Hyderabad vs Kolkata: The third match of IPL 2021 will be played between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders from 7:30 pm today at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. This is the first match of both the teams in this season, so both will try their best to start their campaign with a win.
Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad have had 19 matches so far in the IPL, out of which the Hyderabad team has won seven matches and lost 12 matches. However, this season the Hyderabad team looks strong with KKR.
His bowling attack has been strengthened by the return of fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar to the Hyderabad team. At the same time, the team already includes bowlers like Rashid Khan, Jason Holder and T. Natarajan. At the same time, the batting and bowling department of Kolkata Knight Riders had struggled in the previous season and it will be a tough challenge for them to overcome the fast and spin attack of Hyderabad.
The wicket at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium is generally suitable for spinners. The opening match of this season was played on this ground, where the team batting later faced a lot of difficulty. Actually, this year the ball is coming on the bat well in the beginning, but as the ball is getting old, the batsmen have to face problems. However, given the effect of dew, the team that wins the toss may decide to bowl first.
Bairstow and Warner will open!
Johnny Bairstow performed brilliantly in the limited over series against India. In such a situation, given his form, he can be included in the playing eleven in this match. He can open the innings with captain David Warner. After this, Manish Pandey at number three and Kane Williamson at number four can bat.
After this Kedar Jadhav, Abdul Samad, and Abhishek Sharma can play. At the same time, Rashid Khan will be the lead spinner. A trio of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma and T Natarajan can be seen in action in the fast Gedambaji department.
Sunrisers Hyderabad’s probable playing eleven- David Warner (captain), Johnny Bairstow (wicketkeeper), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Kedar Jadhav, Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma and T Natarajan.
Gill and naren can open
In this match, the pair of Shubman Gill and Sunil Narine can start the innings. After this Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan and Dinesh Karthik will bat. At the same time, Shakib Al Hasan and Andre Russell can play the role of match finishers. Varun Chakraborty will be the lead spinner. At the same time, Shivam Mavi and the famous Krishna can handle the fast bowling department.
Possible playing XI of Kolkata Knight Riders – Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (captain), Dinesh Karthik (wicketkeeper), Shakib Al Hasan, Andre Russell, Varun Chakraborty, Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagerkoti and the famous Krishna.
Our match prediction meter is saying that Sunrisers Hyderabad will win in this match. However, looking at both the teams, the matches are expected to be exciting.