Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog of Match 8 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). I am Shruti Hariharan, and I will bring you all the live scores and updates of this match. While SRH are still hunting for their first in this league, KKR are riding on their first and will aim to bounce back after their defeat against Mumbai Indians. David Warner and co. have depending on one batsman and bowler to get the task done for their team, while KKR has always put up a team effort to chase down or pose a competition for the opposition. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2016, Match 8 at Hyderabad.

Live cricket score update | Sunrisers Hyderabad 143/2 | Overs 18.2 | TARGET 143 | BATTING: Gautam Gambhir 90 (60), Manish Pandey 11 (11): Karn Sharma comes  and Gambhir on strike. DOT. Perfect defense and no run. Gambhir taking his time. FOUR. Perfect finish by the skipper with that boundary and Gambhir guides his team for KKR’s second win by 8 wickets. SRH still no hopes of winning any match in this league.

Live cricket score update | Sunrisers Hyderabad 142/2 | Overs 18 | TARGET 143 | BATTING: Gautam Gambhir 86 (58), Manish Pandey 11 (11): Mustafizur is back and Pandey on strike. 15 needed can they finish it. ONE. Full length ball and single from it. FOUR. Gambhir looking to finish the match this over. ONE. SRH facing lots of mis field and single run given away. ONE. Pandey also flicks it away for single. SIX. Just two runs needed now with that big one. ONE. Gambhir takes a quick single. Now just a single to win.

Live cricket score update | Sunrisers Hyderabad 128/2 | Overs 17 | TARGET 143 | BATTING: Gautam Gambhir 74 (54), Manish Pandey 9 (9): Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes back. ONE. Chance of run out was possible but missed it. Karn Sharma could not find the right target. Gambhir back on strike. ONE. Short ball but flicked it well towards deep mid wicket. ONE. Once again KKR managing with singles, Manish Pandey on strike. ONE. Just a single from it. DOT. Pandey was stopped by Gambhir at the right time. ONE. This is not expected by SRH, mis field by Shikhar.

Live cricket score update | Sunrisers Hyderabad 123/2 | Overs 16 | TARGET 143 | BATTING: Gautam Gambhir 72 (52), Manish Pandey 6 (5): Sran comes for his last spell and Gambhir on strike. DOT. No run from the first ball and good start. FOUR. This short has remained prominent throughout the inning for Gambhir. FOUR. Yet another one from Gambhir and he is control of the match. DOT. This time it lands to Ojha and Gambhir is playing wisely. WIDE. Some more extras for SRH, this is not looking good for them. ONE. Could have been over thrown but managed to catch hold of the ball on time and restricted to one. Last spell to go. ONE. Poor shot but managed to get a single.

Live cricket score update | Sunrisers Hyderabad 112/2 | Overs 15 | TARGET 143 | BATTING: Gautam Gambhir 63 (47), Manish Pandey 5 (4): Ashish Reddy come back. ONE. Pandey manages to take a quick single. FOUR. Gmabhir comes up with his usual shot and goes for boundary. FOUR. Second consecutive one for Gambhir this time. ONE. Control his shot with a single towards deep mid wicket. ONE. Pandey is taking his time get in the form and giving chance to Gambhir as much as possible. ONE. Single to end that over.

Live cricket score update  | Sunrisers Hyderabad 100/2 | Overs 14 | TARGET 143 | BATTING: Gautam Gambhir 53 (43), Manish Pandey3 (2) : Mustafizur is back. ONE. Toe smashing single run this time with that yorker. TWO. Easily gets single here drills it past extra cover. ONE. Bad delivery Gambhir flicks it to square leg. OUT! The big windies goes for 2 and was on floor with that yorker. Another hard hitter, Manish Pandey enters. DOT. Safely goes to Ojha and no run, Mustafizur looking confident. TWO. Over throw and headed for boundary but KKR do get a couple. Confusion between Pandey and Gambhir. 100 up for KKR.

Andre Russell b Mustafizur Rahman 2 (5)

Live cricket score update  | Sunrisers Hyderabad 93/1 | Overs 13 | TARGET 143 | BATTING: Gautam Gambhir 50 (41), Andre Russell 1 (3): Ashish Reddy, new bowler comes into attack. ONE. Gambhir successfully completes his half-century. DOT. Saved! No run from that, Uthappa going safe. OUT! Finally a breakthrough for SRH! Robin Uthappa goes for 38. Now enters Andre Russell. DOT. No run from the big hitter. DOT. Reddy bowling perfectly with no run conceded. ONE. One bounce and finds the fielder to end the over.

