Match Preview

Sunrisers Hyderabad will face Kolkata Knight Riders in the Match 49 of IPL 2021 on 3 October at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The match is a must-win for Kolkata Knight Riders, as their playoff qualifying situation has become even more complicated following their loss to Punjab Kings on Friday. Sunrisers Hyderabad had a forgettable tournament, as they were officially eliminated from the playoff chase in their final encounter against Chennai Super Kings. With three matches remaining, they will be looking to end this edition on a high note. With four points, they remain at the bottom of the standings.

Pitch and Weather Report

The pitch is inclined more towards the bowling side and slightly better for pacers.

Clear Skies with temperatures at 34 – 35° C


Total matches                                   61

Matches won batting first                34

Matches won bowling first              26

Average 1st Inns scores                 144

Average 2nd Inns scores                122

Highest total recorded                     211/3 (20 Ov) by SL vs PAK

Lowest total recorded                      71/10 (13.2 Ov) by IRE vs AFG

Highest score chased                      183/5 (19.4 Ov) by AFG vs UAE

Lowest score defended                    134/7 (20 Ov) by OMAN vs HK

Top 2 Wicket-Keeper picks

1) WP Saha- The right-handed batsman has impressed not just with his wicket keeping abilities but also with his willow. Saha has established himself as the perfect keeper due to his quick reflexes and acrobatic wicket-keeping ability. He made 44 runs in his last match.

Matches – 201

Runs – 3565

Average – 25.28

2) Dinesh Karthik – The right-handed batsman has a penchant for sweep, reverse sweep that has helped his cause against spinners. He gave a decent performance in the first half of the IPL 2021 and is looking for more in the second half.

Matches – 322

Runs – 6232

Average – 27.33

Top 4 Batsman Picks

1) Eoin Morgan – He’s developed a reputation as a creative and free-striking middle-order batsman, particularly in shorter formats. A dangerous middle order batsman on his day and a more than astute player, Eoin is a vital cog in KKR’s cricket fortunes.

Matches – 342

Runs – 7354

Average – 27.54

2) Jason Roy – In first-class cricket, Roy has performed admirably, but limited overs cricket, which allows him to express himself freely, is his greatest suit. Roy can hit the ball a long way with minimal foot movement, especially with his dazzling cross-bat swing, which he makes look so easy.

Matches – 254

Runs – 6631

Average – 28.21                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3) KS Williamson – With his excellent batting skills mixing perfectly with his footwork and gritty disposition, Williamson’s batting is a purist’s delight. He is an experienced player and a sheet anchor for his team.

Matches – 210

Runs – 5372

Average – 31.78

4) Shubhman Gill – The right-handed batsman was drafted into the team due to his attacking techniques and his appetite for big runs. He is a wise pick for the next match.

Matches – 63

Runs – 1456

Average – 30.33

Top 4 Bowler Picks

1) Rashid Khan –  Rashid is a legbreak googly bowler with a skill set that suits him well in limited-overs cricket. He is not a great turner of the ball, but by bowling fast in the air, he puts batsmen under constant pressure. His main weapon is a very precise googly. He took a wicket in his last match.

Matches – 281

Wickets – 388

Economy – 6.33

2) Varun Chakravarthy – He has significantly rebuilt his action and added additional elements to his bowling. He has proved to be an asset to his team so far. He took two wickets in his last match.

Matches – 29

Wickets – 33

Economy – 6.77

3) TG Southee – He’s amassed a large array of delivery styles throughout the years. He’s not only a great new-ball bowler, but he’s also a great old-ball bowler, thanks to pace variations and reverse swing.

Matches – 203

Wickets – 225

Economy – 8.31

4) Bhuvneshwar Kumar – The lanky swing bowler continued to experiment with his game and was one of the first players in the IPL to make extensive use of the knuckle ball and its numerous varieties.

Matches – 197

Wickets – 203

Economy – 7.17

Top 2 All-rounder Picks

1) Jason Holder – Holder, a Barbados-born right-arm medium-fast bowler, has matured as an all-rounder and player on the move, displaying an ever-improving temperament and growth in technical and tactical understanding. He’s also a capable batter in the bottom of the order. He took three wickets in his last match.

Matches – 151

Runs – 1342

Average – 15.78

Wickets – 130

Economy – 7.71

2) Sunil Narine – The left-handed batsman and right arm off break bowler is a valuable allrounder for KKR and a precise, experienced player in this format. He played excellent innings in the first half of the IPL and is still expected to retain the form in the second half too.

Matches – 378

Runs – 2739

Average – 15.04

Wickets – 419

Economy – 6.05

Predicted Playing 11

Kolkata Knight Riders

Venkatesh Iyer, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Tim Siefert/Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Jason Roy, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Priyam Garg/Manish Pandey,  Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul


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