IPL 2020: 3 players you can exclude from your Dream11 team for the KKR vs SRH game

IPL 2020: 3 players you can exclude from your Dream11 team for the KKR vs SRH game

Have you picked your Dream11 team for the crucial match?

Vijay Shankar
Vijay Shankar. (Photo: Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)

Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders, two teams who have extremely strong squads, will look to brush aside their first losses in the tournament and register two points on the points table when they take on each other at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi

Sunrisers, despite having perhaps the best opening pair and one of the best Indian pace department in their armoury, have an inexperienced middle order which got exposed in the first game against RCB.

KKR on the other hand have a number of big stars in their line up but it seems, they are not sure where each batsman should bat and in what phase of the game particular bowlers should bowl. Both the teams, despite being considered as favorites have a few issues to be resolved .

To make your selection easier, here are 3 players you can exclude from your Dream11 team for KKR vs SRH: -.

1. Pat Cummins (9 credits)

The million-dollar baby, Pat Cummins, who went for INR 15.5 cr in the auction, underperformed tremendously in the first game as he went for 49 runs in his 3 overs. He was taken to the cleaners and Dinesh Karthik, the captain didn’t even have the confidence to finish off his quota.

While it may be because of initial rustiness, and Cummins might perform better in this game, he isn’t as tremendous a bowler in T20 as he is in Tests. His teammate David Warner also might be able to line him up in this game hence it is better not to risk playing Cummins.

2. Sunil Narine (10 credits)

Sunil Narine isn’t the bowler he used to be half-a-decade back and has started being found out as a batsman as well. While his variations aren’t as lethal anymore and batsmen are able to read it, he has started to get bounced out by pacers again and again.

Narine in the first game picked up one wicket giving 22 runs but never looked menacing. He also got dismissed for just nine runs. His performances don’t justify his 10 credit requirement and hence you can overlook him for this game.

3. Vijay Shankar (8.5 credits)

Since being picked for the World Cup 2019, Vijay Shankar hasn’t been able to do much in top-flight cricket. In the last game, he bowled 1.2 overs giving away 14 runs picking up one wicket but as a batsman coming in at 5, he was dismissed at a crucial stage in the game for a first ball duck being unable to read a googly.

Despite having a chunk of deliveries to himself even in the last IPL, Shankar hasn’t been able to put in any match-winning performances. He has talent, but hasn’t been making using of it as of now and can be left out for this game.

Disclaimer: This prediction is made based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. You consider the points mentioned while making your own team.