The ninth-placed Sunrisers Hyderabad is up against Kolkata Knight Riders again at match 47 of this IPL. Both SRH and KKR are urged to pick the two points. It will help them reconstruct the path towards the top four. KKR got defeated by GT in a dominating manner, and it would have surely caused damage to their confidence. Even though their batters were able to do well throughout the tournament, it wasn’t enough for them to make an impact. On the other side, SRH has managed to win a game against DC which stays at the lowest of the points table.
Head to Head
Matches played: 24
KKR Won: 14
SRH Won: 9
Time: 7.30 PM IST
Venue : Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Hyderabad
It’s a bit slower wicket compared to other IPL venues. Also, the wicket supports the spinners by providing a turn. Not an easy wicket to bat on.
What to Expect?
A low-scoring game with the domination of spinners can be expected. Batters with excellent spin-playing techniques will make an impact.
Probable Playing XIIs
SRH Possible XII:
Henrich Klaasen(wk), Mayank Agarwal, Harry Brooks, Rahul Tripathi, Abhishek Sharma, Aiden Markram(C), Mayank Dagar, T Natarajan, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik, Mayank Markande
KKR Possible XII:
Narayan Jagadeesan, Jason Roy, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana(C), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Suyash Sharma, Sunil Narine, David Wiese, Vaibhav Arora, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy.
Fantasy Picks for the SRH vs KKR Match
Captain: Abhishek Sharma
Abhishek’s aggression will be something different for KKR to handle. Good player of spin and he has the ability to prove his mettle on this kind of slow wicket.
Vice Captain : Jansen
Even though it will be a slow wicket, the impact he can make is high. Jansen’s bouncers can be tough for the batters to pick. He has been more effective for his side, and these home conditions will fuel it.
Batsmen: Tripathi, A Sharma, Rinku, Mayank
Mayank’s form in this tournament has been worrying. He needs to step up to make it more effective for SRH. On knowing these conditions, he will be prepped to make fruitful contributions.
Tripathi’s flow is what gets stopped of late. Once he found runs with ease, he will be unstoppable. His best is yet to come.
Rinku is the man with a golden bat. Never miss him in this edition of the tournament.
Klaasen’s cameo in the last game made a huge difference. He is on his way to this natural hitting.
All rounders: Markram, Jansen, Russel, Narine
When Markram picks up the responsibility completely, it is a different game of cricket. He is struggling slightly, but he has got the game to shine brighter.
Again Russell and Narine will be the key for KKR—both with the bat and the ball, they do crucial roles.
Bowlers: Natarajan, Chakravarthy
The unsung hero of SRH is Natarajan. His ability to bowl perfect yorkers at the death makes him a deadly package.
Chakravarthy will love bowling on this surface. With the kind of rhythm he is in right now, he will be the best pick.