Robin Uthappa 38 (34) lbw Ashish Reddy

Live cricket score update  | Sunrisers Hyderabad 91/0 | Overs 12 | TARGET 143 | BATTING: Gautam Gambhir 49 (40), Robin Uthappa 38 (32): Mustafizur comes back and is finding a little difficult to get wickets. WIDE. Starts with an extra and not good for SRH. No wicket yet. ONE. Single, SRH finding difficult to break the partnership. ONE. Slower delivery and single from it. ONE. Yet another single towards mid wicket. Gambhir on 48 now. DOT. No run, skipper should complete his century any moment. DOT. Gambhir was trying to come for arun but was stopped by Uthappa on the other end. Last spell to go. ONE. Flicks for single and will be back for strike.

Live cricket score update  | Sunrisers Hyderabad 86/0 | Overs 11 | TARGET 143 | BATTING: Gautam Gambhir 47 (36), Robin Uthappa 36 (30): Karn Sharma comes back and Gambhir on strike. DOT. No run give, good start. FOUR. Goes for boundary this time towards towards deep backward point. FOUR. Second consecutive boundary and typical Gambhir shot there. FOUR. Third boundary this time through mid wicket. ONE. Shot towards backward square leg. ONE. Single to end the over , after some brilliant shot.

Live cricket score update  | Sunrisers Hyderabad 72/0 | Overs 10 | TARGET 143 | BATTING: Gautam Gambhir 34 (31), Robin Uthappa 35 (29): Henriques back into attack and Uthappa on strike. SIX. Cracking six by Uthappa. ONE. Good length and just one from it. DOT. No run conceded and once again a yorker. WIDE. Henriques exceeds an extra run. ONE. Easy single towards long off by Gambhir. ONE. Quick action required by the fielders, yet another single by Uthappa towards fine leg. ONE. Yorker ball and flicks for single to end the over.

Live cricket score update  | Sunrisers Hyderabad 61/0 | Overs 9 | TARGET 143 | BATTING: Gautam Gambhir 32 (28), Robin Uthappa 27 (26): Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes for his third over. TWO. Couple of runs as he aims for boundary. ONE. Gambhir smashes for a boundary once again but finds fielder. DOT. Uthappa has received no run from that spell. ONE. One run towards long off. WIDE. Bouncer and that is the an extra conceded by Bhuvneshwar. ONE. Flicked towards fine leg for a single. ONE. Finds the fielder and Uthappa receives just a single. FOUR. Perfect boundary by Gambhir to end the over.

Live cricket score update  | Sunrisers Hyderabad 50/0 | Overs 8 | TARGET 143 | BATTING: Gautam Gambhir 24 (24), Robin Uthappa 25 (24): Moises Henriques comes for his first and Uthappa on strike. DOT. Slower delivery but no run from it. ONE. Punched towards mid off and gets an easy single. TWO. Gambhir asked for two and gets it easily. FOUR. The skipper is charged up and goes for a boundary. ONE. Flicks it off for a single and takes quick single, could have been chances for run out. DOT. Henriques turning the ball and perfect end to the over.

Live cricket score update  | Sunrisers Hyderabad 42/0 | Overs 7 | TARGET 143 | BATTING: Gautam Gambhir 17 (21), Robin Uthappa 24 (21): Karn Sharma comes into attack. Gambhir on strike. ONE. Flicks it off towards mid wicket. ONE. Single towards long on and Gambhir back on strike. DOT. Karn bowling the right length and no run. ONE. Once again exchanging the strikes and no Uthappa on strike. ONE. Uthappa looked to play sweep shot but caught over the pads of keeper. TWO. Shot towards the line and two from that to end the over.

Live cricket score update  | Sunrisers Hyderabad 36/0 | Overs 6 | TARGET 143 | BATTING: Gautam Gambhir 13 (17), Robin Uthappa 22 (19): Sran coming in for third over and Uthappa on strike. ONE. Dabbed towards third man for a quick single. DOT. Safely lands the keeper and no run from it. Good length. TWO. Run out appeal made and could be chances for it Gambhir was running and lands safely. That was super quick by the batsmen. FOUR. This time Gambhir smashes it off for boundary towards backward square leg. ONE. Flicked the yorker for a single towards deep square leg. DOT. Slow delivery to end the over.

