HYD vs KOL Dream11 Prediction: The 3rd match of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) will be played between SunRisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders at M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on Sunday, April 11, 2021.
HYD vs KOL Match Preview
In the third match of Indian Premier League 2021, David Warner-led Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will take on Eoin Morgan-led Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on Sunday.
On paper, SunRisers Hyderabad looks stronger with plenty of options and backups in their ranks. Their only weakness seems to be their middle-order that, despite the addition of Kedar Jadhav, lacks an explosive presence.
Sunrisers Hyderabad has been one of the most consistent teams in the history of the Indian Premier League, reaching at least the playoffs on four consecutive occasions. They won their maiden trophy in 2016 under the leadership of David Warner, were defeated by Kolkata Knight Riders in the Eliminator the following season and lost to Delhi Capitals in the eliminator and Qualifier 2 in 2019 and 2020 respectively.
Having retained their core team from the previous season, Hyderabad based franchise roped in only three players at the auction in Chennai, as back-ups for their preferred XI. The team, as usual, has an impactful opening combination and equally impactful second-choice players, a batting lineup that runs as deep as No.8 and a daunting bowling lineup, equally threatening to that of the Mumbai Indians
Kolkata Knight Riders, on the other hand, had a rather surprising outing in IPL 2020. The franchise changed their captain mid-way with Eoin Morgan taking the helm from Dinesh Karthik, the batting order looked inconsistent, and key players like Russell, Narine, Kuldeep, Karthik were out of form. As a result, KKR failed to qualify for the Play-offs and finished just below RCB at the 5th spot.
Coming to the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League, Kolkata Knight Riders would start under the leadership of Eoin Morgan, who also captains the limited-overs England cricket team. The team bought some really exciting names in the Auction including the likes of Shakib Al Hasan, Karun Nair, Ben Cutting, and Harbhajan Singh among experienced foes.
While KKR’s main strength is their overseas players, the inclusion of Shakib Al Hasan, Ben Cutting, and Harbhajan Singh does change a few things when it comes to trying out fresh combinations for IPL 2021.
As long as their head to head record is concerned, in the 19 clashes between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kolkata has won 12 matches while in 7, Sunrisers turned out to be victorious.
Here are the match details, pitch report, probable playing 11, squads and Dream11 fantasy team predictions for Match 3 of the 14th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) between SunRisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday, April 11, 2021.
HYD vs KOL Match Details
- Match: SunRisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 3
- Date: Sunday, April 11, 2021
- Time: 7:30 PM (IST)
- Venue: M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
HYD vs KOL Weather & Pitch Report
The Chepauk often offers a slow and dry pitch that make spinners a vital component in a team’s plan. In the past, we have seen bowlers like Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir etc making good use of the Chennai pitch. The pacers should get some assistance early on with the new ball, after which variations will be key. The batsmen will need to make use of the bigger boundaries and keep rotating the strike. Both teams will look to chase, with dew likely to play a factor later on. 160-170 should be par at the venue, with wickets in hand being critical to either side’s fortunes.
The sky will be clear in Chennai with no high chances of rainfall. The climate will be hot and humid during the course of the game.
Average First Innings Score
The average first innings score at M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai considering the last 5 T20 matches played is 168 runs.
Record of Chasing Team
Based on the last 5 matches played at M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai —
- Matches Won: 4
- Matches Lost: 1
- No Result: 0
HYD vs KOL Head-to-Head
HYD vs KOL Form
Sunrisers Hyderabad Form
Kolkata Knight Riders Form
SunRisers Hyderabad & Kolkata Knight Riders Squads
SunRisers Hyderabad Squads
David Warner (c), T Natarajan, Khaleel Ahmed, Rashid Khan, Kane Williamson, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Nabi, Abhishek Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, Basil Thampi, Jagadeesha Suchith, Virat Singh, Jason Roy, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Wriddhiman Saha (W), Jonny Bairstow, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Manish Pandey, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Abdul Samad, Shreevats Goswami, Jason Holder, Priyam Garg.
Kolkata Knight Riders Squads
Eoin Morgan (c), Varun Chakravarthy, Sunil Narine, Harbhajan Singh, Karun Nair, Gurkeerat Mann Singh, Tim Seifert, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Andre Russell, Kuldeep Yadav, Pawan Negi, Shakib Al Hasan, Ben Cutting, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Pat Cummins, Dinesh Karthik (W), Shubman Gill, Vaibhav Arora, Shivam Mavi, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Sandeep Warrier, Sheldon Jackson.
HYD vs KOL Dream11 Probable Playing XI
David Warner (C), Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Vijay Shankar, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Sandeep Sharma.
Kolkata Knight Riders
Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (C), Dinesh Karthik, Shakib al Hasan/Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy/Harbhajan Singh.
Top 3 Picks For HYD vs KOL
1. Kane Williamson
He batted in 11 innings in IPL 2020 and scored 317 runs at a strike rate of 133+. Post-IPL 2020, Williamson has played some great knocks which gave him a top rank in ICC’s Test batsmen list. He is expected to play at the third position for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2021’s opening game.
2. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar
Due to injury, Bhuvneshwar Kumar could only play 4 matches in IPL 2020 in which he grabbed 3 wickets. He missed most of the matches due to injury and will be eager to bounce back in the forthcoming IPL 2021 season. He will provide a great balance in the bowling department.
3. Shubman Gill
He was spectacular in IPL 2020 being the highest run-scorer for Kolkata Knight Riders. He smashed 440 runs in 14 matches. With him now breaking into the Indian international squad, he will be expected to bat with more responsibility opening the innings for the two-time IPL champions.
HYD vs KOL Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction
- Wicket-Keeper: Jonny Bairstow
- Batsmen: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, David Warner, Kane Williamson
- All-Rounders: Andre Russell, Shakib Al Hasan
- Bowlers: Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Rashid-Khan, T Natarajan
- Captain: David Warner
- Vice-Captain: Shubman Gill
- 12th Man: Wriddhiman Saha
HYD vs KOL Streaming & Broadcasting Details:
- Streaming: Disney+ Hotstar
- Broadcasting: Star Sports Network
HYD vs KOL Probable Winner
SunRisers Hyderabad is expected to win this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.