Chennai: The third match of IPL Season 14 will be played from 7:30 p.m. today between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Both teams have big hitters, who will see the rain of four and six.
The strength of the knights of Kolkata
Kolkata Knight Riders has an excellent first-rate batsman in the form of Shubman Gill, who is able to score quick runs while he has good Indian batsmen in the form of Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana and veteran Dinesh Karthik. Kolkata Knight Riders also has Captain Eoin Morgan, who can take out any type of bowler, while a big hitter like Andre Russell can become a big threat to any team’s bowling.
Andre Russell did not perform well last season. Andre Russell has scored an average of 13 in 9 innings. He couldn’t be a winner in any game and the dependence on this Jamaican player was costly for KKR. Another player from the West Indies, Sunil Narine, was also unable to march in the United Arab Emirates. KKR now has a good option in place of Shakib Al Hasan in their place. Chepauk’s slow throw will also keep an eye on 40-year-old Harbhajan Singh. KKR also has a mysterious spinner in the form of Varun Chakraborty.
Sunrisers Force Hyderabad
Speaking of Sunrisers Hyderabad, the return of Bhuvneshwar Kumar made it stronger. Bhuvneshwar Kumar had only made four appearances last time due to a hip injury. Bhuvneshwar made a big comeback for India in the limited series against England. Together with Yorker specialist T Natarajan, he will take charge of the bowling’s fast attack. The Sunrisers also have Afghan spinner Rashid Khan and in such a situation his attack seems very balanced. The real strength of the Sunrisers is their first pair David Warner and Johnny Bairstow. The sunrisers have Kane Williamson and Manish Pandey in middle order.
The teams are as follows:
Kolkata Knight Cavaliers: Eoin Morgan (Captain), Dinesh Karthik, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Tim Seifert, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Naren, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Lockie Ferguson, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagerkoti, Sandeep Warrier, Famous Krishna, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakraborty, Shakib Al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Harbhajan Singh, Karun Nair, Ben Cutting, Venkatesh Iyer and Pawan Negi.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (Captain), Kane Williamson, Virat Singh, Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Wriddhiman Saha, Johnny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Srivats Goswami, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Kedar Jadhav, J Suchit, Jason Holder, Abhishekma, Abdul Samad, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, T. Natarajan, Sandeep Sharma, Khalil Ahmed, Siddharth Kaul, Basil Thampi, Shahbaz Nadeem and Mujib ur Rehman.