Match Details Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium – Hyderabad, India 4 PM, April 21
SRH: David Warner, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Vijay Shankar, Yusuf Pathan, Deepak Hooda, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, K Khaleel Ahmed
KKR: Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (c/wk), Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Harry Gurney
Here is the fantasy XI based on recent form, ground and opposition performance.
The points mentioned below are an average estimation based on the above factors and is not a reflection of the actual points he might earn. Use the points as an indicator to select the best XI.
Bairstow Points: 28-30, Grade: A Rana Points: 27-29 Grade: A Gill Points: 18-20 Grade: B Warner Points: 32-34, Grade: A+ Narine Points: 27-29, Grade: A Russell Points: 38-40, Grade: A+ Shankar Points: 24-26, Grade: A Chawla Points: 22-24, Grade: A Gurney Points: 27-29, Grade: A Bhuvneshwar Kumar Points: 24-26, Grade: A Sandeep Sharma Points: 20-22, Grade: A
After starting the first few games on a trot, KKR have stumbled along the way as they have gone winless in their last four games – losing three games at home and away at Chepauk. KKR hence will like a change of venue as they look to win their first game after a few weeks. They have been let down by their batting unit, with their bowling faltering as well, but SRH seem to be faring no better.
They too are highly dependent on their opening duo, with their middle order and the bowlers not yet performing as per expectations. SRH won their first game after three defeats, and find themselves desperate for a win as well.
The must-haves for this match are Andre Russell, who is in blistering form, Warner and Bairstow – the duo that has helped SRH across the line, Sunil Narine and Nitish Rana, who scored an unbeaten 85 against RCB at Eden Gardens. Players like Gill and Rashid Khan – who has not been among the wickets off late, can be rotated around.