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Both Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad are seeking a better 2024. They each missed out on the playoffs last season, with SRH in particular disappointing one and all by finishing bottom.

This season, they have made a number of changes, starting with the captain. 20 crore man Pat Cummins, who led Australia to the World Cup title in India last year, will now aim to do the same with SRH. The Orange Army’s overseas contingent is arguably the best in the league, but whether they can nail their combinations straight away is key.

For KKR, Shreyas Iyer returns and they have record man Mitchell Starc in their ranks. Also, and perhaps most importantly, Gautam Gambhir is back as a mentor and fans will be hoping he produces the magic touch for a team that has missed the playoffs in four of the last five seasons.

ALSO READ: CricBlog’s 4 big predictions for IPL 2024

IPL 2024 3rd match: KKR vs SRH Possible Playing XIs

As mentioned, Shreyas Iyer returns for KKR. They have a choice to make regarding their keeper-opener with Phil Salt and Rahmanullah Gurbaz the options.

In T20s this year, Phil Salt has scored just 172 runs at an average of 15.64 and strike rate of 165.38. Rahmanullah Gurbaz has hit 349 runs at an average of 23.27 and strike rate of 149.15.

Kolkata Knight Riders: 1. Venkatesh Iyer, 2. Phil Salt/Rahmanullah Gurbaz (OS, wk), 3. Shreyas Iyer (c), 4. Nitish Rana, 5. Rinku Singh, 6. Andre Russell (OS), 7. Ramandeep Singh, 8. Sunil Narine, 9. Mitchell Starc (OS), 10. Harshit Rana, 11 Varun Chakravarthy

Possible impact player sub: Suyash Sharma/Nitish Rana

This SRH’s fourth consecutive season where they have a new captain and coach. Whether Daniel Vettori and Cummins can make the right moves remains to be seen.

Wanindu Hasaranga is unavailable for this game as he is with Sri Lanka in Bangladesh. Marco Jansen could miss out with Head, Markram and Klaasen likely to be the overseas players along with Cummins.

Sunrisers Hyderabad: 1. Abhishek Sharma/Mayank Agarwal, 2. Travis Head (OS), 3. Rahul Tripathi, 4. Aiden Markram (OS), 5. Heinrich Klaasen (OS, wk), 6. Abdul Samad, 7. Washington Sundar, 8. Pat Cummins (OS, c), 9. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10. Mayank Markande, 11. Umran Malik

Possible impact player sub: Abdul Samad/T Natarajan or Jaydev Unadkat

Fantasy Cricket Tips for 3rd match of IPL 2024: Key Players to Watch/Key Stats for KKR vs SRH

Kolkata Knight Riders:

  • Nitish Rana has a strong record against SRH. In 13 matches, the left-hander has scored 483 runs at an average of 37.15 and strike rate of 141.64.
  • Shreyas Iyer averages 32.38 in 15 matches against SRH (421 runs, SR 115.03). He has similar numbers at Eden Gardens with 294 runs at an average of 29.40 and strike rate of 135.48.
  • Iyer against spin will be an interesting watch. He has a strike rate of 145.8 against Washington Sundar, but has been dismissed twice. Mayank Markande has dismissed Iyer once in four balls.
  • Rinku Singh had a dream 2023 and will be looking to repeat it. He is particularly brilliant when chasing. In T20s since the start of 2023, Rinku has smashed 355 runs when batting second at an average of 118.33 and strike rate of 168.24.
  • Since 2015, Andre Russell has a strike rate of 158.55 against SRH (avg. 21.91). He has also taken 17 wickets.
  • Russell has a magnificent record against Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the IPL: 28 balls, 63 runs, one dismissal. He has also struck 19 off nine balls against Pat Cummins (no dismissal).
  • A spinning pitch is expected at Eden Gardens. Watch out for Varun Chakravarthy. He will be looking to improve on his record vs SRH: 8 inns, 7 wickets, avg. 35.71, econ. 8.06.

Sunrisers Hyderabad:

  • Rahul Tripathi has a superb record against KKR’s spinners. He has smashed 71 off 48 balls without dismissal against Sunil Narine and 24 off nine balls against Varun Chakravarthy also without dismissal.
  • Spin to win? Watch out for Heinrich Klaasen. In franchise T20s since the start of 2023, Klaasen has belted 711 runs against spin at an average of 79.00 and strike rate of 199.7.
  • Aiden Markram loves playing KKR. He has scored 191 runs at an average of 63.67 and strike rate of 150.39 against them.
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar has taken 24 wickets in 22 matches against KKR. He has an excellent record against Shreyas Iyer: 49 balls, 44 runs, three dismissals.
  • Umran Malik vs KKR: 4 inns, 6 wickets, avg. 20.50, econ. 8.79. He has dismissed Shreyas Iyer twice for 16 runs in 15 balls.

Other Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head: Matches 25, KKR 16, SRH 9.
  • Nitish Rana career record at Eden Gardens: 21 inns, 638 runs, avg. 31.90, SR 140.22.
  • Rana vs T Natarajan: 44 balls, 76 runs, three dismissals. Washington Sundar has a good record against the left-hander: 26 balls, 36 runs, two dismissals.
  • Venkatesh Iyer has scored just 38 runs in five innings against SRH. Sunil Narine has taken just 11 wickets in 22 innings against the Orange Army (avg. 50.27).
  • Mayank Agarwal has struggled against KKR’s bowlers: 12 runs in 17 balls (one dismissal) vs Starc, 15 runs in 19 balls (one dismissal) vs Chakravarthy, 22 runs in 24 balls (three dismissals) vs Russell, 40 runs in 32 balls (two dismissals) vs Narine.

Eden Gardens Kolkata Pitch Report and Weather

Eden Gardens was helpful for the spinners in the 2023 ODI World Cup. This was especially the case in the semi-final between Australia and South Africa. Given KKR’s team revolves around their spinners, they are likely to have turning pitches.

The temperature will be around 25 degrees. Some dew is expected, but not too much according to ESPNcricinfo.

IPL 2024 3rd match: KKR vs SRH Dream11 Prediction Today

Note: The below teams are not based on the final playing XIs. We may not be able to update these in time. Use the stats and commentary in this article, as well as your own instincts, to create your teams.

Option 1:

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IPL 2024 3rd match: KKR vs SRH Dream11 Prediction Today

Option 2:

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IPL 2024 3rd match: KKR vs SRH Dream11 Prediction Today

KKR vs SRH Match Prediction: Who will win?

An exciting clash awaits between two teams with plenty of potential. KKR, at home, will win, especially if it is a pitch that assists the spinners.

Charbel Coorey
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Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has also been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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