In an interesting clash, Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad for the 54th match of IPL 2014 on May 24 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. The action gets rolling at 8 pm IST.
Watch the live streaming of KKR vs. SH on Star Sports and GoCricket official websites.
Watch the match live on Sony Set Max for Hindi Commentary and Sony Six for English. Fans in US can watch IPL on Willow TV.
KKR have made it to the playoffs, but with a win here, they seal the position that’s close to reaching the final. Quite obviously, they will not look to take chance here.
Things are more under pressure for Sunrisers Hyderabad, who need to win this one for reaching the playoffs, and given their wins against RCB and CSK, the squad looks in super form.
Strangely, KKR doesn’t have a huge lineup like RCB, but one man has changed their game constantly.
Robin Uthappa has scored more 550 runs this season, and if things go right, he might again take charge and form partnerships with Gautam Gambhir for that winning start.
Then there’s Manish Pandey, who also has been in super form. In another match at Bangalore today, CSK is playing RCB.
For the bowling attack, Sunil Narine has done the job quite well, and that’s what is expected of him today. Like in the match against RCB, the bowlers need to constrict the boundaries.
SRH has been riding on the last two wins, most of the credit of which goes to David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan.
Warner’s promotion to the top has been a wise move, and there are others like Aaron Finch, Naman Ojha, and Darren Sammy who can take charge in the middle.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has always been in form in most matches, and today, as Uthappa faces, the action is going to be stupendous.
Dale Steyn has got wickets when needed, so much of the game rides on him, as well. The team might want to check on Irfan Pathan, who otherwise has been expensive.
Check the highlights of the match on Star Sports website here.