KOL v SRH Prediction: Two fantastic games were in action in the IPL last night. Mumbai Indians’ hopes of qualifying were harmed as Delhi Capitals chased a target of 130. Rajasthan Royals defeated Chennai Super Kings by seven wickets in the second game. Thanks to blazing fifties by Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shivam Dube, the Royals chased down a huge 190 set by Ruturaj Gaikwad and co.
Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad clash in Match 49 in the evening game of today’s doubleheader. Sunrisers are eliminated from the Tournament and are playing for pride. Knight Riders, on the other hand, have a great shout at qualification thanks to their impressive net run rate. If they win their remaining games they should be through.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
Match 49, Indian Premier League
3 October 2021, 07:30 PM IST
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
The match will be broadcasted live on Star Sports Network and it can also be streamed on Hotstar App. The matches are split in three venues- Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. IPL is broadcasted to almost 100 countries including all cricket-playing nations.
KOL vs SRH Head to Head: Kolkata have dominated this fixture with 13 wins compared to Hyderabad’s 7 victories.
KOL – 60%
SRH – 40%
Sunrisers have nothing to play for and might make changes to their side, giving an opportunity to fringe players. Kolkata Knight Riders have played well in the UAE leg and should have enough to ward off any challenge. The betting sites also seem to favour KKR.
Bet365: KOL: 1.66; SRH: 2.20
Sunil Narine is a must-have in your fantasy teams. He has not quite contributed with the bat yet but has been constantly ticking the wickets column. He has 10 wickets in 9 games at an economy of 6.8.
We are tipping another spinner from KKR to come good. Varun Chakravarthy can wreak havoc in the Sunrisers’ middle order. He has 13 wickets in 12 games.
We are tipping Jason Roy to come good in this game. He played a blinder of an innings in his first game, scoring 50. If he hangs in there in the powerplay, he could get a decent score.
KOL Playing XI
Venkatesh Iyer, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy
SRH Playing XI
Jason Roy, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul
Dubai offers the best batting surface of all three venues. There is not much spin on offer. The pacers will have to use their variations cleverly to contain the batsmen. The average predicted score on this ground is 160-170. Team winning the toss might elect to field first as chasing has been easier.
If KOL bats first: 160-170
If SRH bats first: 150-160
There is a 40 to 50 % probability of rain in Dubai towards midnight or later due to the cyclonic storm “ Shaheen” which is over the Gulf of Oman and is expected to cross the coast today and weaken. During the day there will be cloud cover consisting of medium and high clouds. Still, the maximum temperature during the day will reach 37 degrees Celsius. During the match hours, it will be mainly overcast with temperatures around 33 degrees Celsius and high humidity. These factors combined with light winds will continue to make the conditions tough.
WICKET-KEEPERS: W Saha
BATSMEN: K Williamson, J Roy, N Rana, R Tripathi
ALL-ROUNDERS: S Narine, J Holder, V Iyer
BOWLERS: Rashid Khan, S Mavi, V Chakravarthy
Captain choices: J Holder/ V Iyer
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