Former Champions collide as SunRisers Hyderabad face off against Kolkata Knight Riders in the 12th season of the Indian Premier League on Sunday.
SunRisers Hyderabad are in the fifth spot and are looking to make their mark in the IPL. They are the only side so far with an even record and need to better than what they’ve achieved so far. The franchise is genuinely one of the best in the league, and with superstars such as David Warner, Kane Williamson and Rashid Khan, they have enough firepower to once again reach the finals of the competition. The management needs to focus, however, on finding the right balance and combination to go with in future.
Meanwhile, Kolkata Knight Riders are coming off a disappointing loss against lowly Royal Challengers Bangalore. Virat Kohli put on a show and scored a century, taking his team to victory of The Riders. Even though Andre Russell and Nitish Rana mounted a heroic effort to chase the target, they fell short by just a few runs. The question, however, has to be on the bowlers, who allowed themselves to be bludgeoned. That has to be the area of concern for the coaches to look at from this point forth.
Venue – Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad, India
Date & Time – 21st April | 4:00 PM IST
SRH vs KKR Dotball Team News
This pitch favours the team batting second as dew factor comes in, causing the field to be leaky in terms as the outfield is rather fast.
The Squads –
SunRisers Hyderabad –
Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Martin Guptill, Wriddhiman Saha, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, David Warner, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi, Kane Williamson (c), Jonny Bairstow, Shahbaz Nadeem, Vijay Shankar, Sandeep Sharma, Ricky Bhui, Deepak Hooda, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan, Basil Thampi, Rashid Khan, K Khaleel Ahmed, Abhishek Sharma
Kolkata Knight Riders –
Dinesh Karthik (c), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Joe Denly, Lockie Ferguson, Chris Lynn, Harry Gurnley, Robin Uthappa, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Nitish Rana, Sandeep Warrier, KC Cariappa, Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Shrikant Mundhe, Nikhil Naik, Anrich Nortje, Prithvi Raj, Prasidh Krishna
SunRisers Hyderabad –Yusuf Pathan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, David Warner, Kane Williamson (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Shahbaz Nadeem, Vijay Shankar, Sandeep Sharma, Deepak Hooda, Rashid Khan, K Khaleel Ahmed
Kolkata Knight Riders –Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Harry Gurney
Key Players –
SunRisers Hyderabad – David Warner | Jonny Bairstow | Rashid Khan
Kolkata Knight Riders – Andre Russell | Nitish Rana | Sunil Narine