IPL 2020Oct, 30, 2020
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IPL 2020: Sunrisers will need to exploit KKR's current vulnerability to get valuable points
KKR looked uninspired and disjointed against Mumbai on Friday.
This is an intriguing and important contest. While Sunrisers Hyderabad have looked a more settled team than Kolkata Knight Riders, they are actually two points behind, both teams having played the same number of matches (8). So much for perceptions!
That said, KKR looked uninspired and disjointed against Mumbai on Friday. The change of captaincy, Eoin Morgan taking over from Dinesh Karthik, didn't seem to be of any help. The top order was blown away again, and yet again Andre Russell failed with the bat.
It took a half century from Pat Cummins - with Morgan batting through - to take the team through to 148, which Mumbai overhauled without breaking into a sweat.
Cummins, the most expensive overseas player in the league this year, went wicketless again. The support bowlers were not bad, but with Sunil Narine still on the bench, the attack lacked bite.
Fully focused when he walks into the nets ??@davidwarner31 #OrangeArmy #KeepRising #IPL2020 pic.twitter.com/cFZ1ti4jm5 - SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) October 17, 2020
Players to watch out for:
David Warner, Rashid Khan (SRH);
Eoin Morgan, Varun Chakavarthy (KKR)
X Factor: Andre Russell (KKR)