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KKR vs SRH IPL 2024 Qualifier 1 Match Preview, Head-to-head, Possible XIs and Dream11 Team Prediction

Read the full match preview, head-to-head stats, possible playing XIs, and Dream11 Team Prediction of the KKR vs SRH match in IPL 2024 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on 21st May, Tuesday.

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Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad are all set to face each other in Qualifier 1 of the ongoing IPL 2024 season on Tuesday, 21st May, at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. When KKR and SRH met earlier this season, the Knight Riders won that game by only 4 runs. It is going to be an epic clash at Ahmedabad. From possible playing XIs to Dream11 predictions, here is everything you need to know about the KKR vs SRH match in IPL 2024.

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Match Details

  • Match: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad - IPL 2024

  • Date: 21/5/2024

  • Time: 7:30 pm

  • Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

How to watch the KKR vs SRH IPL 2024 Match?

The Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL 2024 match will be televised on Star Sports Network. All the Indian Premier League matches will be streamed free on the Jio Cinema app and website.

Pitch & Weather Report

The pitch of the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad has changed a lot. It was a solid batting pitch but black soil has been used and now it helps the slower bowlers. Batters will have to score runs in the powerplay because, with the progression of the match, the wicket will get slower and tricky for batting. The average 1st innings total in T20 internationals is 160 while the 2nd innings total is 140

The temperature will be around 39 degrees Celsius. A humidity of about 21 percent is expected. There is no chance of rain.

KKR vs SRH: Head-to-Head Record

Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad have faced each other in 26 matches. KKR have been the dominant force, winning 17 games while SRH have won only 9

  • Matches played: 26
  • Kolkata Knight Riders won: 17
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad won: 9
  • No result: 0

KKR vs SRH head-to-head at Narendra Modi Stadium

This is the first time both teams are playing against each other at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

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Team News

Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight Riders have played fearless cricket until now and are looking like the favourites. Phil Salt will not be there to open the inning with Sunil Narine (461 runs) so Gurbaz is expected to start for the Knight Riders. Sunil Narine is having a sensational season at the top of the batting order. He has contributed immensely and has been the most important player for the Knight Riders this season. 

Shreyas Iyer is not having a great season with the bat. He hasn't been consistent but the others have covered him well and that's the reason KKR haven't faced lots of trouble this season. But, he must step up as the pressure of playoffs is different and a captain needs to lead from the front. Venkatesh Iyer has scored runs here and there and he may play an important part on Tuesday.

KKR vs SRH: Andre Russell is all smiles after getting Suryakumar Yadav out
Andre Russell is all smiles after getting Suryakumar Yadav out | Image - BCCI

Andre Russell hasn't played lots of big innings but has stepped up whenever KKR needed him. His cameos are very important for the Knights. Rinku Singh is having an average season but he is a big match player for KKR. Mitchell Starc is finally proving somewhat of his worth. Although his economy is very poor, Starc has picked up 12 wickets in 11 matches.

Harshit Rana has already scalped 16 wickets this season for KKR after featuring in only 10 games but he needs to work on his economy. He has leaked runs cheaply in some matches but he is only 22 years old and can improve a lot from here.

Varun Chakaravarthy has redeemed him in the last few matches by bowling some really good spells. He once again bowled an economical 4-over spell and returned with two wickets. Sunil Narine is just a different-level player. He is contributing with the bat and bowl which is the biggest positive for KKR this season.

Sunrisers Hyderabad

SRH chased down a big target against PBKS in the last game to finish second on the table. Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma's opening pair has been one of the most lethal duos of the tournament and they are expected to open Hyderabad's inning again. Travis Head got out for a golden duck in the last game but Abhishek Sharma played an impressive knock. Head will try to make a comeback in this game because he is a big game player.

It will be interesting to see what SRH does with Markram. Nitish Kumar Reddy hasn't disappointed with his batting. He played an important inning in the last game too. Shahbaz Ahmed and Abdul Samad are playing the role of the finisher and have done the job in some matches.

Heinrich Klaasen has played some match-winning innings this season and he played a match-winning knock against PBKS too. SRH have been part of many high-scoring games so the bowling is worrying the fans. They are scoring but are conceding runs at the same time.

KKR vs SRH: Heinrich Klaasen steered Sunrisers in the chase of 215

The positive is that Bhuvi has got his form back and bowling some extraordinary spells in the last few matches. Natarajan is scalping wickets in almost every game and Cummins knows how to handle his bowlers that's why they have won some thrilling contests this season.

Possible XIs

Kolkata Knight Riders: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy

Impact Player Subs: Vaibhav Arora

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Travis Head, Abhishek Sharma, Nitish Reddy, Heinrich Klaasen (WK), Abdul Samad, Shahbaz Ahmed, Sanvir Singh, Pat Cummins (C), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande

Impact Player Subs: T Natarajan

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad: Dream XI Team Prediction

KKR vs SRH Fantasy Team Prediction
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