Live cricket score update  | Sunrisers Hyderabad 28/0 | Overs 5 | TARGET 143 | BATTING: Gautam Gambhir 6 (13), Robin Uthappa 21 (17): Uthappa on strike and Mustafizur Rahman comes into attack. ONE. Perfect yorker and quick single between the wickets. Gambhir on strike. ONE. Easy single for the KKR skipper. DOT. Bowling the perfect length and no run conceded. Looks like Uthappa’s thumb got struck by the ball. ONE. Quick single between the wickets and a direct hit could have costed KKR  a big wicket. DOT. Gambhir trying hard but no luck with runs. DOT. End for a perfect over for SRH with no run.

Live cricket score update  | Sunrisers Hyderabad 25/0 | Overs 4 | TARGET 143 | BATTING: Gautam Gambhir 5 (10), Robin Uthappa 19 (14): Sran comes for his second over. Gambhir on strike. ONE. Full length delivery and just a single run conceded. DOT. Uthappa unable to find the gap and no run. FOUR. Uthappa just watched the ball pass by for a boundary towards long on. ONE. Quick single towards mid wicket. DOT. Gambhir tries to find gap and remains still, no run. DOT. Safely lands to the keeper and a dot to end.

Live cricket score update  | Sunrisers Hyderabad 19/0 | Overs 3 | TARGET 143 | BATTING: Gautam Gambhir 4 (7), Robin Uthappa 14 (11): Buvneshwar comes into attack. DOT. Just the start required by SRH. DOT. Another dot ball by Bhuvneshwar. DOT. This is turning to be a good over for SRH so far. FOUR. Uthappa flicks it for a boundary, KKR moving in the right speed. TWO. Quick two runs by Uthappa. DOT. No run and just a dot to end the over.

Live cricket score update  | Sunrisers Hyderabad 13/0 | Overs 2 | TARGET 143 | BATTING: Gautam Gambhir 4 (7), Robin Uthappa 8 (5): Barinder Sran comes for his first over. WIDE. Starts with an extra run. ONE. Flicked it towards mid on. DOT. Perfect length by Sran no run conceded. DOT. Just outside off and no run conceded. DOT. Once again a dot ball with no run by Sran. FOUR. Second boundary. KKR moving at right pace. DOT. No run and ends with no run.

Live cricket score update  | Sunrisers Hyderabad 7/0 | Overs 1 | TARGET 143 | BATTING: Gautam Gambhir 0 (2), Robin Uthappa 7 (4): Bhuvneshwar Kumar opens the attack for SRH. Can he do the trick for SRH? Skipper Gambhir and Uthappa with Uthappa on strike. TWO. Uthappa begins his attack with two runs. DOT. Goes to the fielder Ojha gets it safely and and no run. FOUR. Brilliant flick and gets the first boundary towards deep backward point. ONE. Flicks it for a single run out chance but Uthappa comes back safely. Already 7 runs so far. DOT. Once again lands safely to the keeper. DOT. Bhuvneshwar finishes with a dot.

SRH came on crease and were struggling to find their way to achieve a competitive total and finally managed to put up a decent total of 143 against a well balanced unit of KKR who were excellent in every department on field with fielding, wickets and that exceptional presence of mind by Andre Russell and Piyush Chawla towards the boundary. Every bowler played an important role. It will be interesting to see how the SRH bowlers chase down this total. Here is the INNINGS REPORT by Bhaskar Narayan

INNINGS BREAK!

Live cricket score update  | Sunrisers Hyderabad 142/7 | Overs 20 | BATTING: Karn Sharma 2 (2), Bhuvneshwar Kumar 0 (0): Final over and comes Russell. Sharma on strike. ONE. Starts with a single. ONE. This one flicks towards mid on and a single. ONE. Could have taken two but managed it with just a single. TWO. pressure on batsman and Reddy calls for two and gets it easily. RUN OUT. Good work by the fielder and Uthappa gets the job done for KKR, Reddy foes for 13. New batsman on crease, Bhuvneshwar Kumar. BYES. It ends with an extra but KKR were gutted until the end of the inning and just 7 runs from the last one. KKR have to achieve 143.

