Kolkata Knight Riders are all set to lock horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad on Saturday in the match no.8 of Indian Premier League 2020. Both the teams will aim to register their first win in IPL 2020 after losing their opening matches.
Meanwhile, ahead of the match KKR took to their social media account and shared a catching practice video featuring Tom Banton, coach Brendon McCullum and other KKR players.
“Welcoming @TBanton18 to the UAE Heat with @Bazmccullum’s ‘pop-corn catching’ drills. How many did he catch? #KKRvSRH #KKRHaiTaiyaar #Dream11IPL,” KKR captioned the video.
1️⃣5️⃣ catches – no time to rest!
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) September 26, 2020
Talking about the match then, KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik will once be tested when his team take on a depleted SRH at Dubai International Stadium on Saturday.
Much was expected from a revamped Kolkata Knight Riders set-up but it seemed Karthik did not learn from his past mistakes and made some inexplicable decisions that led to their complete capitulation against Mumbai Indians.
Once again, all eyes would be on power-hitter Andre Russell whose batting position became a talking point in KKR’s 49-run loss to Mumbai Indians. The Jamaican was the highest run-getter last season with 510 runs from 249 deliveries. However, for some weird reason, he was sent at no.6 but by then the task had become extremely difficult.
As for their opponents, who are known to put up a balanced side on the park, Hyderabad lacked strength and experience in their middle-order, failing miserably against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Needing just 43 runs from last five overs, SRH lost their last seven wickets for 32 runs to lose the game by 10 runs.
Dream 11 IPL 2020 KKR vs SRH head-to-head in IPL history
Both the teams have encountered 17 times out of which Kolkata Knight Riders have won 10 times. In their previous five encounters, however, SRH have got the better of KKR. In their last match, Hyderabad beat Kolkata by nine wickets.