IPL 2020 live score: KKR’s main concern has been the inconsistency of its batsmen. KKR boasts of promising players like Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Eoin Morgan and Andre Russell. Despite the fact they all have failed to keep the momentum going.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): David Warner(c), Jonny Bairstow(w), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Basil Thampi
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w), Eoin Morgan(c), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy
Still no Sunil Narine in this match. Perhaps will be back in the next match.
TOSS: And here’s the news from the middle, SRH have won the toss and opted to field.
Former India opener Virender Sehwag feels Kolkata Knight Riders’ young opener, Shubman Gill, need to be a bit more aggressive in the powerplay overs, or else the management needs to drop him down the order. KKR have been patch throughout the IPL and they are currently on a two-match losing streak. Apart from non-performances from their big guns Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthi, what has ailed KKR has been their poor start at the top of the order. Even though young Gill has scored 275 runs in eight matches, a big innings from the youngster has not yet materialised. His strike-rate too has been lowest in the three seasons he has played so far at 116.52.
“The Committee also noted that Mr. Narine should reproduce the same action going forward in the IPL 2020 matches as presented to the Committee in the video footage. Mr Narine has now been removed from the IPL Suspect Action Warning List.” SRH will clash with KKR in match 35 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, 18th October. SRH, with 5 losses from 8 matches, are at number 5 on the points table while KKR are at number 4 with 4 wins and as many losses from the same number of matches.
“The Committee carefully reviewed all the deliveries of action footage sent of Mr Narine with the naked eye and has come to the conclusion that the elbow-bend appears to be within the range of permissible limits.
“Sunil Narine, the Kolkata Knight Riders player, has been cleared by the IPL’s Suspect Bowling Action Committee. Mr Narine was reported for bowling with a Suspected Illegal Bowling Action during his team’s Dream11 Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 match against Kings XI Punjab at Abu Dhabi on October 10. Following the report, Mr Narine was placed on the IPL Warning List. KKR requested for an Official Assessment of Mr Narine’s action from the IPL Suspect Bowling Action Committee, submitting action footage in slow motion with back and side angles,” said a statement from the league.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) all-rounder Sunil Narine, who was reported by umpires for a suspect bowling action after their IPL 2020 match against Kings XI Punjab, has now been removed from the IPL’s Suspect Action Warning List, the league announced on Friday. The announcement comes as a huge relief for KKR who had left the Trinidad and Tobago player out of their starting XI after his action was reported and have also suffered back to back losses since then. The timing of the announcement means he could likely be in contention for the side’s clash against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Sunday afternoon.
Hello and welcome to yet another match from IPL 2020, between KKR and SRH at Abu Dhabi. Both the teams are struggling at the moment and have lost three matches on the trot. A win here could change things around for both the teams.