Kolkata Knight Riders will be battling it out against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Second Qualifier of the VIVO IPL playoffs 2018 on Friday, May 25, 2018. The match will be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The time scheduled for the start of play is 7:00 PM IST.

The winner of this match will become the second team to qualify to the Final of IPL 2018, which will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday, May 27. Chennai Super Kings have already qualified for the Final, after winning the First Qualifier.

Kolkata Knight Riders:

They are coming into this game, having beaten Rajasthan Royals in the Eliminator by 25 runs, a couple of days back at the Eden. So, their morale is quite high right now.

They are likely to make one change, as Tom Curran may come in place of Javon Searles. The rest of the XI will be the same as the last game.

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Sunrisers Hyderabad:

They have lost their last four games, including the First Qualifier against Chennai Super Kings.

They will be under the pump and expect their key men to fire and take them into the finals. They are unlikely to make any changes to their XI from the last game, as it's all about their good line-up performing well collectively.

Pitch and Weather conditions:

There was some turn on the wicket in the last game and we can assume that the Eden pitch hasn't really changed in two days. Weather is likely to be good, as there are no chances of rain so far.

Where to watch:

The match will be broadcasted live on the Star Sports and Star Sports HD channels. The online streaming will be available on Hotstar app and website, Jio TV app and Airtel TV app. The match will be starting at 7:00 PM IST, as the toss will be taking place just 30 minutes prior to it.

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