Sunrisers Hyderabad host their first game on home soil when they take on Kolkata Knight Riders in the eighth match of the Indian Premier League 2016 on 16 April in Hyderabad. The Hyderabad outfit have not started the IPL 2016 well, losing their first game to Royal Challengers Bangalore by 45 runs on 12 April. What is of concern is also the spate of injuries to key players. Having lost Yuvraj Singh for two weeks even before the tournament began, the Sunrisers will now miss fast bowler Ashish Nehra for two games because of a groin injury. Kane Williamson will be out of this week's games due to a hamstring strain.
Skipper David Warner is the key player in the batting line-up, and along with Shikhar Dhawan he will be expected to do well. Despite the loss of Nehra, the presence of Bangladeshi Mustafizur Rahman and Kiwi Trent Boult adds bite to the bowling attack. For the Sunrisers to win, they will need their key players to fire.
Two-time IPL winners, The Kolkata Knight Riders, have had an inconsistent start to the tournament, winning their first game against Delhi comfortably while losing their second game to the Mumbai Indians. The batting has looked good with Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey all contributing. However the middle order has been largely untested, which might hurt them.
The bowlers had an off day against Mumbai, but still pose a threat due to their variety. Sunil Narine and Morne Morkel are expected to play against the Sunrisers, which makes them an even greater threat.
The match will be streamed live online and will be telecast on TV and mobile across the globe. Find out how you can watch it live in the UK and abroad.
Cricketgateway.com will provide live streaming of all 60 IPL 2016 matches in all countries outside India, the US, the UK, Africa and Europe.
Below is a list ofofficial TV broadcastersacross the globe
The match starts at 11.30am BST. Live TV coverage is available on Sky Sports 3 and Sky Sports 3 HD. Live updates for all 60 matches on mobile will be available on the Hotstar app, which can be downloaded for Android, iOS and Windows from hotstar.com
Live TV coverage is available on Sony Max, Sony Six and Sony ESPN channels with the match starting at 4pm IST. The matches will be live-streamed online via Sonyliv.com, while live mobile updates with score and team news will be available on the Hotstar app, which can be downloaded for all mobiles on hotstar.com
|India||Sony Max, Sony Six, Sony ESPN|
|Bhutan||Set Max, Sony Six|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport|
|Sri Lanka||Carlton Sports Network|
|Middle East and North Africa||OSN|
|United Kingdom||Sky Sports|
|Nepal||Sony Six, Sony Max|