Kolkata Knight Riders is hosting Sunrisers Hyderabad in their opening contest of Indian Premier League this season at home. All the focus is likely going to be on the returning David Warner, who will be playing his first IPL match since the ball tampering ban last year in May.
SRH Head coach Tom Moody has made it clear that in the absence of Kane Wiliamson, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been given role to lead the team. Now this opens up the possibility for KKR to surprise an inxperienced captain.
So, Lockie Ferguson makes his debut for Kolkata Knight Riders and Jonny Bairstow makes his debut for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Warner and Bairstow at the top – two destructive forces.
Kolkata Knight Riders have won the toss and have opted to field first. First match of #IPL2019 was a big disappointment for all the fans as such pitches are good for Test cricket – not for t20. I hope we will have some interesting and high scoring matches soon.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) March 24, 2019
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI)
Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna
Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI)
David Warner, Jonny Bairstow(w), Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Shakib Al Hasan, Vijay Shankar, Yusuf Pathan, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar(c), Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul
Watch Live Streaming
The live streaming of KKR vs SRH match will be available at Star Sports Network (Star Sports and Star Gold) and users can also watch this complete tournament on internet through hotstar.