Chris Gaffaney (New Zealand), Virender Sharma (India), Sundaram Ravi (India, TV)
The Abu Dhabi pitch would be a slow strip. Team winning the toss should bat first and put runs on the board. If the powerplay overs can be maximised, the team batting second would ideally be chasing something around 170.
The weather will be hot and humid with evening temperatures varying between 33 and 32 degress celsius. There isn't any possibility of rain, so we are in for full 40 overs.
KKR and SRH are the only two sides yet to get off the mark in the points table. While it was a collapse that resulted in SRH losing against RCB, KKR failed in every department versus MI. The Kolkata-based side would be staring at its explosive middle-order comprising DK, Morgan and Russell, while also looking to address their death bowling woes. Pat Cummins conceded 49 runs from his three overs against MI, and he would be the crux of the line-up tonight. Kuldeep Yadav, too, would look to make amends and implement his learnings from the poor show the other night. On the other hand, the only thing plaguing SRH is their fragile middle-order. If the likes of Vijay Shankar, Priyam Garg can step in, or if Mohammad Nabi comes in as a finisher, nothing can stop SRH from getting their first win.
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Key would be to win the toss and bat first to get maximum runs as long as the pitch stays fresh. Dew is going to come into play in the second innings, but the pitch would also slow down, thus making run-scring difficult.