The third match of IPL 2021 will be played between Sunrisers Hyderabad ( SRH) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Here we try to figure out the Playing XI,strength and weakness of both these star-studded sides.

Teams: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight riders

Date: April 11th 2021, Saturday

Venue: MA Chidambaram stadium (Chennai)

Timing: 7.30 pm (Indian standard time)

  • Captains:
  • Kolkata Knight Riders – Eoin Morgan
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad full squad: IPL 2021
David WarnerBhuvneshwar KumarJonny BairstowMohammad Nabi
Kane WilliamsonRashid KhanShreevats GoswamiAbhishek Sharma
Manish PandeySandeep SharmaWriddhiman SahaVijay Shankar
Virat SinghT NatarajanMitchell Marsh
Priyam GargBasil ThampiJason Holder
Abdul SamadShahbaz Nadeem
Kedar JadhavSiddharth Kaul
Khaleel Ahmed
Mujeeb Zadran
J Suchith
  • IPL 2021 Sunrisers Hyderabad expected playing XI:
  • 1 David Warner
  • 2 Wriddhiman Saha
  • 3 Kane Williamson
  • 4 Manish Pandey
  • 5 Vijay Shankar
  • 6 Priyam Garg
  • 7 Jason Holder
  • 8 Adil Rashid
  • 9 Bhuvneshwar kumar
  • 10 Nadeem
  • 11 T.Natarajan
  • Kolkata Knight Riders full squad:
Eoin MorganKamlesh NagarkotiDinesh KarthikAndre Russell
Shubman GillKuldeep YadavSheldon JacksonSunil Narine
Nitish RanaLockie FergusonPat Cummins
Rinku SinghPrasidh KrishnaShakib Al Hasan
Rahul TripathiSandeep WarrierBen Cutting
Karun NairShivam MaviPawan Negi
Varun ChakravarthyVenkatesh Iyer
Harbhajan Singh
Vaibhav Arora
  • IPL 2021 Kolkata Knight Riders playing XI:
  • 1) Shubman Gill,
  • 2) Rahul Tripathi,
  • 3) Nitish Rana,
  • 4) Eoin Morgan (C),
  • 5) Andre Russell,
  • 6) Dinesh Karthik (WK),
  • 7) Sunil Narine,
  • 8) Pat Cummins,
  • 9) Shivam Mavi,
  • 10) Varun Chakravarthy,
  • 11) Prasidh Krishna.

Total of 19 matches have been played by Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders till date. Out of the 19 matches, KKR has won 12 matches while SRH has managed to win only 7 matches. It is to note here that Sunrisers Hyderabad have been a part of IPL from the year 2013. Prior to that, it was Deccan Chargers.

  • Strength and weakness:
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad:


The strength of Sunrisers Hyderabad has been their quality 1,2,3 batsmen. David Warner opens the innings with either Johnny Bairstow or Saha. These players are very destructive at their given day. Kane Williamson comes at no 3 which is very ideal and most important position. These players provide a very strong foundation for the middle order.


The strength for SRH can sometimes become a weakness for them. At times, when the top order fails to fire, then SRH does not have much experience in the batting order to carry the team forward. The likes of Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad etc are very young at this level to shoulder the responsibility.

  • Kolkata Knight Riders:


Kolkata Knight riders have the best foreign players in their squad. The likes of Eoin Morgan, Sunil Naraine, Andre Russel, Pat Cummins provide a lot of variety to their team. Sunil naraine and Andre Russel are multi-dimensional players who along with bowling can also contribute with the bat. In fact, sunil Naraine has many times opened the innings for KKR and has scored quick runs for the team.


Kolkata Knight Riders have been famous for changing their captain mid-way in the tournament. Last season Dinesh karthik stepped down as the captain mid-way during the tournament. The team has also failed to find a proper replacement for Dinesh Kartik as a wicketkeeper. This has led to problems many times for KKR.