SRH vs KKR – The thirty-fifth match of the IPL 2020 tournament between the teams, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders, could all be about match-ups. We take a look at a key game plan that could play a role in the thirty-fifth game of the IPL – SRH vs KKR
SRH vs KKR – Beware of Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan after a relatively dull start in the first couple of games this season has returned back to his best and has been one of the best spinners this year both in terms of economy as well as wicket-taking ability. Rashid stands second in the list of the best economy of the season with an economy of 5.34 after 8 games; Chris Morris has with an economy of 4.83 in 3 games tops the list. Rashid Khan’s average of 17.10 is fifth-best this season and has 10 wickets under his belt.
Rashid Khan has bowled more than 50p percent of his deliveries as googlies and has been quite successful with it, both in terms of containing the flow of runs as well as wicket-taking. He has picked a wicket every 13.7 balls when he has bowled a googly. With the KKR lineup having 2 quality left-handers in the middle order, Rashid Khan will once again rely on his googlies to disguise the batsmen.
Rashid Khan has been quite consistent in his length, pitching 65.62% of his deliveries on the good length area. He has conceded just 3.9 runs per over while bowling on good length and has picked a wicket every 18 balls.
The Afghan spinner this season has been quite judicious in his length and variations and has made sure he does not become predictable.
Rashid Khan has kept all KKR batsmen under check in the IPL so far, with only Rahul Tripathi with a decent scoring rate against him in the small sample space. With the kind of form Rashid Khan is in plus the lack of form for the KKR batsmen makes the battle even more intriguing and this matchup is a key factor that might make or break it for both sides.
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