With both the teams securing a place in the first half of points table, it is not tough to say which team is under more pressure. Because this game is happening in Eden Gardens where Sunrisers Hyderabad haven’t recorded a win against Kolkata.
Since the first two games happened in Hyderabad, the home team took the advantage of the home ground and it was easy for SRH. But it won’t be easy anymore. KKR on the other side is on a roll with a win in the last game, not to forget the surprise by the captain Gautam Gambhir by bringing Sunil Narine as the opener where he smashed the bowlers and made a foundation to chase the score.
Journey to IPL 10 2017
Indian Premier Leaguer is back to us again with new joy and entertainment. IPL has been the best entertainment for summers its inception in 2008. The league gave rise to a new way of giving entertainment to a sport and all thanks to the rebel league started by Subhash Chandra, Indian Cricket League through which was started as another cricket league to challenge BCCI and the other Cricket boards and taking away the young talent to them instead of allowing them to represent to the BCCI. This irked BCCI and asked ICC and it stated that it is an internal affair of BCCI and it won’t interfere with it, but confirmed it won’t recognize the ICL or the players representing the league.
This was a blow for ICL, but it still went ahead to conduct the league with a huge number of retired and existing players from all over the world. Indian Cricketer Kapil Dev and Zee Network Boss Subhash Chandra. The Cricket boards of Pakistan, Bangladesh, West Indies, and Sri Lanka, and other countries Australia and New Zealand banned their players from playing the international games.
With no support from all of the Cricket associations, the first season of ICL was a terrible failure and at this moment, BCCI’s Lalit Modi came up with a league that is similar to English Premier League, a business franchise model that can generate huge revenues to the board as well as for the players. That is how Indian Premier League started in 2008 with 8 franchises from 8 cities in India. Since then, there is no looking back for the league in terms of popularity which only went on increasing every year, every season. IPL Live Streaming is enabled on hotstar app and website with a five minutes delay for the people who have not signed up their subscription and a ball to ball live for the one who subscribed to it.
IPL has always a chance to be in the news for various reasons. Be it for the expensive players from all over the world. MS Dhoni was the first most expensive player with a whopping 6 crores in the first season of IPL to play for Chennai Super Kings. He was with the team till the Lodha committee banned the franchise for involvement in spot-fixing and other activities. The controversy of spot-fixing agitated the country and astonished the players in 2013 where ace player like Sreesanth was involved in this.
Nepotism and money laundering are the other wrong reasons the league was in the news several times. But now, thanks to the new committee appointed by the Supreme Court of India, there seem to be a change in the administration in the BCCI.
However, two things are constant in the league every year. The money flow and the success of the league. There will always be something that keeps the tournament entertaining and this year, there are 8 franchises taking part in the league and the games happened so far, they are all quite entertaining. Today’s match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders is a game that’s worthy to watch since the defending champion SRH lost the previous game against Mumbai and is heading up for Eden Gardens where it hasn’t won a single match so far.
Needless to say, both the teams need a win with a margin since the net run rate will be crucial as the tournament flows.
Match starts at 4:00 PM IST at Eden Gardens, Kolkata