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Shakib-less KKR send SRH to bat in IPL survival battle


Dhaka  – Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) opted to field first against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the 2nd eliminator battle of Indian Premier League (IPL) at Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium on Wednesday.Bangladesh’s fan of cricket have to miss their star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan’s performance as he was excluded from KKR’s playing XI against SRH the side fielded silent killer Mostafizur Rahman the another Bangladesh’s star who mesmerizing the world cricket fraternity with bowl since the beginning of his career,UNB News Agency Reported.In their two encounters in the first round, wins remained untouched for SRH against KKR.Bottom-run in the points table, after the first round, KKR stay in the race beating SRH by 22 runs in their last match at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Sunday.Earlier, in their first meeting KKR crushed SRH by 8 wickets at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad on April 16.Playing 10 matches in the first round for KKR, all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan bagged 5 wickets for 243 while with bat he scored a total of 114 with the best 66 runs.
Satkhira’s young lad Mustafizur Rahman appearing in the IPL for the first time, played 14 matches for SRH and captured 16 wickets for 356 runs with best 3/16 and at average 22.25 and economy rat 6.71.The winner of the today’s match will face the losers of the fist
qualifiers Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the 2nd qualifier at the same venue on Friday.The winner of the 2nd qualifier will meet Gujarat Lions in the final at M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday (May 29).Gujarat Lions moved straight to final of the 8-team franchised IPL upsetting topper RCB by 4 wickets in the first qualifier also at Bangalore on Tuesday.SRH squad: Shikhar Dhawan, David Warner (captain), Moises Henriques,Yuvraj Singh, Naman Ojha, Deepak Hooda, Ben Cutting, Bipul Sharma,Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Barinder Sran and Mustafizur Rahman.KKR squad: Gautam Gambhir (captain), Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Colin Munro, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Rajagopal Sathish, Jason Holder, Kuldeep Yadav, Morne Morkel and Sunil Narine.


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