Match Preview – SRH Vs KKR, Indian Premier League, 47th Match:

SRH Vs KKR IPL 2023

Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders are sitting at the bottom of the IPL 2023 points table; SRH is at 9th place, whereas KKR is at 8th place. Since we are in the later stages of the tournament, now each game is a do-or-die situation for both the teams, but they can still make the playoffs. This will be the second SRH Vs KKR face-off this season. SRH won the last encounter, courtesy of Harry Brooks. The 47th match of IPL 2023 will be played at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.

Strengths And Weaknesses Of SRH And KKR

SRH’s strength lies in their batting, as they have so much depth and versatility in their batting. However, their batting lineup hasn’t been able to click as a unit. Apart from the century against KKR, Harry Brook has failed in each game. Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, Rahul Tripathi, and Mayank Agarwal have failed to perform consistently. Consistency has been Sunrisers’ major issue this season, with both bat and ball.

KKR’s performance with bat and bowl has been neck and neck this season. Although, I would back their bowling as their strength in the upcoming games as the bowling unit is much more experienced than the batting, and this experience could come in handy as now all the games are virtual eliminators.

Form Guide

SRH: WLLLW (Last five matches)

KKR: LWLLL

Pitch And Toss

Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium The Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium is a neutral venue that assists batters and bowlers equally. The pitch is flat, allowing batters to score big, whereas due to cloudy and dry conditions, bowlers also get some help, particularly the leg spinners, get more grip. The spinners have an economy of 7.70 and a strike rate of 19.3 on this ground. The team that wins the toss will probably bat first as chasing gets a little difficult as the pitch gets old, especially under lights.

SRH Vs KKR Probable Playing XIs

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR):

N Jagadeesan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, David Wiese, Shardul Thakur, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakaravarthy.

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH):

Abhishek Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Harry Brook, Heinrich Klaasen, Abdul Samad, Akeal Hosein, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mayank Markande, Umran Malik.

SRH Vs KKR Key Players

For KKR, Gurbaz will be key in the batting departments. Gurbaz is in fine form, scoring 81 off 39 balls against GT in their last game. As far as the bowling department of KKR is concerned, Narine and Chakaravarthy will be crucial.

For SRH, Harry Brook will be crucial, and he will be hoping to replicate his last performance against KKR. In the bowling, Markande will be the one to keep an eye on.

Impact Player

Sunrisers will most probably stick to their previous game’s strategy of swapping Abdul Samad with Natajrjan in the bowling innings and vice versa while batting.

Jason Roy might come in as an opener if KKR bats first and will probably get substituted by Harshit Rana or Vaibhav Arora in the bowling inning.

SRH Vs KKR Dream XI Picks

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