Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will face Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Round 19 of the Indian Premier League 2023 on Thursday (April 13) at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. The Knight Riders entered this game after a shock defeat to the defending champions, the Gujarat Titans, in their previous game. Rinku Singh hit five sixs in a row to guide the team to its goal of 205 points and win the man of the game award. Knight Riders have won two of their three games so far and are third on the scoreboard.
The Sunisers lost their opening two games and took their first win of the season in the previous game against the Punjab Kings. The Kings posted a total of 143 runs for losing 9 shots in 20 rounds when they first entered the game. The Sunrisers hit that goal in 17.1 rounds with eight racquets in hand. Rahul Tripathi played with scorer 74 making 48 serves, while Mayank Markande played a key role with the ball.
Knight Knights of Kolkata
RK Singh, N Rana (C), AD Russell, SP Narine, Rahmanullah Gurbanz (wk), Narayan Jagadeesan, Shardul Thakur, UT Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Suyash Sharma, LH Ferguson
Mandeep Singh, Tim Southee, AS Roy, VR Iyer, D Wiese, Vaibhav Arora, S Iyer, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, H Rana, K Khejroliya, JJ Roy
Mayank Agarwal, RA Tripathi, HC Brook, AK Markram (C), Abhishek Sharma, M Jansen, H Klaasen (wk), Umran Malik, B Kumar, T Natarajan, M Markande
Washington Sundar, Glenn Phillips, AU Rashid, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Abdul Samad, UD Yadav, Living Sharma, MJ Dagar, K Nitish Kumar Reddy, SB Vyas, Anmolpreet Singh, Sanvir Singh, AJ Hosein, Kartik Tyagi
This will be the second home game for the Knight Riders this season. In the first match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, KKR made a total of 204 runs and then delivered an amazing bowling performance. The pitch will likely provide a lot of support to the players in this game. The team that wins the coin toss will enjoy bowling more.