Date: April 14, 2023
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
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The 19th match of the Indian Premier League 2023 will involve Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad taking on each other at the Eden Gardens on April 14. KKR are looking a very confident side at this time because they have been able to find two victories against Bangalore and Gujarat teams from tricky situations. On the other hand, SRH were successful in defeating the Punjab team at home in a convincing fashion with top performances from batters and bowlers alike. That’s why, Kolkata and Hyderabad are sure to deliver exciting cricket filled with lots of runs in their upcoming fixture.
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Eden Gardens pitches are generally very good for batting because they provide decent pace and bounce for the batters to play through the line of the ball. In the previous IPL match at the venue, KKR scored 204 total in the first innings even after being 89/5 in the 12th over. Therefore, you expect a sub 180 total when Kolkata and Hyderabad clash at this venue on April 14.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders batting line-up possesses incredible power hitting depth with their left-handed trio of Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, and Rinku Singh finding form at the same time. The five consecutive sixes from Rinku Singh against Yash Dayal of GT to win the match from a hopeless situation showcased how quickly KKR batters can turn the tables on opposition. Andre Russell and Sunil Narine can also be very destructive with the bat even though they haven’t played to their potential in IPL 2023 so far. The fast bowlers of Kolkata have been steady but the spin trio of Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy, and the prodigy Suyash Sharma have put the entire tournament on notice with their incredible wicket taking ability.
SportsTiger Playing XI of KKR
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 captain Aiden Markram and Rahul Tripathi played a very good innings in the previous match against PBKS to help their team achieve the first win of the IPL 2023 campaign. The form of Harry Brook has been a cause of concern for SRH management as they have shifted him in the batting order to open after starting him in the middle order. But he is a quality player who is expected to perform big for Hyderabad sooner rather than later. In the bowling department, Mayank Markande finding form for SRH on his debut with a 4-wicket haul has been a massive plus alongside the return of Marco Jansen to the scheme of things.
SportsTiger Playing XI of SRH
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)
Kolkata Knight Riders will have the edge over Sunrisers Hyderabad as they are going to play against them at home. But with SRH finding form at the right time, KKR can’t take them lightly in front of their fans.
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