Date: April 14, 2023
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
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Kolkata Knight Riders are set to take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in their second home matchup of the Indian Premier League 2023 season at Eden Gardens. KKR will arrive for this fixture on the back of two massive wins against much fancied RCB and GT sides. Meanwhile, SRH won their first encounter of this IPL campaign against PBKS at home in Hyderabad. With two teams finding some form in both batting and bowling departments, you are sure to expect a close encounter between KKR and SRH in the city of joy.
Also Read: KKR vs SRH Live Score | IPL 2023 Live Score | IPL 2023 Points Table
Kolkata Knight Riders has a very powerful batting lineup including the likes of Venkatesh Iyer and the captain Nitish Rana, who showcased their six hitting prowess against a quality GT bowling attack and scored a 100-run stand in no time. But the show stealer of the same matchup in Ahmedabad was none other than Rinku Singh, who smashed 5 consecutive sixes off Yash Dayal to hand KKR a very unlikely win. Even though Andre Russell has yet to find his batting form, Kolkata are looking very competent with the bat as a unit. In the bowling department, the spin trio of Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy, and the youngster Suyash Sharma have been taking wickets in clumps for KKR.
Sunrisers Hyderabad batting unit found its mojo in their previous match at home against PBKS as their captain Aiden Markram and Rahul Tripathi shared a 100-run unbeaten stand to achieve victory. The English international Harry Brook and Mayank Agarwal are struggling to score runs quickly for Hyderabad in the early stages of the IPL 2023, but they are expected to come good very soon as their quality with the bat is undeniable. The return of Marco Jansen from South Africa has rejuvenated the bowling attack of SRH. But the most pleasing surprise of their previous match was the 4-wicket haul of Mayank Markande on his SRH debut.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Narayan Jagadeeshan, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Varun Chakravarthy (Potential Impact Substitute - Suyash Sharma for Venkatesh Iyer)
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Harry Brook, Mayank Agarwal, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram (c), Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Marco Jansen, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mayank Markande, Umran Malik, T Natarajan (Potential Impact Substitute - Abdul Samad for T Natarajan)
Wicketkeepers: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Heinrich Klaasen
Batters: Nitish Rana, Harry Brook, Rahul Tripathi, Mayank Agarwal
All-Rounders: Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Aiden Markram, Washington Sundar
Bowlers: Varun Chakravarthy, Mayank Markande, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
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