Defending champions Sun Risers Hyderabad will take on Kolkatta Knightriders in the eliminator match at the Chinnaswami stadium in couple of hour time from now. This is the place where Sun risers became champions beating Royal Challengers Bangalore the previous year. They love this place as they enjoy good record and in particular the Hyderabad captain David Warner loves the atmoshphere here. But KKR will be certainly seeking revenge against them as they were eliminated from the tournament by SRH when they battled last year.
KKR has struggled in the last phase of the VIVO 10 to make it To the playoffs. At one stage when they were dominating the show it appeared they would either finish top or second. Today the question is whether Gambhir will open the innings with Chris Lyn or he will allow Narine to open. Narine has really lived upto the expectations as a pinch hittiNg batsman with fabulous batting. KKR has got better balance in the team and they have very strong depth in the batting a well.
Sunrisers have been outstanding in this competition, thanks to their alLround performance. While Warner and Dhawan batted nicely, Bhuvi and Rashid have bowled superbly and SRH will mainly depend on them again today.
In the qualifier 1 Rising Pune Supergaint outplayed Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede stadium yesterday and they will be now heading to Hyderabad. The winner of today’s eliminator will play Mumbai in the next match. The winner of that match will meet Rising Pune Supergaint on May 21 grand finale in Hyderabad.