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Kolkata Knight Riders will lock horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad in match 19 of IPL 2023. KKR have momentum on their side. Their batting line-up is in excellent form. The Knight Riders has come here with back-to-back wins. Sunrisers' batting has been in poor shape. They earned their first points in the last game defeating the Punjab Kings. They were excellent with the ball and clinical with the bat, earning an 8-wicket win.

KKR will feel confident as they came here with a memorable win against the defending champions Gujarat Titans. It was a win out of nowhere. Rinku Singh played a blinder to take his team to a win. In the comfort of home conditions in Kolkata, KKR will look to build on their two consecutive wins and back themselves to make it a hat-trick of victories. They have found two unlikely heroes in two matches, Shardul Thakur and Rinku Singh to get their campaign up and running.

SRH has won only twice in the eight games they have played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. They don't have a good record here and need a special performance to win. Their bowlers will feel pressure in this game as KKR batters have been in excellent form. Sunrisers produced a brilliant team performance in their last match and have to do the same again in this match to compete with KKR.

KKR will be very confident of recording another victory in this game. Captain Nitish Rana will look to ride the winning momentum and strengthen the team's position on the points table while SRH will also look to continue their good performance. The team still has a long way to go before they can rejoice, as they are currently second-last on the points table.

Match Timings

Match Toss Time - 19:00 IST (13:30 GMT)

Match Start Time - 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)

Match Venue - Eden Gardens Stadium, Kolkata, India.

Head to Head

Matches Played - 23

KKR won - 15, SRH won - 8

Last 5 meetings

KKR won - 4, SRH won - 1

Weather Conditions and pitch

KKR vs SRH pitch & condtions

Team News

There are no new injury updates from either team as of now. Both sides are likely to go with the same playing XI in this match.

Englishman Jason Roy has joined the KKR squad but is unlikely to play in KKR vs SRH match.

Probable Playing XI  

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) - N. Jagadeesan (wk), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy.

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) - Harry Brook, Mayank Agarwal, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram (c), Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Washington Sundar, Macro Jansen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mayank Markande, Umran Malik, T Natarajan.

Must Picks

KKR - Sunil Narine and Rinku Singh will be the key players from KKR's squad. The all-around performance of Sunil Narine made him a very important player to pick. Rinku Singh's current form and the way he finished the last match made him a crucial player from Kolkata's side.

SRH - Rahul Tripathi is one of the most important players from SRH's team. He played a match-winning knock in the last game and is looking in good form. Leg-spinner Mayank Markande is also a key player to pick. He took 4 wickets against Punjab Kings in his first match of the season and is performing well.

KKR vs SRH fantasy team

KKR vs SRH fantasy team

Captain and Vice-Captain picks

Sunil Narine (C) & Rahul Tripathi (Vc)

Prediction

It is expected to be a close contest in this clash with both sides in confidence after recent wins. The orange army will look to maintain their momentum, however, a tough outing is expected when they will face a high-flying KKR team. Kolkata Knight Riders is overall a strong team when compared with Sunrisers Hyderabad. They have the best players in the T20 format of cricket. They come here with a confident-boosting win. They will play at their home ground and may get some home advantage as well so, it makes them favorites to win this match.

Cricwizz predicts Kolkata Knight Riders to beat Sunrisers Hyderabad in match 19 of IPL 2023.

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