Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 3rd T20 Match Prediction 11 Apr 2021

Indian Premier League 2021

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 3rd T20 Match Prediction

2021-04-12

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, India

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, India
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, India

Sunrisers Hyderabad

8.85 177/5 in 20.0
9.35 187/6 in 20.0

Kolkata Knight Riders

8.85 177/5 in 20.0
9.35 187/6 in 20.0 Cricbettingbuzz
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, India
Cricbettingbuzz Toss Winner - Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and chose to bowl first
Cricbettingbuzz Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 10 runs

SRH vs KKR Prediction

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Sunrisers Hyderabad eyes strong start against Kolkata Knight Riders

  • Last year, Sunrisers Hyderabad lost to Delhi Capitals in the Qualifier 2 game played at Abu Dhabi.
  • Captain David Warner and leg-spinner Rashid Khan were standout performers for Hyderabad in the previous edition.
  • Eoin Morgan, Shubnam Gill and Varun Chakravarthy were consistent performers for Kolkata Knight Riders in last year’s competition.

Expect Sunrisers Hyderabad to beat Kolkata Knight Riders and register their first win of the season.

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Match Preview

Sunrisers Hyderabad will be looking to start their campaign on a winning note when they take on Kolkata Knight Riders in the 3rd match of the 2021 Indian Premier League at M.A Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Sunday.

2016 IPL Champions will be keen to go the distance in this year’s tournament and win their second trophy. Captain David Warner will be hoping that the side can produce a decent show with bat and ball.

On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders will be looking to turn their fortunes around this season. Two-time IPL Champions failed to qualify for the playoffs of the competition in the previous edition of the league staged in the UAE.

Both teams have competed in 19 matches in the history of the Indian Premier League where Kolkata Knight Riders have an upper hand with 12 wins compared to Sunrisers Hyderabad’s seven victories.

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Teams Preview

Sunrisers Hyderabad

For Sunrisers, the important thing will be to assess the pitch conditions at Chennai and select their best combination for the opening clash.

Hyderabad signed all-rounder Kedhar Jadhav and Afghanistan’s Mujeeb Ur Rahman to strengthen their squad for the coming edition of the league.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on the opening pair of David Warner and Jonny Bairstow to get them off to a flying start. Kane Williamson is another bankable performer for Hyderabad for this season.

Last year, Captain David Warner finished the competition as leading run-scorer for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Pugnacious opener accumulated 548 runs in 16 innings at an average of 39.14 with four half-centuries to his name.

Besides Warner, Bairstow showed excellent form for England in the ODI and T20I series played against England. He certainly enjoys batting in these conditions and will be looking to make an impact in this opening encounter.

Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi, Kedhar Jadhav will make up the middle-order for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Wriddhiman Saha will be designated wicket-keeper for this opening contest.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Sandeep Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and T Natarajan to pick up wickets with the new-ball. Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi will be two spinners for this game.

Sunrisers Hyderabad Actual Playing XI:

T Natarajan, Mohammad Nabi, Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, S Sharma, Vijay Shankar, WP Saha, David Warner

Sunrisers Hyderabad Predicted Playing XI

David Warner (captain), Wriddhiman Saha, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Vijay Shankar/Kedar Jadhav, Jason Holder/Mohammad Nabi, Abdul Samad, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Kolkata Knight Riders

For the 14th edition of the league, Kolkata Knight Riders have signed spinner Harbhajan Singh, all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, batting duo of Karun Nair and Gurkeerat Singh to bolster their batting and bowling resources.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Shubnam Gill, Eoin Morgan and Nitish Rana to deliver notable scores in this contest.

Last year, rookie opener Shubnam Gill had an excellent outing with the bat for Kolkata. In 14 matches, Gill accumulated 440 runs at an average of 33.84 with three half-centuries.

Besides Gill, the likes of Eoin Morgan, Sunil Narine and Andre Russell have delivered match-winning performances for Kolkata in the past.

In the bowling department, the side might be relying on the spin trio of Sunil Narine, Harbhajan Singh and Shakib Al Hasan to pick up wickets in the middle-overs of the innings. Prasidh Krishna might be lone seamer for this game.

Kolkata Knight Riders Actual Playing XI:

Shubman Gill, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna, Pat Cummins, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Harbhajan Singh, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Shakib Al Hasan, RA Tripathi

Kolkata Knight Riders Predicted Playing XI

Possible XI: Eoin Morgan (captain), Shubnam Gill, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik, Gurkeerat Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Shakib Al Hasan.

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds

With hot and humid weather, the surface might be on the slower side and assist the spinners.

Venue Details

M.A Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai will host the 3rd IPL game between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders. In the previous four meetings between two teams, Kolkata Knight Riders have come out on top on three occasions.

Toss Prediction

With hot and humid weather, the surface might be on the slower side and assist the spinners.

Winning Prediction

After analyzing both the squads, Sunrisers Hyderabad will be favorites to win their opening game against Kolkata Knight Riders.

With likes of Jonny Bairstow, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammad Nabi showing excellent form this year, the side will be looking to dominate the proceedings in this contest.

On the other hand, Kolkata will need to get their combination right in order to put up a strong fight against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Expect Sunrisers Hyderabad to beat Kolkata Knight Riders and register their first win of the season.

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