SRH vs KKR IPL 2021: The 3rd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 will be played between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders at the M Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST. The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Bengali). The game will be streamed live on Disney+Hotstar.
Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders will be locking horns on Sunday at the Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. SRH just qualified for the playoffs last season whereas KKR just missed out on a playoff spot due to the Net Run Rate. Both the teams haven’t made huge changes to their squad and so it will be interesting to see how the battle between SRH vs KKR plays out in IPL 2021.
These are the only two teams with overseas captains as David Warner and Eoin Morgan will lead SRH and KKR in IPL 2021. Both the teams have some great players and the battle between Andre Russell and Rashid Khan will be something not to miss out on. It will be a cracking battle on Sunday when these two teams take on each other.
SRH vs KKR Weather Report for Match 3:
There is no chance of rain on and the temperature will be in the high 20s with a lot of humidity around which will challenge the players.
The pitch at the M Chidambaram Stadium generally favours the spinners and so it isn’t a high-scoring pitch. The pitch might get slower in the second half but at the same time, there might be some dew around to help the chasing side.
Average first innings score:
160-170 could be a good enough first innings score to defend with a couple of spinners in the XI.
Record of chasing teams:
Won – 33, Lost – 47, Tied – 2
Injury and Availability News:
Jason Roy has replaced Mitchell Marsh in the SRH squad and Nitish Rana has recovered from Covid-19. Eoin Morgan who injured himself in the ODI series is expected to be fit for the first game.
SRH vs KKR Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
David Warner (C), Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson / Jonny Bairstow, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan
Jason Holder, Jason Roy, Priyam Garg, Kedar Jadhav, Abhishek Sharma, Virat Singh, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul, Basil Thampi, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jagdeesha Suchith, Shreevats Goswami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Shakib Al Hasan, Eoin Morgan (C), Dinesh Karthik (WK), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi / Harbhajan Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy
Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Gurkeerat Mann Singh, Sheldon Jackson, Karun Nair, Vaibhav Arora, Tim Siefert, Pawan Negi, Venkatesh Iyer
SRH vs KKR Top Picks for 3rd Dream11 Match
Andre Russell will be raring to go after a below-par season in the last IPL, he will look to make it big.
David Warner has been the most consistent batsman in the IPL in the last five years.
Dinesh Karthik was in great touch in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and will look to carry the same form in the IPL.
Rashid Khan has always been a match-winner in the shortest format and will relish the conditions in Chennai.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Fantasy Captain Options – David Warner, Andre Russell
Fantasy Vice-Captain Options – Rashid Khan, Shubman Gill
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for CSK vs DC Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Dinesh Karthik
Batters – David Warner (C), Shubman Gill, Eoin Morgan, Manish Pandey
All-Rounders – Andre Russell (VC), Vijay Shankar
Bowlers – Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy
The pitch in Chennai will assist the spinners and there is a high chance that they will be amongst the wickets. While picking the batsmen, it would be wise to pick those who can play spin well.
SRH vs KKR – Who will win?
Sunrisers Hyderabad has a better bowling attack and if they can play to their potential then they can defeat Kolkata Knight Riders in their opening game.