In a must win encounter, Sunrisers Hyderabad have won the toss and elected to filed first against Kolkata Knight Riders. SRH have so far managed only three wins from their first eight games of the season and will hope to bounce back from the loss against Chennai Super Kings in their last outing. Sunrisers Hyderabad have made two changes as well.
Khaleel Ahmed has been replaced by Basil Thampi and Abdul Samad returns in for Shahbaz Nadeem. Kolkata Knight Riders have made two changes in the line-up, it is Prasidh Krishna and Chris Green sitting out tonight for Lockie Ferguson and Kuldeep Yadav. Kolkata was played in their last game against defending champions Mumbai Indians. The last times the two teams met in Abu Dhabi, KKR had won by 7 wickets. Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders have faced each other 18 times in the IPL so far, and KKR has dominated by winning it 11 times.
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
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