After a disappointing first clash between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore, the stage is set for a doubleheader today as Kolkata Knight Riders meet Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians face Delhi Capitals. The fans can expect some fireworks as some big hitters can be seen in action today.
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Kolkata Knight Riders has got the same destructive opening pair, Chris Lynn & Sunil Narine. It remains to be seen whether Andre Russel gets to make the starting XI following his poor performance in Pakistan Super League (PSL) for Multan Sultans.
David Warner will be back in action after the Newlands ball-tampering saga. However, skipper Kane Williamson is likely to miss out the first match. Rashid Khan and Khaleel Ahmed could be the key players for SRH in the bowling department.
These are the probable playing XI for the two teams:
Kolkata Knight Riders
- Chris Lynn
- Sunil Narine
- Robin Uthappa
- Shubman Gill
- Nitish Rana
- Dinesh Karthik (wk, c)
- Andre Russell
- Piyush Chawla
- Kuldeep Yadav
- Prasidh Krishna
- Lockie Ferguson
- David Warner
- Jonny Bairstow (wk)
- Manish Panday
- Deepak Hooda
- Shakib Al Hasan
- Vijay Shankar
- Yusuf Pathan
- Rashid Khan
- Bhuvneshwar Kumar (c)
- Sandeep Sharma
- Siddharth Kaul
Match Time, Venue, Weather Conditions and Toss
Match Time: The match will begin at 4:00 PM (India), 3:30 PM (Pakistan)
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Weather Conditions: Fair weather is expected today with no chances of rain.
Toss: Kolkata won the toss and opted to bowl first.
What’s on Twitter?
The Orange Army looks confident and well prepared.
The D-Day is here.
KKR vs SRH.
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) March 24, 2019
SunRisers celebrated their all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan’s birthday yesterday. It is yet to see if he makes it into the playing XI of today’s match.
Here's wishing @Sah75official a very very happy birthday. What a day to celebrate your special day!
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) March 23, 2019
The Knight Riders are also done with the homework ahead of today’s clash against SRH.
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) March 24, 2019
Who do you think will come out victorious tonight? Let us know in the comments section.