IPL KKR VS SRH squad analysis | Which team is in better shape going into IPL 2019?

2nd Match

Date: 24th March 2019, Sunday


Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Live telecast: Star Sports Network

Live streaming: Hotstar

Comeback man David Warner would be the cynosure of all eyes when last year's finalist Sunrisers Hyderabad open their campaign against two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders in the 12th Indian Premier League at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.


Under Warner's captaincy Sunrisers won their maiden IPL title in 2016 and a year later, he was the leading run-getter for his team.

But the Australian opener missed the last IPL because of last year's infamous ball-tampering episode in Capetown and is set make his IPL comeback alongside Steve Smith.

Warner will be the most scrutinized player for Sunrisers this season after he was banned for a year over his role in the ball-tampering scandal.

While Warner and Smith were banned for a year, young Cameron Bancroft was left out for nine months for his role.

And come this year, both Warner and Smith would be hoping to make an impact for their respective IPL sides.

Successful comeback:
Even as his international ban will end on March 28, the left-handed opener is eligible to play in the franchise league and would be hoping to get into his zone to stake a claim in Australia's World Cup squad.

Warner went under the knife for an elbow injury in January during the Bangladesh Premier League but made a successful comeback for his Sydney club Randy Petes with a 77-ball century in a one-day game earlier this month.

Captain cool:
Kane Williamson, who led them to runners-up finish in the Aussie's absence last season, will continue to captain Sunrisers.

Sunrisers, led by the captain cool from New Zealand, is a team that is known for its depth and variation in bowling.

Bhuvi to lead the pace attack:
While Bhuvneshwar Kumar will lead Sunrisers pace department, Afghanistan's Rashid Khan will be in charge of the spin attack.

Sunrisers have traded in Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz Nadeem and Abhishek Sharma for Shikhar Dhawan, but it remains to be seen how they overcome the Indian opener's departure.

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Karthik the key:

In KKR's camp, skipper Dinesh Karthik will look to make most of the IPL opportunity to get the selectors' attention.

Taking charge of the team after Gautam Gambhir's exit, Karthik led KKR to the third-place finish following their loss to SRH in the second eliminator last year.

KKR have roped in Carlos Brathwaite to go alongside Andre Russell, Sunil Narine as they would look to reinforce their batting firepower with Chris Lynn.

Probable XI KKR: 
David Warner, Kane Williamson, Martin Guptill/Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Siddharth Kaul, Billy Stanlake, Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Probable XI SRH:

Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana
IPL 2019 KKR VS SRH IPL 2019 KKR VS SRH Reviewed by Akhand Pratap Singh on March 24, 2019 Rating: 5

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