Both Kolkata and Hyderabad teams are currently in the race for the playoffs and in this sense this match is important for both. (IPL Photo)
Kolkata Knight Riders have suffered a major setback ahead of the match played against Sunrisers Hyderabad. One of his legendary players is out and that is why he will not play in the next match.
Kolkata Knight Riders entered the 15th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) with a new captain. Last year’s runner-up, however, could not appear in his old colors and now the condition is that if he wants to make it to the playoffs of IPL-2022, then now he should win all the remaining matches. Shreyas Iyer’s captaincy team is yet to play two matches and in both it will not tolerate anything less than victory. To keep himself alive in the race for the playoffs, this Kolkata on Saturday Sunrisers Hyderabad (KKR vs SRH). Hyderabad’s position is slightly better than Kolkata, but this team will also have to struggle to make it to the last-4. This team is on the sixth position in the points table. However, this team, captained by Kane Williamson, still has three matches and should win all of them. This team should also win against Kolkata at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. For victory, it is necessary that both these teams choose the right playing-11 (KKR vs SRH Playing-11).
Kolkata, ranked seventh in the points table, had made a flurry of changes in the last match and made five changes. The result was that he had won. Kolkata had defeated Mumbai Indians by 52 runs in their previous match and kept their playoff hopes alive. Kolkata will try to continue this performance against Hyderabad as well. On the other hand, Sunrisers were defeated by Bangalore.
who will replace cummins
However, Kolkata has suffered a major setback before this match. The team’s fast bowler Pat Cummins of Australia has been out of IPL-2022. Cummins has a hip injury and that is why he has returned home. By the way, Kolkata had given Cummins a chance to play only seven matches in this match. Umesh Yadav may return in his place. Umesh also did not play some matches due to injury. The situation regarding his injury is also not clear. In such a situation, if he does not come, then Shivam Mavi, Harshit Rana can get a chance. There is no possibility of any other change in the team.
Marco Yansson will return!
In the last match, Kane Williamson did not give a chance to left-arm fast bowler Marco Yanson. He can come back in this match. Fazhlaq Farooqui of Afghanistan, who made his IPL debut in the last match, was given a chance. If Yansan comes, he may have to go out. At the same time, the situation regarding T. Natarajan’s injury is also not clear. If he plays, it will be a win-win deal for Sunrisers.
Probable playing-11 of both the teams
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Kane Williamson (Captain), Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Aidan Markram, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Jagdisha Suchit, Shashank Singh, Karthik Tyagi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik, Fazlhaq Farooqui.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shreyas Iyer (Captain), Venkatesh Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Sheldon Jackson (WK), Umesh Yadav/Shivam Mavi/Harshit Rana, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Varun Chakraborty.