Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the 19th game of the IPL 2023 on Thursday (April 13) at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The Knight Riders are coming into this game after giving a shocker of defeat to the defending champions, Gujarat Titans, in their previous game. Rinku Singh hit five consecutive sixes to guide the team to a target of 205 runs and won the Player of the Match award. The Knight Riders have won two out of three games so far and are placed in the third position in the points table.
Sunisers lost their opening two games and achieved their first victory of the season in their previous outing against the Punjab Kings. The Kings posted a total of 143 runs for the loss of nine wickets in 20 overs while batting first. Sunrisers chased this target in 17.1 overs with eight wickets in hand. Rahul Tripathi starred with the bat as he scored 74 runs off 48 deliveries, while Mayank Markande played a key role with the ball.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Match 19
Indian Premier League, 14 Apr 2023, Fri, 7:30 PM IST, Kolkata
Starts In: 00d 02h 11m 38s
PROBABLE PLAYING XI
Kolkata Knight Riders
RK Singh, N Rana(C), AD Russell, SP Narine, Rahmanullah Gurbaz(wk), Narayan Jagadeesan, Shardul Thakur, UT Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Suyash Sharma, LH Ferguson
BENCH : Mandeep Singh, Tim Southee, AS Roy, VR Iyer, D Wiese, Vaibhav Arora, S Iyer, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, H Rana, K Khejroliya, JJ Roy
Mayank Agarwal, RA Tripathi, HC Brook, AK Markram(C), Washington Sundar, M Jansen, H Klaasen(wk), Umran Malik, B Kumar, T Natarajan, M Markande
BENCH : Abhishek Sharma, Glenn Phillips, AU Rashid, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Abdul Samad, UD Yadav, Vivrant Sharma, MJ Dagar, K Nitish Kumar Reddy, SB Vyas, Anmolpreet Singh, Sanvir Singh, AJ Hosein, Kartik Tyagi
INJURY AND AVAILABILITY NEWS
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Kolkata Knight Riders
AVG 1ST INNING SCORE
It will be the second home game for the Knight Riders this season. In the first game against the Royal Challengers Bangalore, KKR posted a total of 204 runs and then delivered a sensational bowling performance. The pitch will likely provide a lot of support to the batters in this game. The team winning the toss will prefer to bowl.
Sunil Narine KKR | ALL
He is the leading wicket-taker for the Knight Riders and has taken a total of six wickets in three games at an average of 14.83, an economy of 7.41, and a strike rate of 12.
Venkatesh Iyer KKR | ALL
He played a key role for the Knight Riders with the bat as he scored 83 runs off 40 deliveries and was involved in a 100-run stand for the third wicket, along with Nitish Rana. Iyer has so far made 120 runs in three games at a strike rate of 160.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz KKR | WK
The Afghani wicketkeeper-batter scored a half-century in his first outing at the Eden Gardens against the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Gurbaz made 57 runs off 44 deliveries in that game.
AVOID HAVING THESE PLAYERS IN YOUR FANTASY SPORTS TEAM
SRH | BAT
The right-handed batter has failed to justify his price tag so far and has managed just 29 runs in three games.
KKR | WK
He made his KKR debut in the last game and could make only six runs
Teams will be updated after Toss
Last Updated On – Apr 14 2023 5:15
BATTER N Rana
Team: Kolkata Knight RidersTeam: Sunrisers Hyderabad
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