IPL 2019

IPL 2019 Match 2: KKR and SRH to Begin Their Campaigns (Pre-Match)

IPL 2019 Match 2: KKR and SRH to Begin Their Campaigns (Pre-Match)


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.

Team News

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.

Playing XI

These are the probable playing XI for the two teams:

Kolkata Knight Riders

  1. Chris Lynn
  2. Sunil Narine
  3. Robin Uthappa
  4. Shubman Gill
  5. Nitish Rana
  6. Dinesh Karthik (wk, c)
  7. Andre Russell
  8. Piyush Chawla
  9. Kuldeep Yadav
  10. Prasidh Krishna
  11. Lockie Ferguson

Sunrisers Hyderabad

  1. David Warner
  2. Jonny Bairstow (wk)
  3. Manish Panday
  4. Deepak Hooda
  5. Shakib Al Hasan
  6. Vijay Shankar
  7. Yusuf Pathan
  8. Rashid Khan
  9. Bhuvneshwar Kumar (c)
  10. Sandeep Sharma
  11. 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.

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.

The Knight Riders are also done with the homework ahead of today’s clash against SRH.

Who do you think will come out victorious tonight? Let us know in the comments section.

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