Match prediction: KKR to win
Toss prediction: KKR to win the toss and bowl first
Only one name on everybody’s mind and rightfully so….what other people dream of is Rinku Singh’s reality but will that be enough for the Kolkata Knight Riders as they take on Sunriseres Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League 2023?
- Sunday, April 14th, 19:30 IST
- Eden Garden’s, Kolkata
- 1 KKR vs SRH match preview
- 2 KKR vs SRH Dream11 prediction
- 3 Match prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders to win
KKR vs SRH match preview
Kolkata Knight Riders
In what was arguably one of the best finishes to any game, let alone the Indian Premier League, Kolkata Knight Riders find themselves in the top half of the points table as they take on SRH. Amongst the injuries and selection concerns, they seem to have found a stable starting 11 who might still not be functioning the best as a team but are managing to pick up wins with different squad members pulling a rabbit out of the bag. Playing at home, they will want to continue their winning streak.
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 12, 2023
Probable IX: Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), N Jagadeesan, Nitish Rana(c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Suyash Sharma, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy
After an incredibly poor start to this edition of the Indian Premier League, Sunrisers Hyderabad has finally got their campaign on track as they emerged victorious against the highflying Punjab Kings. With bowling still being their strongest suit, they will want the batsmen to contribute if they want to go far in the tournament. They will take a lot of confidence from the last game and hope to come out with a win against the Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens.
Probable IX: Mayank Agarwal, Harry Brook, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram(c), Heinrich Klaasen(w), Washington Sundar, Marco Jansen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mayank Markande, Umran Malik, T Natarajan
Pitch and expected weather conditions
The Eden Gardens played extremely well in the first game against the Royal Challengers Bangalore. The pitch will be an extremely good batting track, but will traditionally have something for the spinners as well. With dew likely to be a factor in the second innings, the toss will be extremely crucial.
It will be extremely humid, as it is an evening game it will get cooler as the match goes along.
KKR vs SRH Dream11 prediction
Dream11 prediction for this match:
- Wicket-keeper(s): Rahmanullah Gurbaz,
- Batter(s): Mayank Agarwal, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Rinku Singh
- All-rounder(s): Andre Russel, Washington Sunder,
- Bowler(s): Shardul Thakur, T Natrajan, Varun Chakaravarthy, Sunil Narine
- Recommended captain: Sunil Narine
- Recommended vice-captain: Nitesh Rana
In the likely scenario of Kolkata Knight Riders bowling first, Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarty will definitely trouble the SRH batsmen. Capable to bowl in the powerplay too, they will be a good match-up against the struggling SRH batting lineup.
Mayank Agarwal and Rahul Tripathi will have a lot of responsibility on their shoulders, as they are good players of spin. Nitesh Rana and Rinku Singh will too have important roles, in the second half of the innings for KKR.
We would recommend having Suniel Narine as your Captain, as he is in brilliant form and knows how to exploit this Eden Gardens pitch, better than anyone. Nitesh Rana is due for a big knock, and with a good time out in the middle from the last game, he will want to capitalize on this momentum, hence we think he should be your Vice Captain.
A blockbuster Friday release featuring Rahul at Eden Gardens 🥳🤩
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 12, 2023
Match prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders to win
Kolkata Knight Riders have looked down and out in each game, but have managed to win the last 2 in spectacular fashion. Saying that, they are back at the gardens which is their fortress and it will be extremely difficult for any team to beat the there this season.
Toss prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders to win the toss and bowl first.
With a possibility of dew, and the pitch being traditionally good for the spinner Kolkata Knight Riders will win the toss and decide to bowl first. They will want to chase down the target set for them, and with the lower-order batsmen in form, they will be extremely confident doing so.
Man of the match prediction: Suniel Naraine
Suniel Naraine has always been the clutch bowler for the Kolkata Knight Riders, but he has rolled back the years and been in top form this season. In contention for the purple cap as well, it seems like he will fight for it throughout the season.
Kolkata Knight Riders are placed at 1.80 and Sunrisers Hyderabad at 1.95. Kolkata Knight Riders are the obvious favourites as they play the game at home and also are coming off a 2 match winning streak.