Brathwaite debuts for Sunrisers; KKR asked to chase in crucial game

Toss Sunrisers Hyderabad selected to bat v Kolkata Knight Riders, In their last league game, Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Kane Williamson selected to bat on the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in opposition to Kolkata Knight Riders. In a game that will affirm playoffs qualification if KKR gained, captain Dinesh Karthik mentioned he would have batted first as properly had he gained the toss. KKR gained’t be knocked out, although, in the event that they lose as their possibilities would rely on the outcomes on Sunday too.

With Royal Challengers Bangalore knocked out of rivalry, 4 teams vied for two playoffs spots. Ahead of the game in opposition to Sunrisers, KKR have been tied with Rajasthan Royals on factors, however forward on web run charge. Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab have been two factors behind KKR with one game every to play.

KKR introduced again legspinner Piyush Chawla for quick bowler Shivam Mavi. “It (pitch) will turn a little bit,” Karthik mentioned on the toss. “The old Kolkata wicket.”

Sunrisers, coming off two straight losses, made three modifications: bringing in Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yusuf Pathan and Carlos Brathwaite for his franchise debut. Alex Hales, Deepak Hooda and Basil Thampi have been neglected.

Sunrisers Hyderabad: 1 Shikhar Dhawan, 2 Kane Williamson (capt), 3 Manish Pandey, 4 Deepak Hooda, 5 Shakib Al Hasan, 6 Carlos Brathwaite, 7 Shreevats Goswami (wk), 8 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 9 Rashid Khan, 10 Sandeep Sharma, 11 Siddarth Kaul.

Kolkata Knight Riders: 1 Chris Lynn, 2 Sunil Narine, 3 Robin Uthappa, 4 Nitish Rana, 5 Dinesh Karthik (capt & wk), 6 Andre Russell, 7 Shubman Gill, 8 Piyush Chawla, 9 Javon Searles, 10 Kuldeep Yadav, 11 Prasidh Krishna.

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