Printed on: Apr 11, 2021
Sunrisers Hyderabad will tackle Kolkata Knight Riders within the third match of Indian Premier League 2021 (IPL 2021) on the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on Sunday. SRH have been a extremely constant facet within the IPL. They made it to the playoffs final seasons as properly, earlier than happening to Delhi Capitals within the second qualifier.
KKR, then again, missed out narrowly on account of an inferior run charge. They completed equal on factors with SRH and RCB however their inconsistency value them. Whereas SRH can be led by the dependable David Warner, KKR’s reins is within the palms of Eoin Morgan, who took over the management duties from a struggling Dinesh Karthik final season
SRH have a powerful top-order with Warner at all times among the many runs. Jonny Bairtstow had a blended run final yr, after which Wriddhiman Saha got here in and did properly on the prime of the order. Kane Williamson has been spectacular most instances he has walked out to the center to bat.
It’s the middle-order that has been an space of concern for SRH. Manish Pandey had an inconsistent season final yr. The likes of Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma and Priyam Garg are nonetheless studying. SRH should strategize a method to get runs out of the middle-order.
SRH are sturdy within the bowling division. The tempo assault has Workforce India heroes Bhuvneswar Kumar and T Natarajan whereas Sandeep Sharma has been constant along with his performances as properly. Jason Holder is a high quality all-rounder within the group whereas Rashid Khan is a spin sensation.
Taking a look at KKR, they should discover a sense of steadiness and consistency. Final yr, they by no means actually bought into any type of rhythm. Shubman Gill did properly with the bat on the prime of the order however he should work on bettering his strike charge.
Nitish Rana, skipper Eoin Morgan and Dinesh Karthik might want to ship with the bat. KKR would additionally hope that Sunil Narine can contribute as an all-rounder as he was doing a couple of seasons again. Then there may be in fact Andre Russell, who’s a match-winner on his day.
The bowling division can be led by Pat Cummins and backed by the spectacular Indian duo of Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Shivam Mavi. Within the spin division, KKR would need Varun Chakravarthy to weave his magic once more. Veteran Harbhajan Singh and Pawan Negi are the opposite choices within the sluggish bowling division.
SRH: David Warner, Wriddhiman Saha, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Sandeep Sharma
KKR: Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Eoin Morgan (Captain), Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Sunil Narine, Pawan Negi, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy
–Renin Wilben Albert