Kolkata Knight Riders with face Sunrisers Hyderabad stand in match number 10 of the Indian Premier League 2018 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Saturday. Kolkata went down to Chennai Super Kings in the previous match in spite of having put up a 200-plus score. Sunrisers, in contrast, have won both their matches so far.
KKR could not finish off the match against Chennai Super Kings. Their tactics have definitely come under fire. R Vinay Kumar bowled a really poor over to give Chennai their second victory in as many games. His place would be definitely under fire.
It remains to be seen how Dinesh Karthik and co react. There are good chances of former Aussie pacer Mitchell Johnson for Saturday’s match. The spending performance of Andre Russell is a definite plus for KKR.
Dream XI for Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad: Dinesh Karthik (captain and wk), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Nitish Rana, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Mitchell Johnson, Ishank Jaggi
Sunrisers Hyderabad will go into the match having won their first two games. Their batting collapse against Mumbai Indians would be a worry though. Apart from Deepak Hooda and Shikhar Dhawan at the top, nobody could make an impact.
Dream XI for Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders: Kane Williamson (captain), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Manish Pandey, Rashid Khan Arman, Shikhar Dhawan, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Sandeep Sharma, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Billy Stanlake, Deepak Hooda