Having recorded two back- to- back triumphs, a spirited Kolkata Knight Riders will look forward to securing its third consecutive palm when it meets Sunrisers Hyderabad in a home Indian Premier League match at the Eden auditoriums on Friday.
After scoring 200- plus doubly on total, KKR has gathered some instigation. It’ll anticipate Rinku Singh, who incredibly hit five successive sixes in the last over to deflate defending champion Gujarat elephants in Ahmedabad, to showcase his fireworks in another memorable palm and entertain an buoyant Eden auditoriums, which has formerly seen a run feast in the first match.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Venkatesh Iyer and captain Nitish Rana will be the other crucial batters for KKR. The vacuity of Bangladeshi wicketkeeper- batter Litton Das widens KKR’s options.
The host will want its pace battery, including Umesh Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee and all- rounder Shardul Thakur, to live up to its billing and its baits, including Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy and swish novitiate Suyash Sharma, to display their magic again.
Despite its not- so- emotional head-to- head record against the host (KKR 6 triumphs, 2 SRH) at the Eden, SRH will be confident after securing its first palm against Punjab lords.
Its top run- getter Rahul Tripathi will need further support from fellow batters similar as Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Abdul Samad, Harry Brook and Heinrich Klaasen.
SRH’s known each- rounders, including Abhishek Sharma, Marco Jansen and Washington Sundar, and able bowlers, including Mayank Markande, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik and Adil Rashid, will be keen to raise their game and check KKR’s progress.
KKR presently sits at the third position in the IPL 2023 points table with two triumphs in three matches and will aim for yet another palm when they meet SRH on April 14. At the same time, Hyderabad are on the ninth spot with just one palm in three games and will look to move up in the points census by defeating Kolkata.
The track at the Eden Gardens generally favours the batters but will also give some backing to baits. The dew factor will play a part in the game as well, and the platoon fur second will have an advantage over the platoon fur first. Overall, a high- scoring match is anticipated to take place at the venue. Know More Latest IPL News…
Kolkata Knight Riders: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Narayan Jagadeesan, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Mayank Agarwal, Rahul Tripathi, Harry Brook, Aiden Markram (c), Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Washington Sundar, Marco Jansen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mayank Markande, Umran Malik, T Natarajan