Printed on: Oct 03, 2021
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will face Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in match quantity 49 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 on the Dubai Worldwide Cricket Stadium on Sunday, October 3. KKR are nonetheless within the playoffs race whereas SRH can be taking part in for delight and seeking to acquire some confidence.
Within the IPL 2021 factors desk, KKR are nonetheless fourth with 10 factors from 12 video games. They’ve a bonus due to their spectacular run-rate (+0.302), which they can not afford to lose as a result of they’re different groups ready to pounce on that playoff spot. Other than Kolkata, Punjab, Rajasthan and Mumbai even have 10 factors, with solely the online run-rate separating them.
It has been a blended bag for KKR in current video games as they’ve received two and misplaced two of their final 4 video games. The loss in opposition to PBKS was a setback. They will need to have gone into the sport assured of pulling off a win. SRH managed to register a formidable win in opposition to Rajasthan, however the outdated habits got here again in opposition to CSK as they went down by six wickets.
KKR can be most apprehensive over the type of their skipper Eoin Morgan. Will the skipper drop himself and permit somebody like Dinesh Karthik to steer so that somebody like Shakib Al Hasan may are available in? The bowling has completed effectively however Tim Southee has proved costly.
KKR’s predicted XI: Venkatesh Iyer, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c) Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Tim Southee, Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi
SRH want to keep on with the mix that introduced a uncommon win over RR this season. The inclusion of Jason Roy over David Warner has positively made a distinction. The likes of Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma and Abdul Samad have an opportunity to make a distinction. A phrase for reward ought to be reserved for Jason Holder, who has been sensational.
SRH’s predicted XI: Jason Roy, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Kane Williamson (C), Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma
High fantasy picks for KKR vs SRH conflict: Venkatesh Iyer, Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy, Jason Roy, Kane Williamson, Jason Holder
–Renin Wilben Albert