View commentary and full scorecard of Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad match being played at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune.
(playing 11) Hyderabad (Playing XI) – Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Shashank Singh, Washington Sundar, Marco Janssen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Umran Malik
(playing 11) Kolkata (Playing XI) – Venkatesh Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer, Sam Billings, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Varun Chakraborty
Kane Williamson said after losing the toss that we had played here the previous day, so we would have batted first. There have been three withdrawals in the team for today’s match. Natarajan, Sundar and Marco Janssen are back. Every match has its own importance. We will try our best to win it today. Yes the pitch is changing and now we have to play cricket accordingly.
Kolkata captain Shreyas Iyer, who came to talk after winning the toss, said that we want to bat first. We have won the match by defending in the last few matches and looking at the same thing, we are going to bat first today. Further Shreyas Iyer said that we have made some changes in today’s match. Pat is injured so Umesh has come in his place while Sam has been given the chance in place of Sheldon.
Toss – Kolkata won the toss and decided to bat first.
At present, the players of both the teams are seen warming up. Not much delay in coming to the toss and playing XI..
Hello and welcome friends, you are welcome with us in the match-61 of the Indian T20 League, where there will be Mishti curd on one side and royal pieces on the other side. That is Kolkata vs Hyderabad!! Both the teams are still in the race for the play-offs. A win will take a team to the front and a loss will almost put that team out of the race for the play-offs. So in such a situation, there is sure to be a thorn-collision. Shreyas Iyer’s Kolkata started well but the team stumbled in the middle, while Orange Army lost its momentum after winning five consecutive matches at the middle stage of the league. Hyderabad’s bowling has been its strength but in the last few matches, the bowling of this team has not been of that level. Shreyas and Russell, these two names can prove to be the trump card for Kolkata today, while Umran Malik and Natarajan will have to raise their hands today. At the same time, Hyderabad will have to play Marco Jensen in the bowling. On the other hand, Varun Chakravarti will have everyone’s eyes fixed even on this player’s play. So I am ready for a great match, you too get ready.
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