Brendon McCullum, Dinesh Karthlk, Andre Russell
Dinesh Karthik and Andre Russell [Photo-PTI]

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will host SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) for their second match in the IPL 2020 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. KKR will hope to get the better off SRH in order to open their account on the points table. The Kolkata franchise will however be wary of the formidable SRH line-up.

KKR batting order collapsed while chasing a stiff target after their bowlers leaked plenty of runs on a batting paradise against Mumbai Indians in the previous match. Captain Dinesh Karthik and coach Brendon McCullum would like to learn from their mistakes and eye their first win in the tournament. Here is how KKR can line-up for the SRH clash.

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SRH will be banking on David Warner and Jonny Bairstow to get them off to a good start. Manish Pandey can contribute important runs for the side and with Mitchell Marsh ruled out of the IPL 2020, it will be interesting to see if they go with Kane Williamson or include Jason Holder in the line-up.

IPL 2020 Match 8: Kolkata Knight Riders vs SunRisers Hyderabad: Weather Forecast

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The major concerns playing in the UAE will be heat. RCB star AB de Villiers had pointed out that he has never played under such scorching heat and thus it can be a concern for him.

The weather on the match day is predicted to remain around 35 to 42 degree celsius. As the day, progresses, the temperature might give slight relief to the players who are in for an evening start with the match.