In the third match of the absolutely exhilarating Indian Premier League (IPL), the Kolkata Knight Riders will meet Sunrisers Hyderabad on Saturday at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. With two IPL trophies, KKR is one of the most successful franchises in the league. However, they had a difficult season last year.

In the previous season, their captain, Shreyas Iyer, was also uninvolved because of a back issue. Nevertheless, KKR is entering the tournament with high hopes and expectations of reclaiming the coveted trophy, bolstered by experienced players and talented youngsters.

Conversely, with a bowling arsenal like the Mitchell Stars, on whom they spent an incredible amount of INR 24.75 crore, making him the costliest player throughout the entire existence of the IPL, other powerful bowlers for KKR incorporate any semblance of Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, and Suyash Sharma.

Then again, Sunrisers Hyderabad will be driven by Australia’s Reality Cup-winning chief Pat Cummins after he was gobbled up by the establishment for INR 20.5 crore, making him the second most costly player throughout the IPL.

Sunrisers Hyderabad also include huge hitters like Travis Head, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, and Rahul Tripathi. The competition is expected to produce an enthralling display of cricketing prowess, with both teams carrying a balanced squad.

KKR Probable XI: Venkatesh Iyer, Phil Salt (wk), Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Mitchell Starc, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, and Suyash Sharma

SRH Probable XI: Mayank Agarwal, Travis Head, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Abdul Samad, Washington Sundar, Pat Cummins (c), 9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mayank Markande, T Natarajan.


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