David Warner have fond memories of playing against the Kolkata Knight Riders and will require only 36 runs to overtake Rohit Sharma in Most Runs against Knight Riders . Though he missed out against Royal Challengers Bangalore , but he is a class act .
Jonny Bairstow and Manish Pandey were looking in fine touch scoring at a brisk rate . Both of them showed the intent but unfortunately cannot complete the uphill task . Eyes will be on these two along with David Warner .
Afgani Mohammad Nabi mght get the chance to play as a replacement for Mitch Marsh ( due to injury) ahead of West Indian Fabian Allen , as he can provide the required emphasis to the team will both bat and ball.
In Today's Contest , Both teams Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders will like to bounce back from their Previous Defeats in the opening Matches when they will lock Horns against each other on Saturday at Sheikh Zayed Stadium . Both teams will search for the balance which was being found missing in their previous encounters . Eyes will be on David Warner as expected as he is a player of that caliber who can turn the table from any given situation . Bairstow and Manish pandey looked in good nick against Bangalore and will try to convert their innings to something big . Natarajan was impressive bagging his first IPL wicket in the form of current Indian Skipper Virat kohli and was deliated after achieving this feet. Rashid Khan will like to add some wickets in his Tallyb as he was wicket less in the previous game .
For the Kolkata Knight Riders , they were totally out of sorts in their opening game where they look rusty with both bat and ball . Young Shivam Mavi has an impressive debut bagging up two crucial wickets at the top of the order . Pat Cummins will like to justify his bid at the auction with his performance although he shown us that he can also use the long handle when required hitting some lusty blows at the end of the innings against Bnagalore . Kuldeep Yadav will also like to improve his performance as he was all over the park against Bangalore . Eyes will be on Eoin Morgan as he failed to prove himself in the opening outing . We all know how destructive can Dre RUSS be especially with the bat when it comes to power hitting .
The conditions at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium have been pretty good for batting so far. We saw a good amount of bounce in the previous match played there as well. The groundsman has also been leaving a decent amount of grass cover on the surface to help the ball come on to the bat.
There is no chance of rain, as can be expected while playing in a desert. The dew has been a major factor and will continue to aid the team batting second. Interestingly, while almost every team has chosen to field first so far, the results have not all gone the fielding team’s way.
We think the team that wins the toss is going to field first. The dew comes down in the second inning and makes conditions very tough for the spinners. Winning the toss and fielding can be seen as a big advantage but maybe not an absolute one.