KKR Vs SRH Dream11 Team: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) have been two of the consistent teams in the IPL with regards to their qualification to the playoffs, but neither of them has had a great start to their campaign in the ongoing IPL 2020.
KKR currently leads the head to head battle against SRH as they have emerged on the winning side 10 times in 17 games they have played against the men in orange in the history of IPL so far.
After a couple of days of cricket in Dubai, the action is back to Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Stadium again and as usual, the first ball of the match will be bowled at 07:30 PM IST. It will be a humid day in Abu Dhabi and slightly windy as well which makes it easier for the batsmen to hit the ball on side of the ground as compared to the other.
Both KKR and SRH lost their respective first games, but KKR lost it by a significantly massive margin, as a result of which they are now sitting at no. 8 in the points table with a net run rate of minus 2.450.
SRH is sitting just above KKR, but their NRR is minus 0.500 which is not great, but definitely not as poor as KKR’s.
There have been two games played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in IPL 2020 so far and while the first one was won by the chasing team, the second game was comprehensively clinched by the team batting first.
Dew, as at the other two venues in UAE, is a big factor in Abu Dhabi as well and that might influence the captain’s decision at the toss.
KKR Vs SRH Who Will Win Dream11 Prediction
Both KKR and SRH have got loopholes in their line-up, but the advantage with SRH is that most of their overseas players are ideally suited to the subcontinent conditions. While the head to head record is in KKR’s favor, SRH might push them on the back-foot and might even topple them on Saturday night.
KKR playing 11 (expected): Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Dinesh Karthik (C & WK), Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Nikhil Naik, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav
SRH playing 11 (expected): David Warner (C), Jonny Bairstow (WK), Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Mohammad Nabi, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhucneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed
Shubman Gill: Shubman Gill couldn’t do much in the first game, but there is no denying the fact that he is probably the best young batsman going around the world at the moment and the conditions in UAE are absolutely perfect for his batting. He can be a good choice as Dream11 captain.
Jonny Bairstow: There might be a perception that the English batsmen are not suited to the slow pitches, but Jonny Bairstow defies it as he plays so well with the straight bat on both sides of the wicket and enjoys batting whenever he gets to tour the subcontinent countries. Bairstow scored a half-century in his first outing against RCB, however it came in a losing cause.
Dinesh Karthik: Now that the KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik has decided to bat at no. 3, he has more chance of making an impact on the game as he will get more no. of deliveries to face. Karthik looked in decent touch the other day against Mumbai Indians, but going forward, he would like to convert his 30s into 80s and he is fully capable of that, batting in the top order.
Manish Pandey: Manish Pandey, apart from Bairstow, was another SRH player who really hit the ball crisp and hard, playing in the first game against RCB and he would believe he might have seen SRH home if he had not lost his wicket at the wrong time. Given the kind of form he showed in the first game, Manish will be vital for SRH again on Saturday night.