Kolkata #KKR won by 6 wkts
Sunrisers Hyderabad travel to the iconic Eden Garden Kolkata to face two-time IPL champions, Kolkata Knight Riders today afternoon at 4 PM.
KKR will definitely have home advantage but can they stop the Sun from rising?
Under Warner’s captaincy Sunrises Hyderabad won their maiden IPL title in 2016 and in 2017 he was the leading run getter for his team
Warner will be the most scrutinised player for SRH in IPL 2019 after he was banned for a year over his role in the ball-tampering scandal.
Kane Williamson, who led them to runners-up finish in the Aussie’s absence last season, will continue to captain Sunrisers, a team that is known for its depth and variation in bowling.
In KKR’s camp, skipper Dinesh Karthik will look to make most of the IPL opportunity to get the selectors’ attention.
Taking charge of the team after Gautam Gambhir’s exit, Karthik led KKR to third place finish following their loss to SRH in the second eliminator in IPL 2018.
KKR have roped in Carlos Brathwaite to go along side Andre Russell, Sunil Narine as they would look to reinforce their batting firepower with Chris Lynn.
Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine complemented by the Indian core of Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill and captain, Dinesh Karthik.
While the fourth overseas spot is still up for grabs between Brathwaite and Lockie Ferguson, KKR is well equipped in the spin department with Kuldeep Yadav in fine form as well.
Here are the playing 11 probables of both the teams
SRH playing 11: David Warner, Kane Williamson, Martin Guptill/Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Siddharth Kaul, Billy Stanlake, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
KKR playing 11: Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana