2021 IPL – Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Preview & Prediction
When is Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad taking place? Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad will take place on Sunday 3rd October, 2021 at 15:00 (UK)
Where is Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad taking place? Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad will take place at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai
What is the expected weather for Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad? 31-33c with a moderate breeze and a small chance of thundery showers
Where can I get tickets for Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad? Check each team’s official website for the latest ticket information
What TV channel is Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad on in the UK? Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad will be televised live on Sky Sports
Where can I stream Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad? Sky Sports subscribers can stream Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad live on Sky Go
THE TEAM NEWS
KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS
- Kolkata Knight Riders fell to a damaging defeat last time out against Punjab Kings, leaves them now level with three other sides on ten points, making this a crucial contest from their perspective.
- Captain Eoin Morgan was fined for the third time in this year’s IPL due to his side’s slow over-rate and when also taking into account his poor form with the bat, it’s likely that he will not feature here and whilst both all-rounder Andre Russell and fast bowler Lockie Ferguson are both injury doubts, the experienced Shakib Al Hasan is a contender to come into the starting line-up.
- Sunrisers Hyderabad sit bottom of the table with just two wins from their 11 matches played and became the first team unable to make this year’s IPL playoffs following their latest loss at the hands of Chennai Super Kings
- On a positive note, Kane Williamson’s side pushed the high-flying Super Kings hard despite their eventual defeat and with Australian David Warner banished from the squad, it would be no surprise to see them name an unchanged team for this one.
The pressure is all on Kolkata Knight Riders heading into this clash with Sunrisers Hyderabad, who could find themselves able to perform more freely with their fate already sealed. The SRH players will all be desperate to make an impact with an eye on securing a place in next year’s IPL whether it be with their current team or another franchise all-together. For KKR, it feels like much will depend here on the players they have available. If the likes of Russell and Ferguson are fit to play, then they should prove too strong for the Sunrisers with that extra quality at their disposal. However, if both players do not feature, then SRH have the edge and backing Williamson’s men to come out on top may looks a smart play. Either way, be sure to wait for the teams to be announced before making any moves.