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Ipl 2018
IPL 9 match preview: Injuries worry Sunrisers Hyderabad ahead of game against Kolkata Knight Riders
Injury concerns are piling up for Sunrisers Hyderabad ahead of their game against the Kolkata Knight Riders in match number 8 of the IPL 2016, to be played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad on Saturday.

SRH lost Yuvraj Singh even before the tournament began and now Ashish Nehra will be out for at least two matches due to a groin injury. New Zealander Kane Williamson is already out due to a hamstring injury and is not expected to be back before next week.

But yet, Sunrisers have great bowling depth with the likes of Trent Boult, Barinder Sarn, Ben Cutting and Abhimanyu Mithun sitting in their ranks.

Sunrisers Hyderabad are still trying to emerge from the setback they received from the Royal Challengers Bangalore on Tuesday. RCB handed them a 45-run defeat and their batters tore their bowling apart by amassing 227 runs.

SRH started their run chase well against RCB and looked on course till David Warner got out on 58. In the end SRH fell well short of the target.

Kolkata Knight Riders come into today's game after suffering a loss at home against the Mumbai Indians. Both their sub-par bowling and their mediocre batting cost them the game against MI after they failed to chase down a target of 200. KKR have received a big boost by the availability of Sunil Narine.

The middle order of KKR which includes names like Yusuf Pathan and Colin Munro has yet not been tested in any game, but they will be required if KKR has to win games consistently.

David Warner's 25-ball 58 including five sixes was the highlight of their match against RCB. He is their main batsman who has a strike rate of 167.37 and a batting average of 63.10 in 13 matches. His performance will be crucial in today's match.

Andre Russell will have to come good with the ball for KKR. Although he scored a quick 17-ball 36 in the last match, but conceded 52 runs in his four overs.

The pitch at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium is a batting paradise with even bounce and carry and aids stroke making. However, the ground is not small like the M Chinnaswamy Stadium and scoring boundaries and sixes will require extra effort.

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