The Kolkata Knight Riders are set to face off against the Sunrisers Hyderabad in an upcoming match, and fans are eagerly anticipating the outcome. Both teams have been playing well recently, with KKR securing a miraculous victory in their last game and the Sunrisers earning their first win of the season. This KKR vs SRH clash is definitely going to be a fun for the fans.
The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) are set to face each other in the 19th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 at Eden Garden in Kolkata. KKR currently sits in third place in the IPL table and is eyeing a hat-trick of wins. A win for KKR may take them to the top of the table. SRH is coming into this game after their first win of the season against the Punjab Kings.
In terms of head-to-head record, KKR leads the record in IPL matches against SRH by 15-8. The two teams have crossed paths 23 times in IPL history, with KKR defeating SRH on 15 occasions. KKR also has a 6-2 lead in the head-to-head record against SRH in IPL matches at Eden Gardens. However, fans should note that SRH has defeated KKR twice in their last three matches in Kolkata.
KKR Team News
It is possible that the addition of Liton Das and Jason Roy may eliminate the need for rescue acts like Shardul and Rinku Singh for the Kolkata Knight Riders, as both players will be contributing to the team’s batting line-up. After evaluating three distinct openings, with Gurbaz at the top of the list, one of these two will almost certainly be chosen as the winner. In point of fact, Rahmanullah Gurbaz and N Jagadeesan were the seventh opening partnership for KKR in 17 matches since the start of the IPL 2022. They did so against GT on Sunday.
Andre Russell has been unable to produce consistent runs throughout this tournament, and KKR are in serious need of him to start doing so. It’s possible that this is his time to shine: against KKR, he has a batting average of 58 and a strike rate of 181 since the start of 2019. In point of fact, his statistics against Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the top bowler in the lineup, read 63 runs off 31 balls, with a strike rate more than 200 and only one dismissal. It is high time that Andre Russell showed up at the celebration. It is undeniable that the power of mathematics is on his side.
Sunrisers Team News
The Sunrisers are set to go into the match with the same XI that they used in the previous game. They will continue to use Harry Brook despite his recent string of low scores, which is especially important considering the faster surface in Kolkata. It’s also possible that they’ll put Abdul Samad in the finishing role as a substitute.
When playing against the Sunrisers, Rahul Tripathi has a batting average of 34.88 while striking at 163, whereas when playing against KKR at Eden Gardens, he has a batting average of over 46 while striking at 175. You can count on him to pick up right where he left off in the game before this one. Mayank Agarwal, on the other hand, has had a difficult time against spin since the beginning of 2019. He has a batting average of 14.88 against leg-break and has been out 16 times in 27 innings.
KKR v SRH Team 11
Kolkata Knight Riders Probable XI:
Jason Roy, N Jagadeesan (w), Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy
Sunrisers Hyderabad Probable XI:
Mayank Agarwal, Harry Brook, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram (c), Heinrich Klaasen(w), Abdul Samad, Washington Sundar, Mayank Markande, Marco Jansen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik
Prediction for KKR vs SRH
While KKR has relied heavily on individual performances in the past, they will need to find a way to stay competitive as a team. On the other hand, the Sunrisers have a well-rounded squad on paper, but their batting lineup has yet to fully live up to its potential. If they can continue to perform as they did in their last match, however, they could give KKR a run for their money.
Ultimately, the outcome of this match will depend on which team is able to execute their game plan more effectively. It promises to be an exciting and closely contested match, and fans of both teams will be eagerly watching to see how it plays out. We are going for a KKR win in this KKR vs SRH clash.
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