KKR vs SRH Match Preview: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will take on each other in the 49th match of IPL 2021 on Sunday. Kane Williamson and Co. are currently languishing at the bottom of the points table with only 2 wins in 11 matches. They are out of the race for the playoffs but would look to end on a high. SRH lost their last game against Chennai Super Kings by 6 wickets.
On the other hand, Kolkata is in 4th position on the table. They have won 5 matches out of 12 this season but still are in contention for the playoffs. They are coming into the encounter on the back of a five-wicket defeat at the hands of Punjab Kings. However, another defeat from here could end all their hopes of making the playoffs.
Ahead of a high-octane clash between KKR and SRH, here’s a look at some stats which matter:
1. Kolkata and Hyderabad have squared up against each other on 20 occasions. Kolkata Knight Riders have beaten SRH on 13 occasions, while SRH had the wood over KKR on 7 occasions.
2. The last time when both these two teams met each other, Kolkata Knight Riders won the game by 10 runs.
3. David Warner has scored the most runs against KKR. He has 619 runs to his name against KKR.
4. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has taken 20 wickets against KKR, the most by any bowler for SRH.
5. Kuldeep Yadav and Sunil Narine has picked 10 wickets each for KKR against SRH.
6. The last time when both these two teams played against each other, Manish Pandey and Jonny Bairstow scored respective half-centuries, while Rashid Khan and Nabi picked two wickets each. For KKR, Nitish Rana top-scored, scoring 80 off 56 balls and Tripathi scored 53 off 29 balls.
Match No.: 49
Teams: SunRisers Hyderabad & Kolkata Knight Riders
Match Date & Day: October 3, Sunday
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Timing: 7:30 PM
Where to watch (TV): Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 Hindi (Also available in HD, along with regional languages)
Where to watch (Online): Disney+ Hotstar
KKR vs SRH IPL 2021 Full Squads
Kolkata Knight Riders: Venkatesh Iyer, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Tim Seifert, Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi, Tim Southee, Varun Chakravarthy, Vaibhav Arora, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Rinku Singh, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna, Andre Russell, Sandeep Warrier, Sheldon Jackson, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Pawan Negi, Karun Nair, Ben Cutting, Shakib Al Hasan, Harbhajan Singh
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Jason Roy, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Kane Williamson(c), Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma, Shreevats Goswami, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Mohammad Nabi, Shahbaz Nadeem, Virat Singh, Basil Thampi, Jagadeesha Suchith, Khaleel Ahmed, David Warner, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Umran Malik
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