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The second game of IPL 2019 sees Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) take on Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) at the majestic Eden Garden in Kolkata on March 24.
KKR Has displayed some great Cricketing skills and managed to finish in the playoffs in the past three seasons. Dinesh Karthik was appointed as Skipper of KKR last year and has successfully proved himself that he can lead KKR in the future. DK not only have to lead the team in the IPL but have to play the role of the anchor and finisher.
Knight Riders have an exceptional All-Rounders and can mark the season of IPL 2019 to victory. In Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Joe Denly, Anrich Nortje, Carlos Brathwaite, Srikanth Mundhe and Piyush Chawla the squad has seven players who can chip with the willow and leather equally.
KKR face an equally strong opposition in SRH who clinched the trophy in 2016 and finished in the play-offs in 2017. They were runner-ups last season. Naturally, the match promises to be a humdinger.
The two phases of Cricket i.e. Batting and Bowling were superb at KKR and SRH sides. KKR batting line-up follows from Robin Uthappa, Karthik, Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana. The other phase of the game, bowling of Chawla, Narine and Kuldeep Yadav gives KKR enough bowling depth.
In Williamson’s absence, Warner will lead the side, which will a major shot in the arm for the team as he can give them a flying start. SRH have great overseas players. Warner and Williamson aside, Billy Stanlake (Aus), Rashid Khan (Afg), Mohammad Nabi (Afg), Shakib-Al-Hasan (Ban), Jonny Bairstow and Martin Guptill are SRH’s overseas signings. All the players are match winners in their own right. SRH boast a great bowling unit. The likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Khan, Nabi and Shakib cover multiple bases.
Both teams have been champions of the showpiece event once in the past. SRH won the title in 2016 edging out their southern rivals Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 8 runs. Kolkata last lifted the IPL trophy in 2014 when they defeated Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in a thrilling final.