KKR vs SRH Match Preview: The 49th match of IPL 2021 will be played between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday. Kolkata Knight Riders lost their last game against Punjab Kings by 5 wickets.
They have dented their hopes of reaching the playoffs with that defeat. KKR currently sits at fourth on the table with 5 wins in 12 matches. Their chances of making it into the qualifiers are hanging by a thread. They have to win their remaining two matches to give themselves a chance of reaching the top four.
Kolkata Knight Riders, once again, made a great start to their innings but failed to finish it on a high. In-form batsmen, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi and Venkatesh Iyer all made significant contributions but lack of runs in the death overs restricted KKR to 165 runs in the first innings. Eoin Morgan suffered another low score, while Andre Russell didn’t play due to injury.
KKR played with only bowlers including Iyer and it had a toll on their bowling performance in the second innings. Punjab, as a result, chased down the score in 19.3 over with KL Rahul top-scoring at 67 off 55 balls.
Facing them are Sunrisers Hyderabad, who are coming into the game on the back of a 6-wicket loss against CSK. They are languishing at the bottom of the table, having secured only 2 wins in 11 matches.
Their two best bets in the batting department, Kane Williamson and Jason Roy got out cheaply in the last game and due to that, Sunrisers Hyderabad only managed to score 134 runs in the first innings. Chennai Super Kings chased down the total quite comfortably in 19.4 overs.
Head to Head
Total – 20
Kolkata Knight Riders won – 13
SunRisers Hyderabad – 7
No result – 0
KKR vs SRH Match Details
Match No.: 48
Teams: Kolkata Knight Riders & SunRisers
Match Date & Day: October 3, Sunday
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Timing: 7:30 PM
Broadcasting & Streaming details
The match and the entire IPL 2021 will be live telecasted by Star Sports in India with Hindi commentary, while it will be telecasted live on Star Sports 1 HD/SD with English commentary. Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD will also telecast the matches. Viewers can also watch the games on Disney+Hotstar VIP, which will live stream all the matches in six regional languages apart from Hindi and English.
KKR vs SRH Probabale XI
KKR: Venkatesh Iyer, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (C), Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Tim Seifert, Tim Southee, Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi
SRH: Jason Roy, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Kane Williamson (C), Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma
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