Battered Sunrisers Hyderabad will take on inconsistent Kolkata Knight Riders on Saturday (May 14) at MCA Stadium in Pune. Hyderabad failed to capitalize on its winning momentum, which they maintained in the early days of the tournament, and came back on the next match on the back of 4 losses on the trot. Hyderabad has been slipped to the sixth position in the points table with ten points, and they need to win all the remaining three games to keep their hopes alive in the tournament.
Meanwhile, KKR is on the brink of elimination with 10 points in 12 games. Shreyas Iyer-led side has been inconsistent throughout the league, and constant changes in the squad are one of the probable reasons for that. The runner-up of the previous season lost seven of their 12 games. However, a thrilling win in the last match against Mumbai Indians will bolster their confidence, and they would look to end on a high note.
KKR will come to this game without Pat Cummins, as Tim Southee will have a lot of responsibilities on his shoulder. The team will hope Umesh Yadav to recover from his calf muscle, due to which he missed his previous game. Yadav is the leading wicket-taker for his side, and KKR will desperately seek his services.
On the other hand, Umran Malik's out-of-form has hurt his side most in recent games as the speedster has lacked too many runs. While Sundar had injured his bowling hand again, death over specialist Natarajan had picked up a niggle. But coach Tom Moody was hopeful of the duo's return against KKR. Hyderabad has immensely lacked match-winning knocks from Kane Williamson in terms of batting.
At the same time, Abhishek Sharma has provided a solid start on occasions but has not been able to anchor the innings. Rahul Tripathi, Nicholas Pooran and Aiden Markram have performed well in the league, but the lack of support from bowlers has hurt the side most. Both sides will be desperate to have the last laugh, and the clash will surely be a close thriller. Let's take a look at when and where to watch the game.
When will the match between KKR and SRH be played?
The match between both sides will take place on May 14, 2022, at 7:30 PM IST.
Where will the match take place?
The match will be held at MCA Stadium in Pune.
Where can one watch the match?
Star Sports will live telecast the IPL 2022 SRH vs KKR match. Star Sports 1/1HD/1 Hindi/1HD Hindi will be the different channels where one can watch the broadcast.
Where can one live stream the match?
Disney+Hotstar will live stream the matches on its app & website.
Where to tune in for Ball-by-Ball updates?
One can visit www.sportstiger.com for live ball-by-ball updates. He/She can also download the SportsTiger App, available on Google Play Store & Apple App Store.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Last playing XI: Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Pat Cummins, Tim Southee, Varun Chakravarthy
Bench: Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Nabi, Sam Billings, Chamika Karunaratne, Pratham Singh, Abhijeet Tomar, Aman Hakim Khan, Ashok Sharma, Ramesh Kumar, Baba Indrajith, Aaron Finch, Anukul Roy, Harshit Rana, Shivam Mavi
Last playing XI: Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shashank Singh, Jagadeesha Suchith, Kartik Tyagi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Umran Malik
Bench: T Natarajan, Washington Sundar, Marco Jansen, Vishnu Vinod, Priyam Garg, Romario Shepherd, Abdul Samad, Sushant Mishra, Glenn Phillips, Ravikumar Samarth, Shreyas Gopal, Sean Abbott