IPL 2020 Match 35- Kolkata vs. Hyderabad Predictions, Fantasy picks, and Probable XI
The 35th match of IPL 2020 takes place today October 18, 2020 between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
Kolkata and Hyderabad sit at the 4th and 5th position of the points table respectively. Both the teams have lost their last two games will head into this one firing in all gears. Let's take a look at the Fantasy picks, predictions, and probable XI for this game.
Fantasy League picks
Rahul Tripathi has scored 144 runs in 5 matches this season at a strike rate of 133. He has good statistics as an opener as well as a lower order batsman. If he opens the innings, he has a chance to put on a big score for KKR.
Captain and Vice-Captain
Johnny Bairstow is a hard hitter at Hyderabad's side. He has scored 280 runs in 8 matches at a strike rate of 129 and along with David Warner as his opening partner, Hyderabad can count on him to put on a great start. Shubman Gill is one of KKR's top performers this season. This opener has scored 270 runs in 8 matches which included two half centuries.
Experienced batsman Kane Williamson has performed well for the SRH side coming in at number 4 and has the ability to boost the score from that position. Although, he might be able to make a larger impact coming in at number 3.
Although Pat Cummins can sometimes hit the ball over the boundary line, he is primarily a bowler and he has not been impressive with that. He has not taken a single wicket in KKR's last six games.
Rashid Khan and T Natarajan will be the bowlers to look out for. Varun Chakravarthy's economy rate of 7.21 has also made him a dependable bowler for KKR.
Predictions, My XI, and Probable XI
As far as Fantasy Prediction goes, Hyderabad seem to have the upper hand this game as they have in-form batsmen and bowlers as well.
My XI– Jonny Bairstow (Captain), Shubhman Gill (Vice-Captain), Kane Williamson, Rahul Tripathi, Rashid Khan, T Natarajan, Varun Chakravarthy, Andre Russell, David Warner, Priyam Garg, Nitish Rana.
Probable XI (KKR)- Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (C), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson/Chris Green, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna.
Probable XI (SRH)- David Warner (C), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma/Virat Singh, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan.