The third match of the Indian Premier League 2021 will be played between the Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad. M Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai will be the host on 11th April 2021. The match will be live telecasted at 7.30 PM IST.
IPL History of the two Teams.
Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders have both won the Indian Premier League title before. SRH has bagged the title one while KKR has won the title twice. This feat was achieved by SRH back in 2016 while the last title came for Kolkata in 2014.
Yes, it has been a long time since these two teams have gotten to lift the trophy. And that is exactly what makes them dangerous as an opponent. The hunger for the trophy means they will put out their best performances and will try to not leave any room for errors.
So let us take a look at SRH vs KKR toss Bhavishyavani.
Match Preview: KKR vs SRH
Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad are both well know teams in IPL. But KKR comes out as a fan favorite due to its long history of stunning performance. And it is a force to reckon with as their players very well know how to capitalize on opportunities.
Kolkata ended their last season at the 5th spot on the league table with their scores being tied with RCB. They won 7 of their 14 games and hence bowed out due to a low net run rate.
The team has gone through many core changes in the past few years but they always seem to prioritize endgame finishers and strong all-rounders like Andre Russel who is back in form for the latest edition of the IPL and this time too will be donning the KKR jersey. And with ICC World Championship-winning captain Eoin Morgan leading the team, they might very well reign as champions in their first game of the season.
Sunrises Hyderabad on the other hand made through to the playoffs of IPL 2020.But got defeated in the second qualifiers against Delhi Capitals. This was made possible due to their late improvement of performance during the season.
SRH will be led by the Australian dynamo David Warner who can be very dangerous with the bat in the T20 format as we all have seen previously. Along with him, pacer Bhuvaneshwar Kumar will be in charge of taking early wickets this season.
Previously SRH has faced KKR a total of 19 times. KKR has won 12 while SRH 7.
Pitch and Weather conditions
The M Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai provides a traditional slow pitch which is a boon for bowlers.
The weather reports have said the highest expected temperature on Sunday will be 32C and the humidity is expected to be around 65%.
Probable Playing Eleven.
Eoin Morgan (c), Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Pawan Negi, Kuldeep Yadav, Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy.IPL
David Warner (c), Wriddhiman Saha, Jason Roy, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Vijay Shankar, Khaleel
IPL Prediction Ahmad, T Natarajan, Bhuneshwar Kumar.
SRH vs KKR Toss Bhavishyavani
Both the teams facing each other on 11-4-2021 are strong and contain elements of surprise. Though previous records lean in the favor of KKR, SRH will not bow down so easily.