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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad



Match Prediction: The game is made for Bowlers where batsmen score runs. SRH with their current bowling form looks favourites to win this one. KKR bowling has started looking weak. 

Analysis and Dream 11 team follow. 

Few questions:


  1. Is prasidh going to appear today? Well, as per the news he has been with the squad since its inception. Nagarkoti was injured all this while and now they have made this official that Prasidh has been drafted in. So, has it become official only after they found him to be better suited replacement for Vinay Kumar.

  2. Any changes Expected in SRH: Well, they dont need to change anything. They have been doing well all this while. But they had a mini batting collapse last evening and that might trigger them to plan things a little differently. So what do they change?

  3. Alex Hales First game: This might be the time when they draft in Alex Hales, if Bhuvi is fit. Billy Stanlake will be the one going out. They have tested the bowlers. Sandeep who came in last match as a replacement for Bhuvi did extremely well. Kaul has been doing this all this while. Rashid and Shakib are doing well and Spin twins. So, Billy Stanlake going out gives them the option of bringing in one of the most prolific T20 batsmen, The one who has not been tested in IPL yet, in to their side. Saha has so far impressed no one at the top. This is the ideal situation to get him in.

  4. Will Shubhman Gill get a game? No one knows. Let’s see.


Probable Squad for KKR


  1. Chris Lynn

  2. Sunil Naraine

  3. Robin Uthappa

  4. Nitish Rana

  5. Dinesh Karthik

  6. Rinku Singh/Shubhman Gill

  7. Andre Russell

  8. Piyush Chawla

  9. Tom Curran

  10. Kuldeep Yadav

  11. Vinay Kumar/Prasidh Krishna


Probable Squad for SRH

  1. Shikhar Dhawan

  2. Alex Hales/Saha

  3. Kane Williamson

  4. Manish Pandey

  5. Deepak Hooda

  6. Yousuf Pathan: Might be replaced in case saha comes in.

  7. Shakib Al Hasan

  8. Billy Stanlake/Bhuvneshwar Kumar

  9. Rashid Khan

  10. Siddharth Kaul

  11. Sandeep Sharma

Dream 11: Take 11 who will feature. SRH bowling is pretty heavy. KKR bowling is majorly handled by All rounders Russell, Narine and Curran


Important Players: Almost Confirmed Players

Shikhar Dhawan

Kane Williamson

Manish Pandey

Deepak Hooda

Shakib Al Hasan

Rashid Khan

Siddharth Kaul

Robin Uthappa

Chris Lynn

Sunil Naraine

Andre Russell

Nitish Rana

Tom Curran

Dinesh Karthik


You should look to include the highlighted ones in your dream 11 team dominantly. Most of the people in the fantasy leagues are selecting them. You winning chances depend on how you shape your team around them and then captain and vice captain.


I will not pick Naraine as captain here. It will be difficult for him to get going against SRH bowling and picking too many wicket is also difficult. Rashid Has not taken many wickets till now but his economy has been impressive. So, if KKR starts going after him he has the chance to pick wicket today. Make him your vice captain

Shikhar has been consistent. But he may fail in one innings now. So take him as captain on your own free will. I will prefer Chris Lynn as captain.



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