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KKR vs SRH, IPL 2020: SRH win toss, five changes for the two teams

Sunrisers Hyderabad win toss in their second IPL clash and elect to bat first against Kolkata Knight Riders.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: September 27, 2020 8:42:46 am
IPL 2020, KKR vs SRH LIVE: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) batsmen Jonny Bairstow and K.Williamson greet each other after winning as KKR Skipper Dinesh Karthik looks on (Source: PTI)

Kolkata Knight Riders take on a depleted Sunrisers Hyderabad in their second IPL fixture on Saturday. Much was expected from a revamped KKR 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, the batting position of their biggest hitter Andre Russell, which became the talking point in their 49-run loss to MI, was at No 6 but by then the task had become extremely difficult.

SRH bowling has always been impressive and it seems the think tank may bring in Mohammed Nabi to bowl alongside his fellow mate Rashid Khan while Bhuvneshwar Kumar will spearhead the pace attack.

FOLLOW | IPL 2020 Live Score, KKR vs SRH Live Cricket Score Updates Online

Squads:

Kolkata Knight Riders: 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. (Full Squad, Players List)

Sunrisers Hyderabad: 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. (Full Squad, Players List)

Live Blog

IPL 2020, KKR vs SRH:

19:30 (IST)26 Sep 2020
SRH out to bat first

David Warner and Jonny Bairstow is out to bat on the pitch. Follow the live coverage and commentary here

19:10 (IST)26 Sep 2020
KKR vs SRH | Playing XIs announced!

Kolkata Knight Riders: Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Varun Chakravarthy, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi

Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner(c), Jonny Bairstow(w), Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Mohammad Nabi, Wriddhiman Saha, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, K Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan

19:05 (IST)26 Sep 2020
SRH win toss, Warner opts to bat first

Sunrisers Hyderabad have won the toss and have opted to bat. "I don't think too much is going to change throughout the course of this game. Nabi comes in for Marsh, Saha comes in for Vijay Shankar and Sandeep Sharma misses," he said.

18:30 (IST)26 Sep 2020
FOLLOW LIVE | KKR vs SRH

The toss for the match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad is just half-an-hour away. Follow all the live coverage and commentary of tonight's IPL 2020 match here

18:15 (IST)26 Sep 2020
KKR vs SRH | What are the predicted playing XIs?

Sunrisers Hyderabad Predicted Playing XI: Jonny Bairstow (WK), David Warner(C), Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Abhishek Sharma/ Virat Singh, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan

Kolkata Knight Riders Predicted Playing XI: Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik(C and WK), Andre Russell, Nikhil Naik, Pat Cummins, Prasidh Krishna, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi

18:05 (IST)26 Sep 2020
KKR vs SRH | Narine or Rashid, who will shine brighter?
17:45 (IST)26 Sep 2020
KKR vs SRH | What happened in the last match?

Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by nine wickets at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad in their last match. Batting first, KKR scored 159/8 in 20 overs, with opener Chris Lynn scoring 51 and Rinku scoring 30. SRH chased the target down in 15 overs, as David Warner scored 67 and Bairstow scored an unbeaten 80.

17:30 (IST)26 Sep 2020
KKR vs SRH | Approaching milestones

-- Andre Russell needs 89 runs to complete 1500 IPL runs
-- Siddarth Kaul needs 1 wicket to complete 50 IPL wickets
-- Sunil Narine needs 5 sixes to complete 50 IPL sixes
-- Sandeep Sharma needs 5 wickets to complete 100 IPL wickets

17:00 (IST)26 Sep 2020
KKR vs SRH | How explosive will Warner be in Abu Dhabi?
16:45 (IST)26 Sep 2020
KKR vs SRH | Will Banton prove a point tonight?
16:30 (IST)26 Sep 2020
KKR vs SRH | Head to head record

In their previous five encounters, SRH have a slight 3-2 lead over KKR, and there’s nothing to pick as far as team record goes either. Both teams have lost three of their previous five IPL matches with SRH losing their last three games in a row.

16:20 (IST)26 Sep 2020
KKR vs SRH | Just three more hours to go
15:38 (IST)26 Sep 2020
SRH Probable XI:

Sunrisers Hyderabad Predicted Playing XI: Jonny Bairstow (WK), David Warner(C), Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Abhishek Sharma/ Virat Singh, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan

15:16 (IST)26 Sep 2020
KKR Probable XI:

Kolkata Knight Riders Predicted Playing XI: Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik(C and WK), Andre Russell, Nikhil Naik, Pat Cummins, Prasidh Krishna, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi

14:46 (IST)26 Sep 2020
1st week: From super-over thrill to six-fest and an amazing hundred

From a super-over in the second match to umpiring howlers and a record-breaking hundred, here are the top five highlights from the first week.

- DC vs KXIP super-over thrill
- The IPL 2020 six-fest
- The Umpiring howlers
- KL Record-Breaking Rahul
- Batting-first has an advantage?

(First week roundup)

14:26 (IST)26 Sep 2020
'We are “little bit muddled” at the moment'

Chennai Super Kings head coach Stephen Fleming has admitted that his side were “a little bit muddled” at the moment and they need a clearer strategy going ahead after suffering two losses in three matches in the Indian Premier League. “Well, we’re a bit muddled at the moment. We’re missing some key players, and we’re trying to find a balance that allows us to be competitive. We’re looking to develop a personality based on the wickets that we’re facing,” Fleming said after CSK lost to Delhi Capitals by 44 runs on Friday.

13:53 (IST)26 Sep 2020
Anushka Sharma – Sunil Gavaskar: The controversy

Sunil Gavaskar has clarified that he wasn’t blaming film actress Anushka Sharma for the failure of her husband – India and RCB captain Virat Kohli. The IPL commentator was reacting to Sharma’s Friday afternoon Instagram story where she rebuked Gavaskar for dragging her into Kohli’s cricket.

It was during the RCB innings that Gavaskar, referring to a viral video of the couple, had said that Kohli’s only practice during the COVID-19 lockdown was facing Sharma’s bowling.

By Friday morning, Gavaskar’s comment – which was twisted in some posts – would divide opinion on social media. While some called him sexist, there were also those who didn’t find anything objectionable with Gavaskar’s comment.

13:00 (IST)26 Sep 2020
Dhoni misses an edge, takes a leaping catch
12:42 (IST)26 Sep 2020
Runs via throwing tantrums

So Sam Curran picked the ball, after Rishabh Pant could only bunt it back to him, and seemed to walk back, before he U-turned and flung the ball to MS Dhoni. Rather, where he intended Dhoni was standing. He was miles away from where the ball eventually landed, and in the power of the throw, the ball blitzed to the boundary. Dhoni flung sideways, but his wingspan was not broad enough to be in the distant radar of the ball. Dhoni was least amused. He gave him a stink eye.

12:09 (IST)26 Sep 2020
No emotion, then catching all at C

The only man who must have known that there was an edge was Shaw, who hung his head on the completion of the shot as if he had just failed to connect with the waft and stared silently down at the pitch at nothing in particular. With his face out of view, no one could tell what he was going through. He played his part well, not jerking back nervously as some batsmen are wont to do after edging. In fact, if not for some alert ears in the broadcasting network, no one would have known.

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.