IPL 2021: SRH vs KKR, predicting the probable playing XIs, Head-to-head count for Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders match

The Kolkata Knight Riders have a 12-7 lead over the Sunrisers Hyderabad on the head-to-head count

The third match, SRH vs KKR of the IPL 2021 tournament will take place in Chennai at MA Chidambaram Stadium on April 11.

Preview

Kolkata Knight Riders didn’t seem to have much luck in the 2019 and 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League. In the last season of the tournament, Dinesh Karthik, midway through the campaign, handed over the captaincy to Eoin Morgan, which however, made no difference in the team.

The third game of the tournament, SRH vs KKR, is on April 11 at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. On head-to-head count, the KKR team is leading the Orange Army by 12-7.

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The Sunrisers Hyderabad, led by David Warner, have made it to the playoffs and shall give a winning star without any doubt. The Hyderabad based franchise didn’t take much part in the IPL 2021 auction, but have made sure to rope in some of the best players.

PROBABLE PLAYING XIs:

Sunrisers Hyderabad

David Warner, Vijay Shankar, Kane Williamson, Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey, T Natarajan, Sandeep Sharma, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Bench:

Virat Singh, Jason Roy, Basil Thampi, Abhishek Sharma, Jason Holder, Mohammad Nabi, Kedar Jadhav, Shreevats Goswami, Jagadessha Suhith, Khaleel Ahmed, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Siddarth Kaul, Shahbaz Nadeem, Wriddhiman Saha.

Kolkata Knight Riders 

Shubham Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Prasidh Krishna, Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy/Harbhajan Singh, Shakib Al Hasan/Sunil Narine, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russel, Dinesh Karthik.

Bench

Karun Nair, Shivam Mavi, Sheldon Jakson, Gurkeerat Mann Singh, Ben Cutting, Pawan Negi, Shakib Al Hasan/Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Tim Seifert, Lockie Ferguson, Sandeep Warrier, Vaibhav Arora, Kuldeep Yadav.

Head-to-Head:

Overall

Played – 19 | Kolkata Knight Riders – 12 | Sunrisers Hyderabad – 7 IN/R – 0

At neutral venues

Played – 5 | Kolkata Knight Riders – 3 | Sunrisers Hyderabad – 2 IN/R – 0

PROBABLE BEST BATSMAN OF THE MATCH

Shubham Gill – Kolkata Knight Riders 

Over the last year or so, Shubham Gill has came out to be a great advantage for the KKR. He usually doesn’t go for the ambitious strokes and plays according to the anchors role. Last season, he has scored around the 70s against the SRH and has quite an understanding of their bowling tactics.

PROBABLE BEST BOWLER OF THE MATCH 

Rashid Khan – Sunrisers Hyderabad

Rashid Khan has been a great player with the knowledge of prospects for the opponents. The fact that he can operate any stage of a game makes him a very useful aspect for the SRH team. Against the Kolkata Knight Riders, Rashid has picked up nine wickets in 38 overs. For the upcoming match , SRH vs KKR, Khan is expected to come up with another spell.

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