IPL 2020: KKR vs SRH playing 11 prediction, squad, head to head, details

Mitchell Marsh of Sunrisers Hyderabad struggles with a sprained ankle during match 3 IPL between SRH vs RCB at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai. Photo: Ron Gaunt / Sportzpics for BCCI
An injury-hit Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) would look to register its first point on IPL 2020 points table, when David Warner-led side will lock horns with Kolkara Knight Riders (KKR) at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Saturday. SRH is marred by injuries as its premier Australian all-rounder has been ruled out of the tournament due to ankle injury while Kane Williamson was not available for first game due to a niggle. 

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Jason Holder is named like to like replacement for Marsh but the West Indian test captain is not likely to get place in SRH playing 11 straight away given his countryman Fabian Allen is already practicing with SRH squad. In fact, SRH team management would also pick Kane Williamson to instill some experience in its playing 11, meanwhile Manish Pandey, who came to bat at number 3 in previous match, could be moved down the batting order. 

Jason Holder in Indian premier Legaue

Holder, who played for Sunrisers in the 2014-15 season, last featured in the IPL in 2016 for Kolkata Knight Riders. He recently featured in the Caribbean Premier League.

KKR vs SRH playing 11 prediction

Sunrisers Hyderabad: The SRH leadership group has to make a forced change from its previous game given Marsh has been ruled out. It is unlikely that Jason Holder would be drafted straight into the SRH playing 11. The vacant all-rounder spot would be available either for West Indian Fabian Allen or Afghanistan's Mohammad Nabi. Meanwhile, Natarajan may get dropped after a poor outing in previous match and would be replace by Khaleel Ahmed or Siddharth Kaul. 
SRH tentative playing 11:  David Warner (capt), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, 7 Mitchell Marsh, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddharth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma
Kolkata Knight Riders: The KKR’s leadership group would not like to tinker the playing 11 from the its previous game. Unless there has been an injury concern at the start of play.
KKR tentative playing 11: Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Nikhil Naik, Pat Cummins, Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi.

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As has been in the last two IPL 2020 games at Shiekh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the pitch has something for both batsmen and bowlers. A 150 is an average total at the ground and the team batting second would have an advantage considering the dew factor. Hence, both sides would look to win the toss and opt to field first.

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KKR vs SRH head-to-head

Total matches: 17

KKR won: 10

SRH won: 7

No result: 0

Head to head, KKR has an advantage over Hyderabad as it has won 10 out of 17 matches

Here are the squads of both the teams: 

KKR squad for IPL 2020: Dinesh Karthik (captain & wicketkeeper), Andre Russell, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Siddhesh Lad, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Eoin Morgan, Varun Chakravarthy, Tom Banton (Wicketkeeper), Rahul Tripathi, Chris Green, M Siddharth, Nikhil Naik (Wicketkeeper), Ali Khan.

SRH squad for IPL 2020: David Warner (Captain), Jonny Bairstow (Wicketkeeper), Kane Williamson, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Manish Pandey, Virat Singh, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mitchell Marsh, Fabian Allen, Vijay Shankar, Sanjay Yadav, Wriddhiman Saha (Wicketkeeper), Shreevats Goswami (Wicketkeeper), Bavanaka Sandeep, Basil Thampi, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan, Abhishek Sharma.

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