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IPL 2019, Match 38 - Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders: How the teams could line-up

Sachin Iyer
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469   //    20 Apr 2019, 12:00 IST

KKR's over dependence on Russell might be a problem for them
KKR's over dependence on Russell might be a problem for them

On 21 April, the Sunrisers Hyderabad will take on the Kolkata Knight Riders for the second time in IPL 2019, this time at Hyderabad. SRH have 4 wins from 8 games and are at the 5th position in the IPL points table, while the Knight Riders are at the 6th position of the table with as many wins from 9 matches. 

The Sunrisers will come out to play with better confidence as they were able to defeat the mighty CSK in their last game. But KKR, on the other hand, have got some serious problems to tackle in their bowling department. 

Head-to-head record

These two teams have been pitted against each other 17 times in the past and KKR have emerged victorious in 11 games, while the Hyderabad franchise has managed to win only six times. 

Probable XI – Kolkata Knight Riders

Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Harry Gurney

Players on the bench: Joe Denly, Carlos Brathwaite, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Nikhil Naik, Shrikant Mundhe, Sandeep Warrier, Yarra Prithviraj, KC Cariappa, Matthew Kelly

Player to watch out for – Andre Russell

The mighty West Indian is in the form of his career this IPL. He has scored 377 runs from 9 games at a strike rate of over 200. If he gets going, KKR know that no score is out of reach for them.

Probable XI – Sunrisers Hyderabad

David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Vijay Shankar, Yusuf Pathan, Deepak Hooda, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed.

Players on the bench: Ricky Bhui, Manish Pandey, Shreevats Goswami, Wriddhiman Saha, Martin Guptill, Mohammad Nabi, Siddharth Kaul, Shakib Al Hassan, Basil Thampi, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan, Abhishek Sharma

Player to watch out for – David Warner

The Orange Cap holder is undoubtedly the trump-card for the Sunrisers. With 450 runs from 8 games, he has been superb for them till now.

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