The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) are gearing up for their 19th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 season on April 14 at the famed Eden Gardens in Kolkata. This clash has a history of delivering excitement; fans can expect nothing less this time.
Historically, KKR has dominated SRH, claiming victory in 23 of their 31 encounters. This season, the Knight Riders find themselves in a strong position, winning two out of their first three matches, placing them third in the points table. Their impressive net run rate of +1.375 is a testament to their excellent form.
Conversely, the Sunrisers have stumbled out of the gate this season, managing only a single win in their opening three fixtures. This slow start has left them languishing in the penultimate position in the points table. With a net run rate of -1.502, SRH must dig deep and fight hard to turn their fortunes around.
Coming off a thrilling victory in their last match, thanks mainly to Rinku Singh’s heroics, KKR enters the game with confidence. They have already posted two 200-plus run totals this season, both of which they successfully chased and defended. This bodes well for their momentum heading into the match.
SRH must draw inspiration from their win against the Punjab Kings. Critical performances from Marco Jansen, Aiden Markram, and Rahul Tripathi were instrumental in that victory, and their contributions will be vital in the upcoming match. Mayank Markande will also be a key figure, following his impressive 4 for 15 bowling spell in their previous game.
Eden Gardens Pitch Report
The weather at Eden Gardens is forecasted to be hot and dry, with temperatures reaching around 41 degrees Celsius at 8 PM and 33% humidity. Historically, the team batting second has a 60% winning percentage at this venue. The pitch is known for being batting-friendly, consistently producing high-scoring contests. Spinners could play a pivotal role in the latter stages of the match, and both captains will likely opt to bowl first if they win the toss.
IPL 2023 KKR vs SRH Match Details
Location: Eden Gardens, Kolkata Date and Time: April 14, 7:30 pm IST
How to Watch KKR vs SRH on TV
The KKR vs SRH match will be broadcast on Star Sports channels – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 3, and Star Sports 3 HD.
How to Stream KKR vs SRH Live
The live streaming of the KKR vs SRH IPL 2023 match will be available on Jio Cinema.