|Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s LIVE coverage of IPL 2022 Match 61 between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad being played at the MCA Stadium in Pune.|
And given their position in the points table, a win won’t be enough to take either team to the playoffs.
The last game at the picturesque venue on the outskirts of the city that was once referred to as pensioner’s paradise will also be the Knight Riders’ penultimate game of the season.
Shreyas Iyer’s boys know that to prolong Brendon McCullum’s stint as head coach by a week before he takes over as the coach of the England Test team, they have to win both their remaining games and then hope for other results to go their way.
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Just when the Knight Riders appeared to finally get the balance of their XI right, they will need to find a suitable replacement for Pat Cummins, who has returned home following a hip injury.
All eyes on Williamson, Tripathi
Sunrisers Hyderabad, on the other hand, is in a slightly better position, at least on paper. With three games in hand, they will not be out of contention even with a loss. But the four-match losing streak that the team is on is annihilating the gains made after an unbeaten five-match run earlier in the tournament.
As a result, Kane Williamson & Co. will be desperate to return to winning ways. The onus will be on the captain to find form with the willow. Besides, the team will also be looking forward to Rahul Tripathi to repeat his last month’s exploits against his former IPL outfit.
If Tripathi sizzles at his home ground, he can keep his team in the hunt and sound a death-knell to KKR’s campaign.
SRH vs KKR predicted playing XI
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Quinton de Kock(w), KL Rahul(c), Manish Pandey, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Marcus Stoinis, Jason Holder, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohsin Khan
Kolkata Knight Riders: Venkatesh Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sam Billings (wk), Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Varun Chakravarthy, Umesh Yadav
KKR vs SRH Dream11 prediction
Wicketkeeper: Nicholas Pooran
Batters: Rahul Tripathi, Shreyas Iyer (vc), Nitish Rana
All-rounders: Aiden Markram, Andre Russell (c), Sunil Narine
Bowlers: T Natarajan, Umran Malik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Tim Southee
Team Composition: KKR 5:6 SRH Credits Left: 0.0
KKR VS SRH FULL SQUADS
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Varun Chakravarthy, Nitish Rana, Pat Cummins, Shreyas Iyer (c), Shivam Mavi, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Ajinkya Rahane, Rinku Singh, Anukul Roy, Harshit Rana, Baba Indrajith, Chamika Karunaratne, Abhijeet Tomar, Pratham Singh, Ashok Sharma, Sam Billings (wk), Aaron Finch, Tim Southee, Ramesh Kumar, Mohammad Nabi, Umesh Yadav, Aman Khan.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH): Kane Williamson, Umran Malik, Abdul Samad, Washington Sundar, Nicholas Pooran, T Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Priyam Garg, Rahul Tripathi, Abhishek Sharma, Kartik Tyagi, Shreyas Gopal, Jagadeesha Suchith, Aiden Markram, Marco Jansen, Romario Shepherd, Sean Abbott, R Samarth, Shashank Singh, Saurabh Dubey, Vishnu Vinod, Glenn Phillips, Fazalhaq Farooqi.
WHERE AND WHEN TO WATCH SRH VS KKR IPL 2022 LIVE?
The IPL 2022 match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders will be aired LIVE on the Star Sports Network at 7:30 PM IST on Saturday, May 14. The match will also be available for LIVE streaming on Disney+Hotstar.