The home side, then again, will shrewd from a misfortune overcome against Chennai Super Kings in spite of posting a 200 or more aggregate. The team has gelled well under Kane Williamson and surprisingly as of now not missing David Warner. While the guest team is having a grand start of the 11th season of Indian Premier League with two consecutive wins.
However, Pandey's screamer of a catch to oust Rana came in the first over upon the resumption and when Williamson pouched Sunil Narine (9) - who batted at No 4 instead of his usual opening berth - running back from midwicket, KKR began to slide. But yes, I have played a lot of matches here at the Eden and have a fair idea of the wicket.
That batting collapse will give KKR some ray of hope as they will look to use their bowling resources well this time.
KKR showed defensive strategy early on to hold back their in-form opener Narine, a move that did not help much as their batting order did not seem convincing with U-19 World Cup victor Shivam Mavi coming in at No. 7.
It also remains to be seen whether they run out of patience with Vinay Kumar who failed to defend 17 runs in the last over against CSK and was later trolled on social media. Including the last match between the two. SRH on the other side has performed exceedingly well in this division, with their supreme bowling attack. The orange army after facing a huge loss in terms of their previous captain David Warner, played two matches under the Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson, which they won comfortably thereby making a mark in the early stages.
SRH XI: W Saha, S Dhawan, K Williamson, M Pandey, S Al Hasan, D Hooda, Y Pathan, B Kumar, R Khan, S Kaul, B Stanlake.