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IPL 2020 Live Score, SRH vs KKR Match Today: Can Kolkata Knight Riders bounce back against Warner’s army?

IPL 2020 Live Score, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): A BREAKING NEWS ahead of the match – Sunil Narine has been taken off the Suspected Bowling actions List. It means he could play tonight for Kolkata Knight Riders. The Indian Premier League 2020 contest between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders will be a battle for a position in the points table. Despite two consecutive defeats, KKR have somehow managed to keep themselves in the top four of the table, with SRH, too, suffering two straight losses. For David Warner & co., this contest is a chance to push themselves on the right side of the table while for the newly appointed KKR captain, the contest against SRH is to defend the fort and keep themselves in top four. Plenty to play for both the teams, but even more for KKR as the last thing they want is to suffer a series of losses like last year and lose a spot in the playoffs.

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14:30 hrs IST

Sunil Narine condition

As per the rules, Sunil Narine has been cleared upon condition that he cannot deviate from the action that he has submitted to the IPL Bowling action committee.

14:25 hrs IST

The ultimate mid-table clash

This is the battle for points – and to reach the playoffs stage. It is a contest between teams at no. 4 and no. 5 positions, and if the latter wins, the places in the table will be switched between the two teams. KKR have to win to keep themselves on the right side of the table.

14:20 hrs IST

Tim Seifert in KKR?

According to reports, USA bowler Ali Khan has been injured and replaced by Tim Seifert in KKR. Still awaiting a confirmation. Stay tuned for updates.

14:15 hrs IST

Rashid Khan: The Key Man of SRH bowling unit

• Rashid Khan has been the most successful bowler so far for SRH in this season and has taken 25% of the total wickets taken by SRH bowling unit (10/40).

• But other than Rashid we see no other SRH bowler contributing significantly to the setup, Rashid is the only to have average under 20 and strike rate under 20 among the bowler to have played more than 2 matches.

14:10 hrs IST

Worrying signs of KKR

• They have lost 12 wickets in Power play, only RR have lost more in IPL 2020.

• KKR’s top 3 have scored 563 runs, the least by a team in IPL 2020.

14:05 hrs IST

KKR need to sort their Powerplay struggles

* Against MI KKR lost 2 wickets in Powerplay and managed to score just 33 runs.

• Throughout IPL 2020 KKR have struggled in the power play, they have scored 315 runs with the bat, at a strike rate of 109. the least by a team in IPL

14:00 hrs IST

Key player for Kolkata Knight Riders

Sunil Narine will likely return in Playing XI and he has to settle down KKR bowling line up which has looked rusty in his absene. Big responsibility on his shoulders.

13:55 hrs IST

SRH vs KKR Live, IPL 2020: STATS ATTACK

Nuggets:

• 0: SRH has not won a game chasing a target in IPL 2020.

• 10: Runs Warner needs to become the first foreign player and the 4th overall to score 5000 runs in IPL.

• 5: Wickets S.Kaul needs to take 50 wickets for SRH.

• 1: Sandeep Sharma needs 1 more wicket to complete 100 IPL wickets

• 35: Runs Warner needs to reach 900 runs vs KKR in IPL, will become the 2nd player after Rohit Sharma.

• 56: Warner will captain for 56th time overtaking Shane Warne, among foreigners only Gilchrist has captained more in

IPL.

• 46: Runs Williamson needs to reach 1500 runs in IPL.

• 14.38: Dinesh Karthik’s average vs SRH, his lowest against any opponent in IPL.

• 14.57: Russell’s average vs SRH, his lowest against any opponent in IPL.

• 17: Runs Russell needs to reach 1500 runs in IPL.

• 44: Narine’s bowling average, his worst against any current opponent in IPL.

• 1: Pat Cummins is 1 wicket away from completing 100 wickets in T20s.

• 3: Lockie Ferguson is 3 wickets away from completing 50 wickets in T20s.

• 38: Rashid needs 38 runs to complete 1000 runs in T20s.

• 51: Holder needs 51 runs to complete 1000 runs in T20s.

13:50 hrs IST

Meanwhile, 2nd match of the evening

The 2nd match of Sunday will see Mumbai Indians taking on Kings XI Punjab. Will there be another Gaylestorm in UAE tonight!? READ PREVIEW

13:45 hrs IST

SRH’s middle-order woes

Sunrisers Hyderabad made a mistake in not getting a heavy hitter in the line-up. After David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson and Manish Pandey, their batting line-up looks weak, and there is no real talent to get those 20-30 extra runs in lower middle-order in the death overs.

13:40 hrs IST

Pat Cummins dilemma for KKR

Pat Cummins has contributed with the bat lower down the order – but has struggled to get wickets. Should he be replaced by Lockie Ferguson? Big question for Eoin Morgan!

13:35 hrs IST

BREAKING: Sunil Narine is back!

BIG NEWS! Sunil Narine has been taken off the IPL bowlers suspected bowling action list. This means he can play freely against SRH without worrying about facing a ban. READ MORE

13:30 hrs IST

Key player for Sunrisers Hyderabad

The key player for Sunrisers Hyderabad against Kolkata Knight Riders has to be David Warner. Warner is returning to his firing best, and Warner needs to make the most against KKR’s struggling bowling line-up.

