Will Rain Derail The IPL Eliminator?
Will Rain Derail The IPL Eliminator?, CricketHighlights
by Kristina Newsam, MyCricketHighlights Writer
With the match set to begin at 9:30 this morning, ardent fans of the IPL are on pins and needles concerning whether the Eliminator will even get underway this morning between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders.
The M Chinnaswamy Stadium has been receiving relentless showers which could dampen the chance of any fruitful chance of play today. With the hosts, Karnataka State Cricket Association, citing trust in the advanced drainage system in place at the stadium, it would appear that fans have no need to break a sweat over the stubborn drizzle, as the grounds are fully equipped to handle these conditions without derailing play. Acting president of the KSCA, Sanjay Desai, has even purported that if and when the rai[/URL]n does dissipate, the grounds would be ready for play within 15 minutes, which inspires much hope in the hearts of players, spectators, at-home viewers who are looking forward to a nail-biting death match.
As defending champions, Sunrisers Hyderabad enter this Eliminator with the confidence of having the experience of winning this tournament, which can serve as a worthy edge, especially when a clash features two evenly matched teams, as could be said to be the case here.
Kolkata Knight Riders have lost 4 out of 5 of their last matches, which cost them the chance to enter the final round. However, with reliable bowlers such as Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn, a strong foundation is likely to be set by Kolkata if given the opportunity to bowl first.
On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad have a strong defense in the forms of David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan, who are capable of setting off an impenetrable partnership if given the latitude to express themselves.
At this point, the stakes are high but even, as the greatest outcome would be for each side to play to their strengths and fight to the finish to prove the worthy victor after the duel has expired.
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