Hyderabad: Chasing a total of 143 runs, Knight riders had a thumping start and was in the game since the begining of the innings. The team lost its first wickets at 92 runs. It was skipper Gautam Gambhir’s spectacular innings of 90* runs which led to Kolkata thrashing Hyderabad by 8 wickets.

Injury-hit Sunrisers Hyderabad are eyeing their first win of the season in their home ground where they will play against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League on Saturday.  

Injury-hit Sunrisers Hyderabad are eyeing their first win of the season in their home ground where they will play against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League on Saturday.

Sunrisers suffered a 45-run loss to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their opening game where Virat Kohli struck a magnificent 157-run partnership in just 14.3 overs.

Hyderabad players Yuvraj Singh, Kane Williamson and Ashish Nehra are currently nursing injuries.

Captain David Warner has confirmed that veteran paceman Ashish Nehra will miss couple of games after suffering from a groin injury during their opening match.

Yuvraj Singh sustained an ankle injury against Australia during the ICC World T20, whereas Kane Williamson sustained a hamstring strain in the same tournament.

Kolkata Knight Riders would also be keen to get back to winning ways as Mumbai Indians registered their first win of IPL 2016 by beating it by six wickets. Rohit Sharma hit an unbeaten 84 and Jos Buttler chipped in with a 22-ball 41 to help MI chase 188.

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The Knight Riders will get a boost if they include mystery spinner Sunil Narine in the playing XI. Returning after suspension from International Cricket November last year, the off-spinner can now resume bowling in both international cricket and domestic cricket events worldwide.

Squads:

Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (captain), Ashish Reddy, Ricky Bhui, Bipul Sharma, Trent Boult, Ben Cutting, Shikar Dhawan, Moises Henriques, Deepak Hooda, Siddarth Kaul, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Abhimanyu Midtun, Eoin Morgan, Mustafizur Rahman, Ashish Mehra, Naman Ojha (wicketkeeper), Vijay Shanker, Karn Sharma, Barinder Sran, T Suman, Aditya Tare, Kane Williamson and Yuvraj Singh.

Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautham Gambhir (captain), Piyush Chawla, John Hastings, Brad Hogg, Jason Holder, Sheldon Jackson, Kuldeep Yadav, Chris Lynn, Manan Sharma, Morne Morkel, Colin Munro, Sunil Narine, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Ankit Rajput, Andre Russell, Rajgopal Satish, Shakib Al Hasan, Jaydev Unadkat, Robin Uthappa (wicketkeeper), Suryakumar Yadav and Umesh Yadav.