Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Match 61 of the IPL 2022, on 14th May at the MCA Stadium, Pune.
KKR is currently at the 7th spot with 5 wins in 12 matches while SRH is at the 6th position with 5 wins in 11 matches.
Both the sides have made some changes to their playing 11 in the last match. Let’s take a look at the probable playing 11 for their 2nd head to head of the season.
KKR is back to square one by bringing Ajinkya Rahane and Venkatesh Iyer to the opening slots.
Skipper Shreyas Iyer is the leading run scorer of the team with 336 runs followed by Nitish Rana at 293 runs currently.
Rinku Singh has played some crucial knocks and he will be retained in this playing 11 against SRH.
Among the all-rounders, Andre Russell is in terrific form this season while Sunil Narine is struggling a bit to find his touch.
Pat Cummins has been ruled out of the league due to hip injury and Umesh Yadav has few chances of making it back to the playing 11 but currently Tim Southee, Varun Chakravarthy and Anukul Roy are taking care of the bowling unit of KKR.
Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Tim Southee, Varun Chakravarthy, Anukul Roy
Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson and Rahul Tripathi make a good trio at the top order for SRH. Abhishek Sharma is currently the leading run scorer of the team with 331 runs in 11 innings.
Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran and Shashank Singh are at the middle-order. Shashank Singh is not playing well so he might be replaced in the upcoming matches. Pooran and Markram are in good touch and they both have the highest batting average currently.
Jagadeesha Suchith is the main spinner while Markram and Abhishek Sharma are the part-time spinners for SRH.
T Natarajan might be back to the playing 11 after recovering from the injury. He will join Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Fazalhaq Farooqi and the new sensational fast bowler Umran Malik, at the pace attack.
Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shashank Singh, Jagadeesha Suchith, T Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Umran Malik