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The third match of the 14th season of IPL will be played on Sunday between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad. The match is at Chepak Stadium in Chennai. This ground is generally spinner friendly. But in the last match between Mumbai and Bengaluru, the fast bowlers took 11 wickets out of 17.
Choosing the right batsmen and all-rounders for the fantasy game can give you a lot of points. Let’s try to know how the playing conditions will be for this match and which players can get more points in fantasy games.
Head to head
In 19 matches between the two teams so far, Kolkata won 12 and Hyderabad won 7 matches. KKR had won in the last season match between the two. However, KKR could not make it to the playoffs. KKR, SRH and RCB had equal points (14) in the 13th season. But RCB and SRH reached the playoffs due to being above net runrate.
The pitch at the M Chidambaram Stadium has been helpful to the spinners lately. However, this time the pitch preparation was done under the supervision of IPL instead of Chennai Super Kings. Nevertheless, it is expected that the spinners can show amazing here.
Johnny Bairstow of Hyderabad, Dinesh Karthik is the wicketkeeper of Kolkata Chennai. Bairstow opens on behalf of SRH. At the same time, Dinesh Karthik generally comes at number-4 or 5. Bairstow was in tremendous form in the recent India-England ODI series. He scored 219 runs in 3 matches at an average of 73 and a strike rate of 120. Bairstow can be included in the team as a wicketkeeper.
David Warner was Hyderabad’s top scorer last season. He has been playing cricket continuously for the last few months. He was also a part of Test series and T20 series against India. Warner is considered one of the most dangerous batsmen of the T20 format. He is the only batsman in the IPL to score 500+ runs for 6 consecutive seasons. Warner has scored 60+ runs in the last 5 IPL matches twice.
Shubman Gill has not played T20 cricket in the last few months. But like Warner, he was the top scorer of his team (KKR) last season. Shubman has scored 25+ runs in his last 3 IPL matches. Apart from these two, the team can include veteran Kane Williamson and Nitish Rana.
Both Kolkata and Hyderabad have great all-rounders. Andre Russell is fit and ready for the IPL. He last played in the Lanka Premier League with the Colombo Kings team. He has taken 5 wickets in the last 5 T20 matches. Along with this, he has also scored 70+ runs.
Kolkata’s team looks balanced due to Shakib’s arrival. They can bat anywhere in middle and lower order. Also bowling in Powerplay. Bangabandhu was in superb form in the cup. It may be beneficial to include only these two in all-rounders.
The match is to be held in Chepak, Chennai. Its pitch is spin friendly. In such a situation, the inclusion of the best two spinners Rashid Khan and Harbhajan Singh in both the teams can provide points. At the same time, it may be beneficial to include Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Yorker specialist T Natarajan in the fast bowlers.
Captain and vice-captain
It can be beneficial to choose the captain and vice-captain from any top order batsman or all-rounders of both teams.
Note: Suggestions have been made based on recent records and prospects. In the match, these assessments can be right or wrong. While choosing the team, keep in mind the risks associated with fantasy league.