IPL 2020 KKR vs SRH: Kolkata Knight Riders have been sent in to field by SunRisers Hyderabad.© BCCI/IPL
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will be fielding first, after SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) won the toss in match eight of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. Both teams are coming into the match after suffering a defeat in their campaign openers. SRH lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore by 10 runs while KKR suffered a 49-run defeat at the hands of defending champions Mumbai Indians. With Mitchell Marsh ruled out of the rest of the tournament, SRH are likely to include Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi in their playing XI to give a better balance to their side. For KKR, Pat Cummins will be looking to turn things around against SRH after a forgettable outing with the ball against Mumbai Indians where he gave away 49 runs from just three overs. (LIVE SCORECARD)
IPL 2020 Live Score Updates Between Kolkata Knight Riders vs SunRisers Hyderabad Straight From Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Changes for both teams!
Kolkata Knight Riders have brought in Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Varun Chakravarthy, in place of Sandeep Warrier and Nikhil Naik.
SunRisers Hyderabad have included Mohammad Nabi, Wriddhiman Saha, Khaleel Ahmed in place of Mitch Marsh, Vijay Shankar and Sandeep Sharma.
SRH skipper David Warner wins toss, opts to bat
SunRisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner has won the toss and opted to bat.
Will Kuldeep Yadav emerge as the match-winner for KKR?
Kuldeep Yadav has picked 10 wickets against SunRisers Hyderabad, his highest returns against a particular opponent in the IPL.
Toss just a few minutes away!
The toss is just a few minutes way. It will be interesting to see if KKR hand an IPL debut to Tom Banton.
Can Bhuvneshwar Kumar make his presence felt for SRH?
It will be interesting to see how Bhuvneshwar Kumar operates against the hard-hitting Kolkata Knight Riders batsmen, capable of scoring runs freely. The bowler will certainly play a crucial role, if SRH are to restrict KKR.
Will we witness another act of sportsmanship similar to the one by MS Dhoni last night?
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper MS Dhoni was hailed by fans following a wonderful display of sportsmanship during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 match against Delhi Capitals (DC). Dhoni put on-field rivalry aside to assist DC opener Prithvi Shaw who seemed to be struggling with an eye issue.
KKR enjoy slight edge with regard to head to head match stats
Both the teams have faced each other 17 times in the cash-rich league, with KKR coming out on top in 10 of them while SRH having to be content with just seven wins.
Kolkata Knight Riders enjoy surprise visit from local fans!
The KKR players enjoyed a surprise visit from the local fans, on the way to the stadium, with the smiles of the players indicating the impact of this gesture.
Both teams lost their previous match!
SunRisers Hyderabad lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore by 10 runs in their IPL 2020 campaign opener while Kolkata Knight Riders were outclassed by the defending champions Mumbai Indians.
Hello and welcome!
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the match eight of the Indian Premier League 2020. Kolkata Knight Riders will take on SunRisers Hyderabad at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
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