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Commentator: @saurabh_42

Squad

PLAYERROLE
KS Williamson (c)Top-order batsman
Abhishek Sharma Bowler
KK Ahmed Bowler
JM Bairstow †Middle-order batsman
Basil Thampi Bowler
RK Bhui Top-order batsman
SP Goswami †Wicketkeeper batsman
MJ Guptill Opening batsman
DJ Hooda Allrounder
S Kaul Bowler
B Kumar Bowler
Mohammad Nabi Allrounder
S Nadeem Bowler
T Natarajan Bowler
MK Pandey Top-order batsman
YK Pathan Allrounder
Rashid Khan Bowler
WP Saha †Wicketkeeper batsman
Sandeep Sharma Bowler
V Shankar Allrounder
Shakib Al Hasan Allrounder
B Stanlake Bowler
DA Warner Opening batsman

Squad

Sunrisers Hyderabad
PLAYERROLE
KS Williamson (c)Top-order batsman
Abhishek Sharma Bowler
KK Ahmed Bowler
JM Bairstow †Middle-order batsman
Basil Thampi Bowler
RK Bhui Top-order batsman
SP Goswami †Wicketkeeper batsman
MJ Guptill Opening batsman
DJ Hooda Allrounder
S Kaul Bowler
B Kumar Bowler
Mohammad Nabi Allrounder
S Nadeem Bowler
T Natarajan Bowler
MK Pandey Top-order batsman
YK Pathan Allrounder
Rashid Khan Bowler
WP Saha †Wicketkeeper batsman
Sandeep Sharma Bowler
V Shankar Allrounder
Shakib Al Hasan Allrounder
B Stanlake Bowler
DA Warner Opening batsman
Kolkata Knight Riders
PLAYERROLE
KD Karthik (c) †Wicketkeeper batsman
CR Brathwaite Allrounder
KC Cariappa Bowler
PP Chawla Allrounder
JL Denly Opening batsman
LH Ferguson Bowler
HF Gurney Bowler
Kuldeep Yadav Bowler
CA Lynn Batsman
SS Mundhe Allrounder
NS Naik †Wicketkeeper batsman
SP Narine Bowler
M Prasidh Krishna Bowler
Y Prithvi Raj Bowler
N Rana Middle-order batsman
AD Russell Allrounder
S Sandeep Warrier Bowler
Shubman Gill Opening batsman
RK Singh Middle-order batsman
RV Uthappa Batsman

3.10pm: This is a bottom half clash, though at the start of the tournament it could have been a top-of-table one. Both teams have slipped after good starts, and both need a win. Knight Riders perhaps need one more. Despite having the player of the tournament so far in Andre Russell, they've lost four in four. How the teams look, going into the match? Varun Shetty's preview should have you covered.

3.05pm: A sombre note to start the day on, with the news of the attacks in Sri Lanka. Muttiah Muralitharan is a much-loved figure in the Sunrisers camp - in world cricket actually - and our thoughts are with him on what must be a devastatingly difficult day.

Saleque Sufi: "I think its time Shakib gets a game. He is too good a player to leave out match after match " - it is hard on Shakib, but the limit on four overseas players forces such decisions at times.

Mustafa Moudi: "Yesterday RR finally did what they should have done from the beginning of the season itself, by giving the Captaincy to Smith. I wish we get a similar news today as well from SRH camp, as Williamson doesnt even deserves to be in the Playing XI, let alone being the captain. Warner deserves the Captaincy over anybody in SRH !!" - even if Williamson weren't in the XI (and I think he definitely deserves to be in it), the vice-captain is Bhuvneshwar, so the captaincy will go to him.

3pm: Hello and welcome to our live ball by ball coverage for the first of today's double headers, with Sunrisers Hyderabad taking on Kolkata Knight Riders. Both teams have eight points, though Knight Riders have played one match more than Sunrisers. I am Saurabh Somani and will be joined by Ankur Dhawan on commentary.

Players To Watch - Batsmen

  • DA WarnerSRH
    8MAT
    450RUNS
    75.00AVG
    145.16SR
  • JM BairstowSRH
    8MAT
    365RUNS
    52.14AVG
    153.36SR
  • AD RussellKKR
    10MAT
    380RUNS
    63.33AVG
    213.48SR
  • N RanaKKR
    10MAT
    308RUNS
    38.50AVG
    153.23SR

Players To Watch - Bowlers

  • Rashid KhanSRH
    10MAT
    11W
    5.55ECO
    21.8SR
  • Sandeep SharmaSRH
    9MAT
    9W
    8.03ECO
    23.2SR
  • SP NarineKKR
    8MAT
    7W
    7.27ECO
    24.2SR
  • PP ChawlaKKR
    10MAT
    7W
    8.09ECO
    27.8SR

Head To Head

LAST FIVE MATCHESDATESERIES/TOURNAMENT
SRHSRH181/3lost to183/4 KKRKKR24/03/19Indian Premier League
SRHSRH174/7beat160/9 KKRKKR25/05/18Indian Premier League
SRHSRH172/9lost to173/5 KKRKKR19/05/18Indian Premier League
SRHSRH139/5 beat138/8KKRKKR14/04/18Indian Premier League
SRHSRH128/7lost to48/3 KKRKKR17/05/17Indian Premier League