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IPL 2019: SRH's strongest playing XI for their first game against KKR

Shreyas
ANALYST
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17 Mar 2019, 17:37 IST

All-rounders: Vijay Shankar and Rashid Khan

Rashid Khan is strong even with the bat
Rashid Khan is strong even with the bat

The SRH all-rounders will be the ones to watch out for in this match as they could determine the way the match pans out.

Vijay Shankar was one of the players that SRH acquired after the trade with Delhi. The all-rounder will be full of confidence after making a strong bid for a WC spot out of nowhere; he will look to continue his run of good performances. Shankar will mostly bat at No. 4 after Manish Pandey, and try and take his team to a good total.

Rashid Khan has improved and worked on his batting, and can be considered a bowling all-rounder now. He played a few good cameos in the Big Bash League and made a lot of runs for his national side in the ODIs against Ireland.

With Bhuvneshwar Kumar a handy bat too, SRH will be tempted to play an extra bowler and trust Rashid to hold one end when SRH are in trouble. He will surely be at his menacing best with the ball at a Kolkata pitch which is made for wrist spinners.

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