In the first Eliminator match of the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the teams of current champions Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders will face face-to-face. This match is going to be held at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. However, the team who wins this match has to overcome another obstacle to go into the finals.
To reach the finals of the match to the team, the team losing in qualifier-1, i.e., Mumbai Indians, will have to qualify in the qualifiers-2 and the team qualifier-2 will win the final on 21 May, the winner of Qualifier 1, i.e. Pune SuperJayant Will bite.
Kolkata’s Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn’s salute pair gave them a good start on most occasions. On the other hand, apart from Naren and Lynn, the responsibility of batting in Kolkata will be on Captain Gautam Gambhir. Apart from Gambhir, Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey will also have huge responsibility. Kolkata will depend on Umesh Yadav and Kuldeep Yadav in bowling. Batting attack led by David Warner for Kolkata’s bowling attack can prove to be a tough knock for them.
Besides Warner, his partner Shikhar Dhawan has made a comeback with his poor form in the second half. At the same time Ken Williamson and Moises Henriques contributed well to the bat. However, whether Yuvraj Singh will play or not, his decision will be taken only after his fitness report comes. At the same time, his leading fast bowler Ashish Nehra has been out of the IPL due to injury. Information about these two players was provided by team coach Tom Moody in a press conference before the match.
Apart from Bhuvneshwar in the bowling, young Mohammad Siraj has impressed everyone with his performance. At the same time young leg spinner Rashid Khan of Afghanistan can play a key role in the upcoming match.