Date: May 4, Thursday
Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
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In the 47th encounter of the Indian Premier League, SunRisers Hyderabad will take on Kolkata Knight Riders at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. With three wins in their account out of the eight fixtures they have played so far, SunRisers sit currently at the bottom second spot of the points table. On the other side, with three wins out of the nine fixtures they have played, Kolkata Knight Riders hang at the eighth spot.
Serving as a home ground to SunRisers Hyderabad for over years now, the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium favours teams batting first in the limited-over cricket. However, in the second innings, the pitch favours medium-pace bowlers and spinners. The surface is dry and challenging, helping the bowlers with bounce and spin. The average first inning score at this pitch is 158 runs.
In their last clash, SunRisers defeated Delhi Capitals for the first time since 2020, ending their three-match losing streak. Abhishek Sharma and Heinrich Klassen were the shining stars of the game, helping them put up a good score. The SRH team can make use of their strong batting line up. Not only this, but the team has also got some excellent bowlers on their side with names like Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik, Jansen, T. Natarajan.
SportsTiger Playing XI of SunRisers Hyderabad:
Harry Brook, Mayank Agarwal, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram (c), Abhishek Sharma, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Marco Jansen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mayank Markande, Umran Malik, T Natarajan
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Having defeated in their last fixture against the reigning champions, Kolkata Knight Riders will take to the field to turn the tables and convert their last defeat to victory. Kolkata has a strong bowling unit with names like Sunil Narine and Venkatesh Iyer, and players like Nitish Rana can also perform well, as he took one wicket in the last clash against the defending champions. In the batting department, names like Russell are a good option; however, the hopes are high from Rahamanullah Gurbaz also as he smashed 81 runs off 39 balls.
SportsTiger Playing XI of Kolkata Knight Riders
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), N Jagadeesan, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, David Wiese, Shardul Thakur, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy
Kolkata Knight Riders will win the upcoming clash against SunRisers Hyderabad to advance in the points table.
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