KKR vs SRH Dream11 Team Prediction: The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will face Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the evening match of the IPL 2021 calendar on Sunday (October 3) and Eoin Morgan’s side has everything to gain for. The Knight Riders have 10 points and can progress to the play-offs but they are in a tangle with Mumbai Indians and Punjab Kings for that 4th spot on the IPL 2021 points table.
And Sunrisers could be a perfect opponent for them to garner that vital 2 points. The Kane Williamson-led side is out of play-off reckoning and thus could be low on motivation and urge to dish out a commanding effort. All the Hyderabad outfit can hope for is to play the role of party spoilers but do they have the mental presence to do that is the question. Kolkata skipper Morgan knows the enormity of the situation. ”Initially we didn’t field as well, put catches down (against the Kings). I have also dropped early. We probably had a par score on the wicket. Kings played well, we fought back, but catches have cost us. ”I thought in real-time that the Tripathi catch was out. But when you slow it down, the third umpire decides otherwise. We got on with it once he made his call. Hopefully, we play hard in the back end, get a few results and qualify into the playoffs,” he said.
KKR vs SRH: Match Details
Venue: Dubai International Stadium, Dubai
Pitch and Weather: Pitches in Dubai have been contrasting. While a few stayed throughout the course of the match, making run-scoring easy, the other one slowed in the 2nd innings. Pacers might get some assistance with the new ball, while spinners also will be handy. The weather is likely to be sunny with the temperature touching to the late 30s even though it is a 6.00 PM start.
Date & Time: October 3, 6.00 PM Local time, 7.30 PM IST
KKR Vs SRH Toss Prediction
The team that wins the toss is going to want to field first. Four out of the previous five matches in Dubai have been won by the team that has chased and so winning the toss should be seen as a decent advantage to have.
KKR vs SRH: Squads
Kolkata Knight Riders: Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy, Pawan Negi, Tim Seifert, Shakib al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Karun Nair, Harbhajan Singh, Ben Cutting, Venkatesh Iyer.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Kane Williamson, David Warner, Manish Pandey, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Siddharth Kaul, T Natarajan, Abhishek Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Wriddhiman Saha, Shreevats Goswami, Basil Thampi, Jason Holder, Jagadeesha Suchith, Kedar Yadav, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Jason Roy.
Possible Playing 11
Kolkata Knight Riders: Venkatesh Iyer, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (Captain), Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Varun Chakravarthy, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Jason Roy, Wriddhiman Saha (Wk), Kane Williamson (Captain), Manish Pandey, Abhishek Sharma, Priyam Garg, Jason Holder, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Siddharth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma.
KKR vs SRH Dream11 Team
Venkatesh Iyer, Jason Roy, Wriddhiman Saha, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Jason Holder, Dinesh Karthik (Captain, wk) Rashid Khan, Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
KKR vs SRH: Fantasy Tips
Batsmen: Kane Williamson and Jason Roy remain SRH’s best batters and should be part of the fantasy team. 2 top-order batsmen from KKR can be selected here. The likes of Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana have all been in good form in this leg of IPL and are expected to score the bulk of the runs for the team.
Wicket-Keeper: Wridhiman Saha is a top-order player and has regularly scored useful runs for SRH.
All-rounders: Among all-rounders, we have 2 from KKR. The recent sensation Venkatesh Iyer chipped in with crucial wickets to go along with his impressive batting display and Sunil Narine, who has had a great tournament thus far here in the UAE. Jason Holder can be the 3rd all-rounder of this team, he took 3 wickets in the last game and has been good with the bat as well.
Bowlers: Varun Chakravarthy is among the wickets for KKR and can be selected, along with Rashid Khan of SRH. The last slot can go to Shivam Mavi.
Fantasy Team: Jason Roy, Kane Williamson, Wridhiman Saha, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Venkatesh Iyer, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi
Captain – Rahul Tripathi
The KKR batsman has been in great form in this leg and is the highest scorer for his team with 349 runs from 12 games.
Vice-Captain – Jason Holder
The SRH all-rounder can be trusted to be the vice-captain of the fantasy after the performance he has had both with the ball and bat in the UAE leg.
KKR vs SRH Match prediction
The Sunrisers Hyderabad have nothing to lose or gain from this match as they are already out of the play off race as the bottom-placed side. However, the Knight Riders have everything to gain from this match as they are still very much in the mix for a berth in the knockouts. That sheer desperation will make the KKR favourite for this match.