File photo of Kolkata Knight Riders' team celebrating. (BCCI)
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Pre-match: Buoyed by six back-to-back victories and confirmation of a playoff berth, Gautam Gambhir-led Kolkata Knight Riders are now gunning for a top-two finish in the points table.
After an awful UAE leg, Kolkata have emerged as the team to beat thanks to some clinical performances, while Hyderabad have done well to still be in the race - though only a win over Kolkata can now keep them alive.