KKR vs SRH, IPL 2023 Match Tomorrow: After Rinku Singh’s stormy innings, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will face Sunrisers Hyderabad on Friday, their eyes will register their third consecutive win in the current season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Will stick to doing.
Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad are expected to clash at the Eden Gardens on Thursday at 7.30 PM. After facing defeat to Punjab Kings in Mohali in their first match of this season, KKR found two new heroes who took them to victory in the next two matches. Earlier, against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Shardul Thakur showed amazing with his bat and played a key role in giving KKR an 81-run victory by playing a stormy inning of 68 runs in 29 balls. After this, Rinku Singh gave his team an unexpected victory by hitting sixes in the last five balls against Gujarat Titans. In this way, KKR are eyeing to complete the hat-trick of victory.
The absence of regular skipper Shreyas Iyer and star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been hurting KKR but they have suddenly emerged as a stronger team. KKR’s star all-rounder Andre Russell and skipper Nitish Rana did not contribute much in both the victories and now the team management will try to ensure that it did not get this victory by chance. Russell had scored 35 off 19 balls in the first match against Punjab, but could only score zero and one in the next two matches. This aggressive Jamaican batsman will now be eager to play big innings. KKR has tried different opening pairs in all the three matches so far and there is a possibility of change again. England opener Jason Roy could replace Rahmanullah Gurbaz of Afghanistan in the playing XI.
Where does SRH stand?
As for Sunrisers, the Aiden Markram-led side looks strong on paper with the likes of Harry Brook, Mayank Agarwal and Heinrich Klaasen in the mix. Sunrisers have a number of limited-overs specialist players but they have failed to make an impact in the first two matches. Sunrisers defeated Punjab by eight wickets in the last match on the basis of Rahul Tripathi’s unbeaten 74-run innings. Enthused by this victory, the Sunrisers team coached by Brian Lara will be on the field to give a tough fight to KKR. Tripathi can again play a key role in the middle overs while Sunrisers will also look for good contributions from Brook and Klaasen. Sunrisers have two useful spinners in Washington Sundar and Mayank Markande. Apart from this, he has fast bowlers like Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Marco Jansson, so that he can present a tough challenge to KKR. KKR are currently third in the points table and a win in this match can take them to the top.
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad: Nitish Rana (Captain), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakraborty, Anukul Roy, Rinku Singh, N. Jagdeesan, Vaibhav Arora, Suyash Sharma, David Wiese, Kulwant Khejroliya, Liton Das, Mandeep Singh and Jason Roy.
Sunrisers Hyderabad squad: Aiden Markram (c), Abdul Samad, Rahul Tripathi, Glenn Phillips, Abhishek Sharma, Marco Janson, Washington Sundar, Fazalhaq Farooqui, Karthik Tyagi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Umran Malik, Harry Brook, Mayank Agarwal, Heinrich Klaasen, Adil Rashid, Mayank Markandey, Vivrant Sharma, Samarth Vyas, Sanveer Singh, Upendra Yadav, Mayank Dagar, Nitish Kumar Reddy, Akil Hussain and Anmolpreet Singh.