Ashish Reddy 13 (8) run out (Shakib/ Uthappa)

Live cricket score update  | Sunrisers Hyderabad 135/6 | Overs 19 | BATTING: Ashish Reddy 9 (5), Karn Sharma 0 (0): Umesh Yadav back and Reddy on strike. ONE. Perfect yorker and Reddy flicks it towards deep mid wicket. Morgan on strike. ONE. Quick single between the wicket and Umesh Yadav misses the run out. ONE. Unable to find the gap Reddy, goes for single. Now the eyes are on Morgan. OUT! This is a big wicket for KKR, Morgan goes for 51 caught by Shakib Al Hasan. Karn Sharma new batsman. WIDE. Now Umesh Yadav goes for an extra. DOT. Could have been a run out and no run. SIX. Reddy goes for big on this time and his first to end the over.

Eoin Morgan 51 (43) c Shakib Al Hasan b Umesh Yadav

Live cricket score update  | Sunrisers Hyderabad 125/4 | Overs 18 | BATTING: Eoin Morgan 50 (41), Ashish Reddy 1 (1): Morne Morkel playing his last over. Ojha flicks it towards for a boundary and finds fielder. Morgan on strike. ONE. Flicks in and gets ojha on strike. OUT! What a catch that was! Andre Russell got it and flicked it towards Piyush Chawla and gets a big wicket Ojha goes for 37. Ashish Reddy comes the new batsman. ONE. This time lands safely and away from Andre Russell. Reddy on strike. ONE. Just one bounce and safely landed towards fielder. SIX. Morgan ends it with a biggie, to save his team.

Naman Ojha 37 (28) c Piyush Chawla b Morne Morkel

Live cricket score update  | Sunrisers Hyderabad 115/4 | Overs 17 | BATTING: Eoin Morgan 42 (38), Naman Ojha 36 (26): Shakib Al Hasan for the 18th over. Has bowled beautifully and can do the trick. ONE. Drabbed it and goes for a single. ONE. Ojha now flicks it for a single. Both these batsmen look settled now. DOT. Morgan pushes it towards the bowler and tries for a run out on Ojha side. ONE. No run and quick single. ONE. Flicks it for a boundary but finds the fielder and just single. SIX. Morgan gives the third biggie for SRH to end over.

Live cricket score update  | Sunrisers Hyderabad 105/4 | Overs 16 | BATTING: Eoin Morgan 35 (34), Naman Ojha 34 (24): Morkel back for his third over. ONE. Morgan running quickly with Sourya Kumar Yadav aiming for a run out but missed it. ONE. Ojha now copes up with Morgan and goes for quick single. ONE. Slow ball by Morkel with Ojha and Morgan exchanging strikes. DOT. Ojha could not find the right gap and the ball swings back. SIX. Ojha and Morgan secure 50 runs partnership with that wonderful biggie towards third man, second one for SRH. TWO. Good safe and saved a six. Now it is time for strategic time out.

Live cricket score update  | Sunrisers Hyderabad 86/4 | Overs 14 | BATTING: Eoin Morgan 32 (31), Naman Ojha 18 (15): Piyush Chawla the next spinner comes into attack. FOUR. Begins with a boundary, SRH require more of these in the next couple of overs. DOT. No run here back in control. FOUR. And another boundary, this could be SRH over. THREE. That was a googly by Chawla but good one by SRH. TWO. This is proving to be the over for SRH. DOT. No run, Chawla trying to find some respite. FOUR. Perfect end to this over with 13 runs.

Live cricket score update  | Sunrisers Hyderabad 73/4 | Overs 13 | BATTING: Eoin Morgan 26 (28), Naman Ojha 11 (12): Sunil Narine continues with third over. ONE. Just a single towards deep mid wicket, this does not look enough for SRH. DOT. Flicked it but no luck with run. ONE. Just a single once again for SRH. FOUR Some respite for SRH, Morgan gets it right this time. FOUR. Second one from the English man, Morgan could be the savior for SRH here. Now three men isnide the circle of off side. DOT. No run to end the over for SRH.

Live cricket score update  | Sunrisers Hyderabad 55 /4 | Overs 11 | BATTING: Eoin Morgan 17 (24), Naman Ojha 2 (4): Narine comes back for second over and Ojha on strike. ONE. Driven towards long off and quick single. ONE. Morgan looks aggressive today and trying to get runs, SRH require these runs. DOT. Flatter delivery and no run from that. DOT. Ojha finding difficult to get the pace of Narine. ONE. This goes towards long off and SRH handling it with singles. DOT. Morgan pushes it back towards the bowler.

