Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and decided to bowl first in the 14th game of IPL 2017 against Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens. SRH captain David Warner took the decision to field first considering that they are good chasers and KKR, too, are good in chasing.
SRH have never won a game at Eden Gardens and this might be their best chance today. They have lost all four of their games they have played at Eden Gardens so far.
As far as playing 11 is concerned, SRH has brought two changes in form of Bipul Sharma and Moises Henriques. They are resting Vijay Shankar and Mustafizur Rahman. KKR, on the other hand, have rested Piyush Chawla for today’s game and have called back chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav into the playing XI. The idea to have Kuldeep in the playing XI must be backed by the fact that SRH have two left-handers at the top and he could be used to trap them in the early parts of the game.
KKR Playing XI: Gautam Gambhir (c), Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Yusuf Pathan, Colin de Grandhomme, Chris Woakes, Trent Boult, Kuldeep Yadav, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav
SRH Playing XI: David Warner (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Moises Henriques, Yuvraj Singh, Deepak Hooda, Naman Ojha, Ben Cutting, Bipul Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Rashid Khan