SRH vs KKR Live Score: Eoin Morgan, David Warner greet each other during the last season.© BCCI/IPL
2016 Champions SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) take on two-time winners Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the third match of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Sunday. David Warner-led SRH will be keen to start their IPL 2021 journey in fine style when they clash against a formidable-looking KKR captained by England limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan. SRH endured a fine run in the 2020 edition and finished third in the points table in the league stages, while KKR had a stop-and-start journey since the start of the tournament as they ended fifth in the table. SRH welcome attacking batsman Jason Roy into their squad, who decided to skip IPL 2020 due to personal reasons while being a part of the Delhi Capitals squad. On the other hand, Morgan’s side boasts the likes of some of the most feared players in the international arena, Andre Russell and Pat Cummins. Since 2013, KKR hold a 12-7 win-loss advantage over SRH while also pipping them three games to two in the past five meeting between the two teams. Fans can certainly expect an enthralling contest that has the ability to go right down to the wire with nothing to chose between the two sides. (LIVE SCORECARD)
IPL 2021 Match 3 Live Cricket Score And Updates Between SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), From MA Chidambaram Stadium.
Wizardry of Rashid Khan!
Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan is a mainstay in SRH’s playing XI. He was crucial in their run to the playoffs last season, taking 20 wickets along the way in 16 games. He sixth in the race to Purple Cap, which was won by Kagiso Rabada.
He will be David Warner’s trump card this season, when important wickets are needed. Rashid will also be crucial while batting, with his big-hitting skills.
Eoin Morgan meets Jonny Bairstow, David Warner ahead of match. See pics
KKR captain Eoin Morgan met England teammate Jonny Bairstow ahead of the match, at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. The duo were also joined by SRH skipper David Warner. Here are the photos:
The best of friends off-the-field, the best of competitors on it.
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 11, 2021
All eyes on Shubman Gill!
KKR’s Shubman Gill will need to perform consistently in IPL 2021. In UAE last year, he was their main batsman but showed erratic. Finishing 12th in the Orange Cap race, he scored 440 runs in 14 games.
The youngster has been ever-present since then for India’s Test cricket team and put in good displays during the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, which the visitors won.
David Warner to challenge for the Orange Cap?
Last season, David Warner finished third in the race for Orange Cap. He scored 548 runs in 16 matches, packed with four half-centuries.
He was behind KL Rahul (670 runs) and Shikhar Dhawan (618 runs).
Last five matches
In the last five IPL fixtures between KKR and SRH, the Eoin Morgan-led side have an advantage with three wins. During last season, KKR defeated SRH in both games.
Head to head
Both sides have faced each other 19 times in the IPL since 2013. KKR have come out on top in 12 occasions, with SRH winning seven times.
Hello and good evening everyone!
Hello and good evening everyone! Welcome to our live coverage of IPL 2021’s Match 3 between SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. Both sides will be facing each other in their first game of the season. Stay tuned for some exciting cricket today, folks!
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