||Trent Boult|
|10.||Bhuvneshwar Kumar||Ankit Singh Rajpoot|
|11.||Siddarth Kaul||Kuldeep Singh Yadav|
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