13:25 hrs IST

SRH vs KKR - Head to Head Records

SRH vs KKR Head to Head Records

Total number of matches played: 18

Matches won by SRH: 7

Matches won by KKR: 11

Matched played in India: 17 (SRH 7, KKR 10)

Matches played in UAE: 1 (SRH 0, KKR 1)

DC average score against SRH: 155

CSK average score against KKR: 149

Most runs for SRH: 569 (David Warner)

Most runs for KKR: 152 (Nitish Rana)

Most wickets for SRH: 8 (Siddarth Kaul and Rashid Khan)

Most wickets for KKR: 10 (Kuldeep Yadav and Sunil Narine)

Most catches for SRH: 9 (Rashid Khan)

Most catches for KKR: 4 (Dinesh Karthik and Andre Russell)

13:20 hrs IST

Andre Russell needs to fire

It has not been a good season for Andre Russell who was KKR’s match-winner last season. This is why KKR are not able to find consistency. Russell needs to fire today against SRH.

 

13:15 hrs IST

Brian Lara makes interesting points

Brian Lara on KKR problems: “Captaincy was a never a problem for KKR. Sunil Narine won them a couple of matches with his bowling while defending a total so he needs to get that (his action) sorted out,” Lara said on Star Sports.

“Andre Russell needs to get runs, anybody can captain a team. I think they have put more pressure on themselves now, the camera is on them, they’ve had a change of captain, something is happening in the camp which is not right. That’s just the worst defeat for KKR that I’ve seen,” Lara added. READ MORE

13:10 hrs IST

SRH vs KKR Live Streaming: When and where to watch?

Wondering where you can catch all the Live action of IPL 2020, SRH vs KKR on TV and Online Live Streaming? We got you sorted! The Live Streaming will be available on HotStar, while the match will be on Star Sports Network on TV.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

13:05 hrs IST

Virender Sehwag on Shubman Gill

“Shubman Gill has had many opportunities and now the time has come for KKR to tell him to be a bit more aggressive in the powerplay and if can’t, bring him down in the batting order and send someone else up. If you are to win, the start needs to be good. If the foundation is not laid properly, you can’t build a solid innings on it,” Virender Sehwag told Cricbuzz.

Do you agree? READ MORE

13:00 hrs IST

KKR Predicted XI vs SRH

The newly appointed KKR captain Eoin Morga suffered a big defeat in his first game as skipper. He will likely make a few changes in the team.

KKR Predicted XI against SRH: Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell, Chris Green, Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Kamlesh Nagarkoti

12:55 hrs IST

SRH Predicted XI vs KKR

Still have not yet picked your Dream XI teams yet? Here, take a look at our Predicted XI for SRH in this game to take some help.

SRH Predicted XI against KKR: David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan.

12:50 hrs IST

Interesting stats before the match

– The most expensive buy of the season Pat Cummins has not taken wickets in six games this season.

– Kolkata Knight Riders have the worst run rate in PP overs in IPL 2020.

– David Warner is the 2nd highest run-getter against KKR, only next to Rohit Sharma.

12:45 hrs IST

IPL 2020 Points table dynamics: SRH vs KKR

Sunrisers Hyderabad are currently placed at no. 5 position with 6 points and a higher Net Run Rate than Kolkata Knight Riders. KKR are no. 4 position with 8 points, and a defeat to SRH will mean that both the teams will be at 8 points with but SRH having a higher NRR, they will move to 4th position, while KKR will slip to no. 5.

IPL 2020 Points Table

12:40 hrs IST

SRH vs KKR – Squads list

Hey, guys. The first game of Sunday’s double header between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders is just a few hours away. Hope you guys have your Dream XI teams sorted out by now. What, no!?? What are you waiting for – Here are the squads for both the teams. Fix your Dream XI teams for IPL 2020, SRH vs KKR NOW!

Squads:

Kolkata Knight Riders Squad: Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w), Eoin Morgan(c), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Chris Green, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna, Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Siddhesh Lad, Nikhil Naik, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Ali Khan, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Tom Banton, Manimaran Siddharth

Sunrisers Hyderabad Squad: David Warner(c), Jonny Bairstow(w), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Khaleel Ahmed, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Abhishek Sharma, Prithvi Raj Yarra, Abdul Samad, Sanjay Yadav, Basil Thampi, Virat Singh, Fabian Allen, Billy Stanlake, Bavanaka Sandeep, Jason Holder, Mohammad Nabi, Wriddhiman Saha

12:35 hrs IST

SRH vs KKR - Head-to-head

SRH vs KKR – Head to Head stats

Total games – 18

SRH won – 7

KKR won – 11

NR – 0

12:30 hrs IST

IPL 2020, SRH vs KKR - LIVE!

Hello and welcome to another our live blog on yet another Indian Premier League 2020 contest between a struggling Kolkata Knight Riders team and a wounded Sunrisers Hyderabad team. The IPL 2020 season has seen its fair share of twists and turns, but SRH’s defeat at the hands of RR last week, was perhaps, one of the best most unexpected results of the season. SRH had the match won, but then they lost it out of nowhere. The defeat against CSK have further hurt SRH’s chances of climbing up the table, but a win over KKR will just do that for David Warner & co.

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