10th Match of Indian Premier League 2018 between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad
Dinesh Karthik’s Knights are all set for a cracking match against the Kane Williamson-led Sunrisers Hyderabad in their third match of the VIVO IPL 2018 at Eden Gardens on Saturday (April 14). Going by the record, SRH have never won at Eden, ‘The Home of Knights’. But numbers don’t, and will never tell you the entire story.
When: Apr 14, 08:00 PM IST
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
The Eden Gardens track is considered as one of the better batting surfaces although spinners tend to come into action as the match wears on. Spinners have enjoyed bowling here in IPL games as well.
Venue Stats IPL
|Matches won batting first||23|
|Matches won bowling first||39|
|Average 1st Inns scores||154|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||143|
|Highest total recorded||204/2 (18.2 Ov) by KXIP vs KKR|
|Lowest total recorded||49/10 (9.4 Ov) by RCB vs KKR|
|Highest score chased||204/2 (18.2 Ov) by KXIP vs KKR|
|Lowest score defended||114/4 (20 Ov) by CSK vs KKR|
Head to Head
|Total Matches Play||12|
|Won by Kolkata Knight Riders||8|
|Won by Sunrisers Hyderabad||4|
At EDEN GARDEN:
|Total Matches Play||5|
|Won by Kolkata Knight Riders||5|
|Won by Sunrisers Hyderabad||0|
No team has won more matches against Sunrisers Hyderabad than the Kolkata Knight Riders.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Left-arm pacer Mitchell Johnson had recovered and was hopeful of his return.
Rinku Singh has had two hits so far, and he has not looked the part; KKR might be tempted to give the experienced Ishank Jaggi or the highly-rated Shubman Gill a run.
Vinay Kumar’s position could be under threat; the Karnataka pacer has conceded 65 runs in 3.5 overs this season – and came in for plenty of criticism for his poor last over against the Chennai Super Kings. If KKR opt to look for a replacement, the only options they have (among Indian players) are the under-19 World Cup winners Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Shivam Mavi.
If Bhuvneshwar Kumar is fit he will come in place of Sandeep Sharma.
Kolkata Knight Riders : Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Tom Curran, Vinay Kumar, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Mitchell Johnson, Shubman Gill, Ishank Jaggi, Apoorv Wankhade, Shivam Mavi, Cameron Delport, Javon Searles
Sunrisers Hyderabad : Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Rashid Khan, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma, Billy Stanlake, Alex Hales, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Carlos Brathwaite, Ricky Bhui, T Natarajan, Mohammad Nabi, Basil Thampi, K Khaleel Ahmed, Sachin Baby, Chris Jordan, Tanmay Agarwal, Shreevats Goswami, Bipul Sharma, Mehdi Hasan
Kolkata Knight Riders
Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Rinku Singh / Ishank Jaggi / Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Mitchell Johnson/Tom Curran, Piyush Chawla, Shivam Mavi/R Vinay Kumar / Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav
Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson (c), Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Rashid Khan, Billy Stanlake, Siddarth Kaul, Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Sandeep Sharma
Shakib Al Hasan
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