IPL 2018: Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Match Preview And Prediction


However, Bangladeshi allrounder Shakib Al Hasan joined Williamson and both added 55 runs to dissipate any doubts SRH fans might have had. Rana, who was batting at 18, cut Billy Stanlake towards point where Pandey flung himself to his right and kept his nerve to grab the ball on the second chance.

It will also be an emotional moment for Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan - who where part of KKR's success journey in winning two titles in 2012 and 2014 - turning out from the opponent's dressing room at the Eden.

Knight Riders had a sluggish start to the game after they were put in, and apart from Lynn's 49 that stretched across a brief rain interruption, they barely had a foot in the game.

Pandey then nearly got next man Sunil Narine -- the first of the batting-order surprises -- but though he leapt like a goalkeeper, this time he grassed it on his second attempt. Besides Vinay Kumar, Andre Russell (0/35) and Tom Curran (2/39) were also expensive.

An hot evening is expected at the Eden Gardens with a maximum temperature of 37°. Two great catches, owe Manish Pandey a couple of beers. Chris Lynn was the top-scorer for the home side with 49 off 34 balls. "I am really happy with the way they bowled", he said.

It seemed to be a fairytale end to a sensational season for U-19 India colts pacer Kamlesh Nagarkoti who was picked up for a massive Rs. 3.2 crore at the auction held in January ahead of the U-19 World Cup final. Sam Billings was dropped on 9 and he went on to score a 23-ball 56, a match-winning knock; skipper Dinesh Karthik missed running Ravindra Jadeja out on naught, and he landed the winning hit with a ball to spare.

Then Williamson and Shakib stitched together a 59-run stand for the fourth wicket before the latter was caught in two minds whether to defend and hit, losing his leg stump in the process to Piyush Chawla (1/20).

Sunil Narine did not have a good time against Chennai Super Kings on Tuesday. Along with Royal Challengers Bangalore, SRH are one team which has only used 5 bowlers in the 3 matches that they have played till now. The SRH bowlers were supported admirably by their fielders, typified by two stunning catches from Manish Pandey, a former Knight Rider himself, the second of which helped remove the risky Andre Russell.

Hyderabad: Bhuvaneshwar Kumar returns to the side replacing Sandeep Sharma in the only change to the side that played against Mumbai Indians on Friday.

"It's nice to get out there and take a few wickets".