Nitish Rana, the captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders, determined to bowl first in opposition to the Sunrisers Hyderabad on the Eden Gardens on Friday after profitable the toss. The beginning lineup for KKR hasn’t modified, nevertheless, Washington Sundar has been changed by Abhishek Sharma for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
The Knight Riders are at present in third place within the factors standings after profitable two of their first three video games. The Sunisers began the season with two losses earlier than selecting up their first win of the yr in opposition to the Punjab Kings of their earlier match.
Why is Washington Sundar not enjoying at the moment?
Washington Sundar didn’t have a lot bowling to do on this match. He has not been bowling within the powerplay nor contributing a lot with the bat. Therefore he’s changed by younger Punjab batter Abhishek Sharma.
Abhishek Sharma has been part of the Sunrisers Hyderabad squad for the final 2-3 years and is a really thrilling younger expertise. He’s glorious in opposition to spin and is simply among the many handful of batters to take down Rashid Khan. With Harry Brook opening within the final innings and his struggles in opposition to spin, Abhishek may play within the center order to deal with the spin trio of KKR.
What did the captains say on the toss?
Aiden Markram: Completely satisfied both method. Would have appeared to bowl, that’s the development. It is a high-scoring wicket, so joyful to get runs on the board. Good to get a win, and at the moment is a contemporary begin. Hopefully, we will do effectively. One change, Abhishek Sharma is available in for Washi Sundar. I don’t suppose we’ll set a goal, it’s good to take a look at the pitch after which reassess. No matter we get we’ll attempt our greatest to defend.
Nitish Rana: We’ll bowl first. We’ve been practising right here and there was dew. Retaining in thoughts, we wish to chase. Similar XI for at the moment.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (Taking part in XI)
Harry Brook, Mayank Agarwal, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram(c), Abhishek Sharma, Heinrich Klaasen(w), Marco Jansen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mayank Markande, Umran Malik, T Natarajan
Kolkata Knight Riders (Taking part in XI)
Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), N Jagadeesan, Nitish Rana(c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Suyash Sharma, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakaravarthy