Hyderabad, April 21, Sunday at 04:00 PM IST
The first fixture of Sunday’s doubleheader will witness Sunrisers Hyderabad welcoming Kolkata Knight Riders at their backyard -Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. The clash is set to begin at 04:00 PM IST at noon.
Kolkata Knight Riders are coming after facing 10 runs defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Eden Gardens previous night. Chasing a mammoth total of 213 runs set by RCB (V Kohli – 100 & M Ali – 66), KKR fell short by 10 runs despite the havoc created by the duo N Rana and A Russell. The duo accounted for 118 runs partnership that went till the last over but couldn’t pull over. It was KKR’s fourth loss in a row and the side is languishing at the sixth spot in the points. They desperately need a win to boost up their confidence and resurrect their campaign.
The hosts, on the opposite, are sitting at fifth spot with four wins and four defeats in eight encounters. The 6 wickets win over Chennai Super Kings would have surely boosted their confidence and with the home advantage on their side, Sunrisers Hyderabad will be looking to make it big. With a win over KKR tonight, the hosts can cruise over to the third spot in the table as they have the best net run rate in the tournament.
The wicket at Hyderabad is usually a good cricketing wicket that provides help to both batting and bowling. The average first innings score at the venue is 157. Spinners get some assistance from the wicket as the game wears on.
Matches won batting first – 25
Matches won bowling first – 34
Average 1st Inns scores – 157
Average 2nd Inns scores – 146
Highest total recorded – 231/2 (20 Ov) by SRH vs RCB
Lowest total recorded – 80/10 (19.1 Ov) by DC vs SRH
Highest score chased – 217/7 (19.5 Ov) by RR vs DCG
Lowest score defended – 129/8 (20 Ov) by MI vs RPS
Here’s how the two sides may lineup –
SRH Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – J Bairstow
Batsmen – D Warner, Deepak Hooda, Kane Williamson (c), Yusuf Pathan
All-rounder –Vijay Shankar
Bowlers – Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, K Khaleel Ahmed
KKR Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Dinesh Karthik
Batsmen – Chris Lynn, Rinku Singh, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill
All-rounder – Sunil Narine, Andre Russell
Bowlers – KC Cariappa, Prithvi Raj, Harry Gurney, Piyush Chawla
Sunrisers Hyderabad –
Basil Thampi, Kane Williamson (c), Wriddhiman Saha, Jonny Bairstow, Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma, Shakib Al Hasan, Rashid Khan, Yusuf Pathan, Martin Guptill, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, David Warner, Shreevats Goswami, Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi, Vijay Shankar, Ricky Bhui, Deepak Hooda, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan, K Khaleel Ahmed, Abhishek Sharma
Kolkata Knight Riders –
Dinesh Karthik (c), Shrikant Mundhe, Chris Lynn, Prasidh Krishna, Kuldeep Yadav, Carlos Brathwaite, Rinku Singh, Piyush Chawla, Joe Denly, Sunil Narine, Harry Gurney, Andre Russell, Sandeep Warrier, Nitish Rana, Nikhil Naik, KC Cariappa, Lockie Ferguson, Shubman Gill, Robin Uthappa, Yarra Prithviraj
D Warner, J Bairstow, A Russell and Nitish Rana are the top contributors with the bat for their respective sides
Khaleel Ahmed has bowled impressively well in both the previous games and will be a right pick along with Sandeep Sharma and B Kumar in the bowling line up
KKR bowlers had a forgettable outing against RCB in the last game, especially Kuldeep Yadav. he has been ineffective in the tournament so far. P Chawla will be the safest bet from KKR.
In all-rounders, A Russell, S Narine and V Shankar are must have options.
R Uthappa, P Krishna and Kuldeep Yadav are missing out
Rinku Singh, Prithvi Raj and KC Cariappa comes in
The final update will be provided at the time of toss. Don’t forget to check!
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