Kolkata vs Hyderabad: In the 49th match of IPL 2021 to be played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Kane Williamson-led Sunrisers Hyderabad have won the toss and decided to bat first. Whereas Kolkata Knight Riders team will bat first. Spin all-rounder Shakil Al Hasan has got a chance in the Kolkata Knight Riders team today. He has been included in the team in place of Tim Seifert.
Kolkata is ahead in head to head (Kolkata vs Hyderabad head to head)
Eoin Morgan’s team has a heavy hand in the head to head between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad. A total of 20 matches have been played between the two teams in IPL so far. During this, KKR has won 13 matches. Whereas Hyderabad team has won only seven matches.
KKR got the win in the first half
When these two teams came face to face in the first half of IPL 2021, Eoin Morgan’s team won. Right-handed explosive batsman Nitish Rana was the hero of KKR’s victory in that match. He played an innings of 80 runs in 56 balls. Kolkata had scored 187 runs in that match while playing first. In response, Hyderabad’s team could score only 177 runs. KKR won the match by 10 runs.
Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI- Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Tim Seifert/Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi, Tim Southee and Varun Chakraborty.
Sunrisers Hyderabad Playing XI- Jason Roy, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddharth Kaul and Sandeep Sharma.