KKR vs SRH: Match preview, TV listing, stats and moreLast updated on Mar 24, 2019, 01:10 am
Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad will be battling it out in match number two of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 on Sunday, March 24.
It is expected to be a tight affair between the two sides, which fared well last season.
Both teams have some strong names to stake claim at the Eden Gardens.
Here is the detailed match preview.
Head-to-head meetings between the two sides
The two sides have met 15 times in the IPL. KKR lead the show with nine wins under their belt with SRH pocketing six matches. At the Eden Gardens, KKR enjoy a 5-2 advantage. SRH won twice here last season.
KKR will rely on utility players Narine and Russell
Sunil Narine's presence is massive for KKR. He will be expected to give them a strong start with the bat and have a serious impact with the ball.
Andre Russell can come in and apply the finishing touches.
KKR can utilize him well as per the demands of the game.
KKR also bat deep and have a better line-up than SRH.
KKR have a strong bowling line-up to build upon
A lot will depend on Lockie Ferguson with the new ball for the hosts.
He is lethal with his pace and can clock over 150 kmph consistently. He will need to use his pace well.
The three-man spin attack is KKR's strength.
Narine will be backed by wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav and veteran Piyush Chawla.
Skipper Dinesh Karthik will look to use the bowlers well.
Bairstow and Guptill hold the aces for SRH
SRH will be most likely without David Warner and Kane Williamson.
This will allow Jonny Bairstow and Martin Guptill to open the innings. Both can take the game away in a flash.
Manish Pandey needs to be the backbone in the middle order.
He has the ability to bat long and rotate the strike.
Vijay Shankar is crucial with his role as a finisher.
SRH will look up to Rashid and Bhuvi in bowling
SRH have a lethal bowling attack and that's their biggest strength.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar will lead the bowling unit in this encounter and also the side. His quality bowling at the death is unmatched.
Siddarth Kaul and Khaleel Ahmed could support Bhuvi.
Spin is where SRH are strong as well.
Rashid Khan and Shakib Al Hasan are big names in the spin unit.
Timing, TV listing and players to watch out for
For KKR, Narine is their main man. He is a top notch all-rounder in the side.
Rashid holds the key for SRH. He can win matches with the ball on his own.
The match will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network and is set for a 4:00 PM start.
One can stream the match live on the Hotstar app.