Hello, good evening and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog and updates post for Match No. 37 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). As the clash for the top four spots intensifies, I am Pramod Ananth and will bring you all the live updates and scores from the match. The match will be played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad. KKR are currently sitting on top of the table and even a defeat in this match will not affect their dominance. On the other hand, SRH will step closer to the numero uno spot if they defeat KKR at home ground. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Match 37 at Hyderabad
A similarity between both the teams is that they have produced all-round performances throughout this season. KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir is in a supreme form and scoring runs consistently, he currently dons the Orange Cap. Apart from Gambhir, Manish Pandey, Robin Uthappa are the other batsmen who have shone in the previous matches. One of the biggest concerns for KKR was to replace an in-form Chris Lynn who was ruled out due to injury. The team found the perfect replacement in Sunil Narine, who has surprised all with his brisk starts with his power hitting. The bowling boasts of names like Nathan Coulter-Nile, Chris Woakes and Colin de Grandhomme. Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2017, Match 37 Preview
SRH have one of the most balanced sides in this season of IPL. The bowling consists of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra and Rashid Khan who are consistent with wickets. In the batting department, they have skipper David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson and Yuvraj Singh, four experienced and able players. With most of the players of both the sides in very good form, the match is expected to be a close contest. IPL 2017: Hogg backs Kuldeep for ICC Champions Trophy 2017
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (c), Yuvraj Singh, Ashish Nehra, Moises Henriques, Shikhar Dhawan, Naman Ojha (wk), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Bipul Sharma, Ben Cutting, Deepak Hooda, Rashid Khan, Siddarth Kaul, Ben Laughlin, Abhimanyu Mithun, Mohammad Nabi, Kane Williamson, Chris Jordan, Eklavya Dwivedi, Vijay Shankar, Barinder Sran, Pravin Tambe, Ricky Bhui, Mustafizur Rahman, Tanmay Agarwal, Mohammed Siraj.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (c), Robin Uthappa (wk), Yusuf Pathan, Manish Pandey, Umesh Yadav, Sunil Narine, Chris Woakes, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Colin de Grandhomme, Kuldeep Yadav, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Piyush Chawla, Shakib Al Hasan, Darren Bravo, Ishank Jaggi, Chris Lynn, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Boult, Rishi Dhawan, Ankit Rajpoot, Sayan Ghosh, Rovman Powell, Ramsingh Sanjay Yadav.