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The Orange Army had issues in the lower batting order which cost them many games last year but they eventually won the last few games and ensured their spot in the playoffs. The team would fancy having Saha open with Warner given that his performances were impressive lately. Kane Williamson props up the vulnerable middle order and adds crucial runs in the death overs, so SRH might fancy Nabi or Holder ahead of Bairstow. The Pace department led by Bhuvaneswar and Rashid is impeccable and cam defend literally as many low score. The only concern for the team is finishing and inclusion of Kedar Jadhav along with Samad and Holder can ensure a wholesome team work.
Probable XI: David Warner (c), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Vijay Shankar/Kedar Jadhav, Mohammad Nabi, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan
Kolkata Knight Riders
KKR was left inches away from making it into the top 4. The lack of consistency n bowling and failure of their two match-winners in Russell and Narine were two big factors that hampered their triumph. The inclusion of Shakib Al Hasan might be the only chance to the Playing XI, otherwise, KKR looks quite balanced in all respective departments. Eoin Morgan is officially the skipper of the squad and his prowess could usher the team to a fresh start ahead of the tournament.
Probable XI: Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (C), Dinesh Karthik (WK), Andre Russell, Shakib Al Hasan/Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Harbhajan Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy
Cricketbolo's Playing XI top picks:
Wicketkeepers : W. Saha
Batsmen : D. Warner, K. Williamson, E. Morgan
All Rounders: M. Nabi, A. Russell
Bowlers : Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Prasidh Krishna