Indian Super League 2021 Match 3
Sunrisers Hyderabadvs Kolkata Knight Riders – April 11th
The time when SRH was a strength in the IPL was down to its exceptional bowling line-up. In that sense, SRH appears set to have one of the finest bowling attacks in the whole competition. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar is an IPL star and is back to full strength. He will lead the roster alongside players like T Natarajan, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, and Khaleel Ahmed.
The intensity of the batting comes from the top order. Jonny Bairstow, David Warner, and Kane Williamson must find a place in the eleven making the batting extremely strong. Bairstow is in excellent form and one to watch out for.
Possible playing XI: David Warner, Wriddhiman Saha, Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey, Abdul Samad, Vijay Shankar, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuveneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Sandeep Sharma.
Kolkata Knight Riders:
There is a lot to love about KKR. They have some of the greatest names in T20 cricket on their list. Eoin Morgan will lead the squad, and he is one of the strongest T20 minds in the entire game. They also have the most dreaded T20 all-rounder Andre Russell and a few IPL stars in their team.
KKR also must choose between its finest four overseas players. Sunil Narine has been a fantastic performer for KKR in the past, but is he even influential anymore? Pat Cummins should be an inevitable entry, but can you really hold Lockie Ferguson on the seat after proving his value in IPL 2020 so clearly?
Possible playing XI: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chkravarthy.
The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:
The third game of IPL will witness Sunrisers Hyderabad lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on April 11th.
Even as Chennai has traditionally played a slow track and helped the spinner, we witnessed a pretty flat pitch in the tournament-opening game. And it is likely to be the same on offer for this game as well.
Thus, the new ball will come onto the bat very nicely, but the batsmen will be wary once the ball gets old. As the spinners come into play, there will be a deviation. Hence, we reckon playing under the lights and the dew factor will make the skippers prefer batting second on winning the toss.
We believe Sunrisers Hyderabad has an excellent chance of coming out the victors in the first match. They are at 1.90, whereas Kolkata is at 1.83 with better odds. Not only does the side have a better bowling line-up, but it also a much deeper batting roster than the preceding season. With a more composed team, leading players in excellent form, and more wicket-taking ability, we think SRH is the side to back in this game.
Played in Chennai, the spin will be all-essential here, so it’s appropriate to have two of the better teams in the IPL when it comes to bragging good spinners. Consequently, it may come down to who bowls spin better than who plays it better.