SRH vs KKR 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.
SRH vs KKR Match Preview
SunRisers Hyderabad will lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders in the 3rd match of Indian Premier League 2021 on April 11th, at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. Both sides will be aiming to start the new season with a win.
While Kolkata Knight Riders will be led by Eoin Morgan, SunRisers Hyderabad will be captained by David Warner.
Two-time IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders will be striving for consistency in their bid to recreate old magic which has been lost during a difficult phase of rebuilding after Gautam Gambhir’s departure.
Be it the opening combination, middle-order or finding a finisher, KKR struggled for stability in the last edition in the UAE, while a change of captaincy at the halfway stage did not help them either.
On paper, KKR have a strong batting line-up in Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell. The experiment to open with Sunil Narine had cost the team dearly in the powerplay overs and it remains to be seen whether the KKR think tank continues with the same approach or they open with two specialist openers in Gill and Rahul Tripathi.
Given Kuldeep Yadav’s abysmal run in the last two IPL seasons, the management would be tempted to play Harbhajan ahead of Kuldeep along with Varun Chakravarthy – who has done well on a regular basis. Pat Cummins and Lockie Ferguson are two world-class pacers in the squad along with rising Indian speedster Prasidh Krishna – who recently had a memorable debut for the senior team. Shakib, who has played for KKR before, is a valuable addition to the side and should feature in most of the matches this season.
SunRisers Hyderabad, on the other hand are all set to aim for their second IPL title after missing out in the previous edition, falling behind in Qualifier 2. In the IPL 2021 mini-auction, the Orange Army added only three more names to their squad. They got the services of Kedar Jadhav, all-rounder J Suchith and Mujeeb ur Rahman.
Retaining their core comprising Warner, Kane Williamson, Rashid Khan, Jonny Bairstow, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Manish Pandey, the SRH line-up will once again start as one of the contenders for the upcoming season.
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.
SRH vs KKR 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
SRH vs KKR Weather & Pitch Report
The surface at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai is a bit tricky for the batsmen to deal with. In the first match in Chennai between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore, we witnessed how the surface was pretty slow. Even a first innings score of 159 proved to be difficult to chase. In the next game here, the competition is expected to be even as both teams have the batsmen too who are well equipped to tackle spin.
The weather during this match will be pleasant and ideal for a game of cricket. According to Accuweather, the temperature in Chennai is expected to be around 28 to 30 degree Celsius during the commencement of the match. The temperature will pretty much remain the same during the finishing stage.
Meanwhile, the humidity levels throughout the course of the match will hover between 54-75%. There will be no cloud cover during the entire match and with no prediction of rains whatsoever, one can expect the entire 40 overs and a fascinating SRH vs KKR clash at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
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
SRH vs KKR Head-to-Head
SunRisers Hyderabad & Kolkata Knight Riders Form
SunRisers Hyderabad Form
Kolkata Knight Riders Form
SunRisers Hyderabad & Kolkata Knight Riders Squads
SunRisers Hyderabad Squads
David Warner (c), Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jason Holder, Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi, Priyam Garg, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan, Vijay Shankar, Virat Singh, Wriddhiman Saha (W), Jagadeesha Suchith, Kedar Jadhav, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Jason Roy.
Kolkata Knight Riders Squads
Eoin Morgan (c), Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (W), Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Pat Cummins, Prasidh Krishna, Rahul Tripathi, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Tim Seifert, Varun Chakravarthy, Shakib Al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Karun Nair, Harbhajan Singh, Ben Cutting, Venkatesh Iyer, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Mann Singh.
SRH vs KKR 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 SRH vs KKR
1. David Warner
Skipper of SRH had another successful season with the bat, scoring 548 runs in his 16 innings at an average of 39.14. The left-hander will continue to open the batting for his franchise and will hope to provide a good start to his team.
2. Rashid Khan
The Afghan spinner picked up 20 wickets in the last season at an average of 17.20. He bowled at an economy of just 5.37 and was one of the standout performers for Hyderabad last year. He will continue to lead the spin bowling department for Hyderabad and look forward to having another great season
3. T Natarajan
The left-arm pacer was one of the finds of last season. His good performances in IPL, led to his debut against Australia in all three formats. Natarajan picked up 16 wickets in his 16 outings at an average of just over 31. His performances in the death overs, impressed one and all.
4. Shubman Gill
He was one of the most consistent players for KKR last year. Being tasked with the duty of opening the batting for the franchise, Gill amassed 440 runs in 14 innings at an average of 33.84. He can provide a good start to his team.
5. Pat Cummins
He picked up 12 wickets in the last campaign and scored 146 runs with the bat. Bought at a whooping price of Rs 15.50 cr, a lot was expected from the Australian as he failed to live up to his expectations. However, expect a strong season from the all-rounder this year.
SRH vs KKR 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
SRH vs KKR Streaming & Broadcasting Details:
- Streaming: Disney+ Hotstar
- Broadcasting: Star Sports Network
SRH vs KKR 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.