Kolkata Knight Riders are flying high after their last game wins against GT. Sunrisers Hyderabad are also not far on confidence. KKR vs SRH clash will be a battle to behold.
KKR will be focused to win their second game in a row. With the form of Rahul Tripathi and Mayank Markande, SRH will also have the upper hand
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Time: 7:45 PM IST
Date: Friday, April 14, 2023
Head to Head KKR vs SRH
Although SRH started their IPL career in 2013 they have played a fair bit of cricket against KKR. In total, there have been 23 matches between the two. KKR has the higher dominance in it.
15 matches have been won by KKR while SRH has only won eight games until now. The last encounter was won by SRH so KKR would love to give it back.
Pitch and Weather Report
Eden Gardens has been one of the oldest grounds in India. With a rich history, the ground isn’t too big. More than 50000 people are expected to accommodate into the stands.
Talking about the pitch conditions, it will have runs for the batters. In the last encounter, Shardul Thakur did dismantle the RCB bowling attack.
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With smaller boundaries expect the runs to flow. But at times the pitch has supported the mystery spinners in the likes of Narine and Chakravarthy.
Talking about weather it will remain hot during the day and cool down later in the evening. With the dew expected in the second innings, teams would love to chase. 150-165 has been the average first innings score in this ground.
Players to Watch Out For
- Rahul Tripathi (SRH)
Rahul Tripathi comes into the KKR game with some recent form. In the last game, Tripathi was able to smash a brilliant half-century. He helped the SRH team win the last game.
Tripathi has played for the KKR side in the past. He knows the bowling attack and also the good and bad aspects of the KKR bowlers which can be the key.
- Andre Russell (KKR)
The tournament has reached its 19th game and Andre Russell has not made any serious impact. As Andre has not been bowling in the tournament, it is key that his batting does the job.
Andre Russell has some issues against the spinners at the start. With SRH not having quality spinners, Andre Russell might just tee off in KKR vs SRH encounter.
Dream 11 Team Prediction (KKR vs SRH)
Captain: Rahul Tripathi
Vice Captain: Sunil Narine
Batsmen: Venkatesh Iyer, Aiden Markram, Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Bowler: Varun Chakravarthy, Umran Malik, Marco Jansen
All Rounders: Andre Russell, Aiden Markram, Shardul Thakur
Fantasy Tips For KKR vs SRH
- With KKR having good spinners, it will be crucial to add some top-order batters.
- Eden Gardens seem to turn during the middle so load in with some spinners.
- The hitters at the end like Russell and Heinrich Klassen could come in handy.
- SRH pacers are bound to have more impact compared to KKR pace bowlers.
Predicted Playing XI (KKR vs SRH)
KKR: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Narayan Jagdeeshan, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (C), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy
SRH: Harry Brook, Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram (C), Rahul Tripathi, Heinrich Klassen, Washington Sundar, Marco Jansen, Mayank Markande, Bhuvneswar Kumar, Umran Malik, T Natarajan