Live cricket score update  | Sunrisers Hyderabad 52/4 | Overs 10 | BATTING: Eoin Morgan 16 (22), Naman Ojha 0 (0): Back from strategic time and Russell comes into attack. ONE. Short and wide ball with quick single. LEG BYE. Goes for another extra KKR, leg bye given for that delivery. DOT. Hooda struggling to find the right shot and gap, no run. OUT! Russell gets his first, comfortable catch by Umesh Yadav, Hooda goes for 6. Naman Ojha is the new batsman on crease. TWO. Took two quick singles to get the runs ticking. DOT. No run and yet another brilliant over by KKR.

Deepak Hooda 6 (11) c Umesh Yadav b Andre Russell

Live cricket score update  | Sunrisers Hyderabad 48/3 | Overs 9 | BATTING: Eoin Morgan 14 (19), Deepak Hooda 5 (8): And the much awaited spinner for KKR, Sunil Narine comes into attack and on strike is Hooda. ONE. And Hooda goes flat this time towards mid-wicket. Morgan on strike now. DOT. No run, Morgan moves forward but steps back on time. ONE. Once again just flicks it and off goes for single. ONE. The singles are needed to keep the game moving. DOT. Reverse sweep but no luck with runs. TWO. Morgan flicks it towards long on and just two from it.

Live cricket score update | Sunrisers Hyderabad 43/3 | Overs 8 | BATTING: Eoin Morgan 11 (15), Deepak Hooda 3 (6): Andre Russell is the new bowler while on strike is Morgan. ONE. Just a single and Hooda comes on strike. DOT. Hooda keeping it safe and no run. DOT. Slower short ball and no run once again. DOT. Slower short ball towards outside off and just the over KKR needed. DOT. Straight towards cover and no run. ONE. Just flicked it for quick single. DOT. A perfect over for KKR just two from it.

Live cricket score update | Sunrisers Hyderabad 41/3 | Overs 7 | BATTING: Eoin Morgan 10 (13), Deepak Hooda 2 (2): Shakib comes back for his second and new batsman Deepak Hooda comes to fill the gap for Henriques. DOT. Trying for quickie but no luck. ONE. Just a single bunted towards long on. ONE. Once again goes towards long on and just a single. ONE. This Morgan flicks it to backward square. ONE. A wide delivery but moves towards long on. ONE. Short delivery but manages to end with single. Yet another good over by Shakib.

Live cricket score update | Sunrisers Hyderabad 36/3 | Overs 6 | BATTING: Eoin Morgan 7 (9): Umesh Yadav comes for his third over. FOUR. Better start for SRH with third boundary of this inning, Henriques off the mark. DOT. Controlling the length and no run. ONE. Henriques goes past Morgan and hustles for a quick single. DOT. Morgan tries to force towards backward point and no run. ONE. Morgan wrists it off towards square leg. OUT! Yet another important wicket for KKR, Umesh Yadav gets his second wicket and Henriques goes for 6.

Moises Henriques 6 (9) lbw Umesh Yadav

Live cricket score update | Sunrisers Hyderabad 30/2 | Overs 5 | BATTING: Moises Henrique 1 (5), Eoin Morgan 6 (7): KKR’s star bowler is back for his first game, Shakib Al Hasan comes into attack. Morgan is on strike. ONE. Eased off to long on by the English man. DOT. No run, makes a tad escape past outside edge. DOT. Shakib making his mark here with no run once again. ONE. Henriques takes a quick single towards square leg. TWO. Quick runs towards third man. DOT. No run, perfect way to end the over.

Live cricket score update | Sunrisers Hyderabad 26/2 | Overs 4 | BATTING: Moises Henrique 0 (2), Eoin Morgan 3 (4): Umesh Yadav back into attack and David Warner on strike this time. FOUR. Sunrisers need more of these, Warner with another boundary. OUT! The skipper has to go off the field caught comfortably by Surya Kumar Yadav at short extra cover and perfect slow delivery by Umesh Yadav. DOT. Morgan being safe and no run. TWO. Off the mark Morgan goes to backward square leg. DOT. Umesh Yadav bowling the perfect length with just few runs conceded and a wicket. ONE. And a single to end the brilliant by KKR.

