KKR vs SRH: Head-to-head, Playing XI and other interesting stats
Kolkata Knight Riders face the in-form Sunrisers Hyderabad in match number 10 of 2018 Indian Premier League. The Eden Gardens is set for a blockbuster tie where KKR have an upper hand over their fancied opponents. KKR will be looking to do well knowing that home support factor plays a role in T20s. SRH eye a third successive victory. Here is our pre-match report.
KKR enjoy dominance in head-to-head stats
In terms of head-to-head stats KKR enjoy dominance over SRH. The two teams have played 12 matches in the IPL and KKR have gone on to win eight of those games. What is interesting is the record at the historical Eden Gardens. The hosts have faced SRH five times here and enjoy a 100% win-record.
SRH need to break the jinx
Williamson-led SRH have been in top-form and top the IPL 2018 table. They will be eyeing a third successive victory. But given that the match is on a ground where they haven't fared well, it might be difficult. They need to stick to the basics.
Bowling could play a crucial role
Both teams have a quality attack and in the end the side with the better application could go on to make the amends. Spin will be a big factor and that's where both KKR and SRH have the resources. Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav and Piyush Chawla need to come together and get 12 good overs. Rashid Khan is SRH's player to watch out for.
Probable Playing XI - Kolkata Knight Riders
Likely playing XI for KKR: Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik (captain and wicket-keeper), Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Tom Curran and Shivam Mavi.
Probable Playing XI - Sunrisers Hyderabad
Likely playing XI for SRH: Shikhar Dhawan, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Kane Williamson (captain), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Deepak Hooda, Rashid Khan, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma and Billy Stanlake.