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TATA IPL 2024: KKR vs SRH Both Teams Playing 11

Shreyas Iyer and Pat Cummins, the leaders in focus as we look at the best playing 11 for KKR vs SRH Match 3 for IPL 2024. 

It’s time for the match 3 of TATA IPL 2024, and we have the Kolkata Knight Riders taking on the Sunrisers Hyderabad in their den in Kolkata. Both teams haven’t had the bests of the last few years in the IPL. While KKR last won an IPL trophy in 2014, SRH did the same in 2016. So, for KKR, it is almost 10 years, and similarly for SRH also, it is almost 8 years due for an IPL trophy.

Both teams also have some really interesting news for their fans. While KKR fans will be delighted with the return of Shreyas Iyer, who wasn’t a part of IPL 2023 due to injury, SRH fans will see a new captain for IPL 2024 in the form of Pat Cummins. With solid Captains and players in both sides, it promises to be an exciting contest for the fans. 

In terms of pitch, Kolkata has off-late produced spin-friendly decks. With Gautam Gambhir at the helm of KKR management, expect Eden Gardens to continue producing spin decks. Thankfully, both teams have quality spinners in their side. So, with the information available in front of us, let’s look at the IPL 2024 KKR vs SRH match 3 best playing 11 for both teams. 

Match Details:

Tournament: IPL 2024

Type: Match 3 – KKR vs SRH

Where: Kolkata

When: March 23, 2023 // 7:30 pm IST

IPL 2024 Full Squad Players List for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

Batters: Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Manish Pandey, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh & Shreyas Iyer (c)

WKs: KS Bharat, Phil Salt (o) & Rahmanullah Gurbaz (o)

All-rounders: Andre Russell (o), Anukul Roy, Ramandeep Singh, Sherfane Rutherford (o), Sunil Narine (o) & Venkatesh Iyer

Bowlers: Chetan Sakariya, Dushmantha Chameera (o), Harshit Rana, Mitchell Starc (o), Mujeeb Rahman (o), Sakib Hussain, Suyash Sharma, Vaibhav Arora & Varun Chakravarthy

Kolkata Knight Riders Best Playing 11

The Kolkata Knight Riders will face a big dilemma in playing one between Phil Salt and Rahmanullah Gurbaz. Both are aggressive wicket-keepers, and with KKR in need of a keeper in their playing 11, one of these two will definitely play. While Gurbaz is a retained player, Phil Salt came in as a replacement for Jason Roy. Between two, Salt seems more potent, and is also one of the preferred openers for England, so has to play above Gurbaz.

Supporting Salt will most-likely be Venkatesh Iyer, who will be itching to perform after being dropped from the national side.  Meanwhile, For the middle-order, KKR have three solid options in the form of Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer, and Rinku Singh. This is a solid middle-order, and with the return of Shreyas Iyer, KKR have a formidable top 5. 

With a formidable top 5, the lower-order for KKR is also strong with the likes of Andre Russell, Manish Pandey, and Sunil Narine. Finally, for the bowling, KKR will have Mitchell Starc, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, and Suyas Sharma. As strong as the batting lineup for KKR, their bowling lineup lacks depth with dependency on a couple of bowlers.  

IPL 2024 – KKR vs SRH Playing 11 for Kolkata Knight Riders

  1. Phil Salt (wk)
  2. Venkatesh Iyer
  3. Nitish Rana
  4. Shreyas Iyer (c)
  5. Rinku Singh
  6. Andre Russell
  7. Manish Pandey
  8. Sunil Narine
  9. Mitchell Starc
  10. Harshit Rana
  11. Varun Chakravarthy
  12. Suyash Sharma (Impact Player)

KKR Other Impact Players: Vaibhav Arora, KS Bharat, Anukul Roy & Chetan Sakariya

IPL 2024 Full Squad Players List for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)

Batters: Abdul Samad, Aiden Markram (o), Anmolpreet Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Rahul Tripathi & Travis Head (o)

WKs: Glenn Phillips (o), Heinrich Klaasen (o), Upendra Yadav

All-rounders: Abhishek Sharma, Marco Jansen (o), Nitish Reddy, Sanvir Singh, Shahbaz Ahmed, Washington Sundar & Wanindu Hasaranga (o)

Bowlers: Akash Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Fazalhaq Farooqi (o), Jaydev Unadkat, Jhathavedh Subramanyan, Mayank Markande, Pat Cummins (o), T Natarajan & Umran Malik

Sunrisers Hyderabad Best Predicted Playing 11 

The first important question for SRH will be the selection of their opening combination. Last year, they saw Mayank Agarwal and Abhishek Sharma for most of the matches. But with Travis Head in the squad, SRH are unlikely to continue with the same opening combination. So, we should mostly see Travis Head and Mayank Agarwal as the two best openers for SRH. 

With the top 2 players set, SRH will mostly play Rahul Tripathi at number 3, Aiden Markram at number 4, and Heinrich Klaasen at the number 5 position. This is undoubtedly one of the strongest top 5 in the competition. However, all these players will have to play to full potential for Sunrisers Hyderabad to have a good chance in the competition. In addition, SRH will see Abhishek Sharma, Shahbaz Ahmed, and Washington Sundar as good lower-order players.

Finally, talking about the bowlers, SRH have Pat Cummins as the leader of the pack with good support from Bhuvneshwar Kumar and T Natarajan in the pace department. For the spin department, SRH will rely on Mayank Markande, Washington Sundar, and Shahbaz Ahmed. SRH are pretty sorted in the bowling too, but just need these players to play to full potential.    

IPL 2024 – KKR vs SRH Playing 11 for Sunrisers Hyderabad

  1. Travis Head
  2. Mayank Agarwal
  3. Rahul Tripathi
  4. Aiden Markram 
  5. Heinrich Klaasen (wk)
  6. Abhishek Sharma 
  7. Shahbaz Ahmed
  8. Washington Sundar
  9. Pat Cummins (c)
  10. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
  11. T. Natarajan
  12. Mayank Markande (Impact Player)

SRH Other Impact Players: Abdul Samad, Umran Malik, Jaydev Unadkat & Nitish Reddy

Top Fantasy Playing 11 for KKR vs SRH Match 3 of IPL 2024: 

Batters: Travis Head, Shreyas Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Rinku Singh & Aiden Markram

Wks: Heinrich Klaasen

All-rounders: Andre Russell

Bowlers: Mitchell Starc, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshit Rana & Varun Chakravarthy 

CVC Choice: Travis Head & Andre Russell

So, that’s about the playing 11 for KKR vs SRH for IPL 2024. 

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