Here’s everything you need to know about the second match of the Indian T20 League between Kolkata and Hyderabad at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday, March 24.

David Warner will be the cynosure of all eyes for last year’s finalists Hyderabad as they get their Indian T20 League campaign underway on Sunday.

The spotlight will be on Warner, returning to the side after missing last edition due to his suspension in the aftermath of the ball-tampering scandal. The Australian southpaw will be itching to get into the zone to stake a claim in Australia’s ICC World Cup 2019 squad.

Warner, who injured his elbow during the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL 2019) this year, went under the knife and made a successful comeback for his Sydney club Randy Petes with a 77-ball century in a one-day game earlier this month.

Under Warner, Hyderabad won their maiden title in 2016. However, despite his return, Kane Williamson will lead the side even though there are question marks on his fitness after he sustained a shoulder injury last week during New Zealand’s Test series win against Bangladesh.

For Kolkata, a lot of attention will be on Dinesh Karthik, who’s looking for truckloads of runs under his belt for him to be a pressing case for a World Cup berth.

What: Match 2, Kolkata vs Hyderabad

When: March 24 (Sunday)

Where: Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Time: 4 pm (IST)

Weather: Sunny with a maximum high of 36 degrees Celsius

Where to watch: Star Network (in India)

Live streaming: Hotstar

You can also follow LIVE coverage of the match on CricketCountry.com (Kolkata vs Hyderabad: SCORECARD)

Teams

Kolkata

Probable XI: 1. Sunil Narine, 2. Chris Lynn, 3. Robin Uthappa, 4. Shubman Gill, 5. Nitish Rana, 6. Dinesh Karthik, 7. Andre Russell, 8. Kuldeep Yadav, 9. Piyush Chawla, 10. Prasidh Krishna/Sandeep Warrier, 11. Lockie Ferguson

Hyderabad

Probable XI: 1. David Warner, 2. Jonny Bairstow, 3. Manish Pandey, 4. Vijay Shankar, 5. Yusuf Pathan, 6. Mohammad Nabi/Shakib Al Hasan, 7. Deepak Hooda, 8. Rashid Khan, 9. Basil Thampi, 10. Khaleel Ahmed, 11. Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Predictions:

It was at this venue last year when Hyderabad knocked out Kolkata in the Qualifiers and went on to lose the final against Chennai. In their bid to avenge last season’s defeat, Kolkata are grappling with several injuries to their pacers — Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi and Anrich Nortje — who have been ruled out due to injuries.

A lot will depend on Dinesh Karthik and the batting department department, who will have to pose a sizeable total for the bowlers to defend. Hyderabad too have their fare share of injuries with regular captain Kane Williamson out from the first two matches due to injury. Hyderabad will have to ensure their new opening combination clicks to prevent an untimely arrival of the middle order. With home advantage, Kolkata may just have the edge over their opponents on Sunday.