LAast year both the teams struggled with the combination specially SRH who found the right combination almost at the back end of the tournament but still managed to take themselves into the playoffs. Last year SRH had some new faces in their mix and Bhuvi’s and Marsh’s injuries added more problems for them but after 9 or 10 games SRH got some saviour emerged for them inform of Jason Holder, Wriddhiman Saha, T Natarajan, Rashid Khan. But with Bhuvi not only back on the field but back in form Bhuvi will boost their chances this year and also the newbies of last year are not so newbies of this year.
Where KKR lost the gas going into the middle and last leg of the tournament and that hurt them bad as they were knocked out by RCB on behalf of a inferior net run rate. Changing the captain of the team in the middle of the tournament didn’t help either but this year they got a full time captain for the whole season and they got the backups they need but if some of there players can manage and hold their form in this tournament then they would not have to depend on the net run rate for qualifying.
SRH’s probable XI: David Warner,Johny Bairstow,Kane Williamson,Manish Pandey,Kedar Jadhav,Abdul Samad,Mohammad Nabi,Rashid Khan,Bhuvaneshvar Kumar,T Natarajan,Sandeep Sharma
KKR’s probable XI: Shubman Gill,Rahul Tripathi,Nitish Rana,Eoin Morgan,Dinesh Kartik,Andre Russell,Sakib al Hasan,Pat Cummins,Harbhajan Singh,Prasidh Krishna,Varun Chakravarthy.