8th Match of IPL 2020 Between SRH and KKR

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders

8th Match:

Eighth meeting of the IPL 2020 between SRH and KKR is going to be played at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi on September 26th 2020.

SRH vs KKR History:

The teams completed 17 meetings, till date. Out of them, SRH won 7 times and lost just 10 times.

The teams met 6 times at the home ground of SRH. The host won thrice and lost the same number of times.

The teams met 8 times at the home ground of KKR. The host won 6 times, on the other hand, visitors won just twice.

The teams met thrice at the neutral venue, SRH won twice and KKR won just once.

Victory brings points:

In the group stage, the winner will earn 2 points and the defeating team will earn 0 points.

 

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Venue Weather:

Weather forecast for Abu Dhabi shows the weather would be pretty clear and hot during the match. The precipitation percentage would be between 0% to 5% as of now, so there would be no chance of rain during the match. The temperature would be 32 – 34 Celsius. The wind would be between 10 to 15 km/h throughout the match. The speed of wind would decrease as the match progressed.

Toss and Pitch (Record of International Matches):

Teams preferred to field first after winning the toss, which happened 24 times out of 45 matches. The selection favored the teams, and the teams won 13 times, while lost 11 times. On the other hand, the team chose to bat first after winning the toss won 9 times and lost 12 times. Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches 22 times and lost 23 times.

The first batting team won the matches 20 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won 25 times.

The lowest defended total was 129 on the venue in 2012. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 163 on the ground.

The first inning lowest total was 66, though it was by associate country, Nigeria against Ireland, and the highest total was 225 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 89 runs (completed innings), whereas the highest was 166 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 19.41 and 23.03 is for the second innings.

History Between the Teams:

Both the teams never faced each other at the venue just once. The upcoming encounter will be the first between the teams.

T20I History at Venue:

The SRH got just one chance to play the match at the venue, which the team lost. KKR had four opportunities to play at the venue. Out of them, the team won once and lost the others, one of the defeats was actually tied, but the team lost by boundary count.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

Sunrisers Hyderabad:

The team would include K. Ahmed in place of T. Natarajan and a forced change, which would give chance to M. Nabi in place of injured M. Marsh.

Sunrisers Hyderabad Eleven: D. Warner, J. Bairstow, P. Garg, M. Pandey, V. Shankar, M. Nabi, A. Sharma, R. Khan, B. Kumar, S. Sharma, K. Ahmed

Kolkata Knight Riders:

The team would prefer to go with the same eleven, or may give chance to K. Nagarkoti in place of S. Warrier.

Kolkata Knight Riders Eleven: S. Gill, S. Narine, N. Rana, E. Morgan, D. Karthik, A. Russell, N. Naik, S. Mavi, P. Cummins, K. Yadav, K. Nagarkoti