Preview: SRH Vs KKR IPL Qualifier-2
Both SunRisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders are toiling hard to win in today’s second IPL qualifier at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Both these teams are keen to overcome their lows and past mistakes in today’ most important encounter.
With today’s win, both SRH and KKR is to enter in the finale with full confidence of thrashing MS Dhoni lead CSK and capture IPL 2018 title. Coming to pre-match analysis, as said above both the teams have lows. And their journey is totally contrary.
The KKR which has gained the momentum in the second of IPL 2018 has registered some fantastic and much-needed wins by delivering incredible performance and seized their place in playoffs. But KKR has mainly relied on its all-rounder Andre Russell. This West Indian all-rounder single-handedly puts KKR in the playoffs by his brilliant knocks with the bat, especially in the last five overs.
In the last match against Rajasthan Royals, Andre Russell’ blazing act with bat given ample confidence to the bowlers to perform well and seal the win. As said above, KKR relies more on Andre Russel and no other batsman including Captain Dinesh Karthik also not firing up to the mark. And how it performs against this crucial match mainly depends on Andre Russel and co against SRH which has deadly bowling attack.
It is not only an advantage to KKR playing on the home ground but also like boiler situation for the team to play a crucial match. They’ve to face furious SRH bowling attack besides carrying the huge expectations.
Coming to SRH, it is a completely different story. The team SRH which entered into IPL with the absence of their Captain and Star Player, David Warner has raised top under their New Captain, Kane Williamson. The man proved the management decision of appointing him as SRH Captain is absolutely brilliant by utilizing the team especially bowlers and fielders in an incredible way.
With his smart strategies and with the support of bowlers, team SRH defended very low totals too. Honestly speaking, except for a few matches, whatever the team SRH currently enjoying the place in IPL 2018 is only because of bowlers. Later the team has proven sports analysts and legends wrong by scoring 200+ runs in the last few matches as their batsman playing like Test players and are in a bad form.
Despite they scored 200+ runs, the lion share in that mammoth score is of Skipper Kane Williamson and few occasions Shikhar Dhawan has fired. Like how SRH has relied on David Warner in previous seasons on batting now the same is continuing with Kane.
The team SRH is relying on Kane Williamson in batting and the bowlers whereas KKR depends only on KKR. Besides SRH fielding is super strong. When compared to both the teams, SRH has more advantage than KKR. Especially, SRH’ deadly bowling attack.
Let’s see, how KKR face SRH bowling amid the huge pressure mounted on them due to home fan’ expectations.
The IPL Qualifier-2 between SRH and KKR will be live today from 7 PM onwards at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.