At crucial juncture of IPL Kolkata Knight Riders take on Sunrisers Hyderabad. KKR with 10 points are at number four and one place down is SRH with eight points who need a win to survive in the tournament. As two teams battle it out we take a look at some of the duels that make this encounter enticing
Gautam Gambhir vs. Dale Steyn
After coming back from UAE Gautam Gambhir has led KKR from the front and has been instrumental in its success. Gambhir now looks confident and that miserable run with the bat is over for him. If KKR needs to cement its place in playoffs he needs to be focussed and consistent. Dale Steyn with his pace and accuracy can trouble the left hander. Steyn appallingly has been expensive in last few games and has not picked that much wickets, but one expects him to bounce back and pick the spots again.
Robin Uthappa vs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Robin Uthappa is enjoying his role as an opener and why not when he is being consistent. SRH need to dominate early on against KKR and Bhuvneshwar Kumar the Purple cap holder can well be the man for them to deliver. Uthappa likes to attack while Bhuvneshwar knows how to curtail a batsman.
Sunil Narine vs. David Warner
Sunil Narine has bag full of tricks. He certainly is the Caribbean magician who deceives batsmen every now and then. On the other hand David Warner likes to improvise and is very much effective in that. Warner can unsettle Narine with his innovative stroke making.