David Warner 13 (12) c Surya Kumar Yadav b Umesh Yadav

Live cricket score update | Sunrisers Hyderabad 19/1 | Overs 3 | BATTING: David Warner 9 (10), Moises Henrique 0 (2): Morkel back into attack and Shikhar Dhawan on strike. FOUR. And this time Shikhar gets his boundary with a perfect straight drive. DOT. Safely lands to the keeper but no run for the batsman. DOT. And this time Morkel being careful with no extras and just handling well conceding no runs. OUT! This time Morkel makes no mistake and gets the wicket, but Shikhar Dhawan has to go off the crease for 6 (7) and comfortably caught by Robin Uthappa. Moises Henriques is the new batsman on the crease. WIDE. Morkel unable to control the extras flowing. DOT. Plays safe this time and no run.

Shikhar Dhawan 6 (7) c Robin Uthappa b Morne Morkel

Live cricket score update | Sunrisers Hyderabad 14/0 | Overs 2 | BATTING: David Warner 9 (10), Shikhar Dhawan 2 (3): Umesh Yadav begins the next over. Shikhar Dhawan on strike. DOT. Good start by Umesh Yadav, no run. ONE. Shikhar off the mark with a single towards cover point. DOT. Good fielding at the cover and no run. TWO. Goes for a chance big hit and lands safely thankfully, maybe lucky once again. ONE. Slow yorker this time by Umesh, playing smartly. ONE. Shikhar managing with singles and ends with just 5 runs.

Live cricket score update | Sunrisers Hyderabad 9/0 | Overs 1 | BATTING: David Warner 6 (7), Shikhar Dhawan 0 (0): Morne Morkel opens the attack for KKR. He makes an entry for John Hastings. TWO. Quick run between the wickets by Warner and off the mark. ONE and FREE HIT: Morkel misses the opportunity to get a big wicket! Lucky enough mate! DOT. Free hit and missed a perfect chance. Could have gone a biggie. DOT. Once again a perfect length by Morkel to Warner. Looks like SRH are struggling. DOT. Trying for quick single but no hope through the tunnel. WIDE. It is raining extras for KKR, first a no ball and wide ball by the big man. WIDE. Surely Morkel is finding difficulties to get the right length. Another wide. FOUR. First boundary for the SRH, Warner goes for boundary towards deep extra cover. DOT. Superb fielding by Surya Kumar Yadav and Morkel ends with dot.

Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI: Gautam Gambhir(c), Robin Uthappa(wk), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Sunil Narine, Morne Morkel, Umesh Yadav

Sunrisers Hyderabad Playing XI: David Warner(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Moises Henriques, Ashish Reddy, Naman Ojha(wk), Eoin Morgan, Deepak Hooda, Karn Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mustafizur Rahman, Barinder Sran

LIVE TOSS UPDATES: Sunrisers Hyderabad win the toss and elect to bat first!

Considering SRH’s performance in the previous games, though they put up a stellar performance with bat, it was not enough as their poor bowling had already allowed RCB to post a mammoth total on the board. As for KKR, though they managed to put up a challenging total on the board, courtesy some really good batting, the bowling line-up failed to fire as MI batsmen smashed them all over the park, and took the two points away from them, thus denying a second straight win. The bowling performance of SRH has been average barring Mustafizur Rahman, who has been in excellent form in IPL 9. Karn Sharma proved to be expensive with his spell in the previous match.

KKR’s batting has been the turning point for the team as they can make or break the game for them. Skipper Gautam Gambhir was the holder of the orange cap until Aaron Finch has taken over the lead in the game. KKR will be playing on their strengths against SRH and hoping to continue the form.

Squads:

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Ashish Reddy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Bipul Sharma, Karn Sharma, KL Rahul, Naman Ojha (wk), Parvez Rasool, Ricky Bhui, Shikhar Dhawan, Siddharth Kaul, David Warner (c), Moises Henriques, Eoin Morgan, Kane Williamson, Trent Boult, Yuvraj Singh, Ashish Nehra, Deepak Hooda, Mustafizur Rahman, Aditya Tare (wk), Barinder Sran, Ben Cutting, Vijay Shankar, Abhimanyu Mithun, Tirumalasetti Suman.

Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (c), Kuldeep Yadav, Manish Pandey, Piyush Chawla, Robin Uthappa (wk), Sheldon Jackson (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Yusuf Pathan, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Brad Hogg, Chris Lynn, Morne Morkel, Shakib Al Hasan, Jaydev Unadkat, Ankit Rajpoot, John Hastings, Jason Holder, Colin Munro, Rajgopal Sathish, Manan Sharma.