Unmukt Chand fails to impress on Big Bash League debut
18 Jan 2022
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) take on the lacklustre Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the 61st fixture of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at MCA Stadium in Pune.
This is practically a virtual knockout between the two franchises as they wish to remain alive in the race to playoffs. A loss here could end Kolkata’s journey, while Hyderabad is in no different position after suffering a significant loss against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their previous contest.
After a lot of planning and consideration, we have a set of names that could provide you with some good rewards in the fantasy contest tonight.
Andre Russell: The West Indian superstar has been in good form this season and has been one of the critical reasons for KKR’s little found success they have managed to achieve this season. Dre Russ has scored 281 runs with the bat and has equally contributed with the bowl, with fourteen wickets to his name.
Aiden Markram: The South African all-rounder has been one of the most crucial players for SRH in their batting order this season. Markram has 326 runs to his name in nine outings and can contribute with the ball in the absence of Washington Sundar.
Rahul Tripathi: The Indian batter has been the cornerstone of SRH’s batting order and has led the charge from the front. He’s the third highest scorer for the franchise, with 308 runs to his name with a strike rate above 164.
Expert’s take: “This could be a low scoring contest with 150-160 runs in the first innings. The wicket is bound to help the bowlers here. The batters will struggle a little to score runs with a high strike rate,”
“Iyer is a good player of the ball in the middle overs and can anchor the innings. Nitish Rana has been a good supporting player and has scored runs with a flourish this season.”
“Bhuvi, on the other hand, should get a lot of support from the pitch here at Pune tonight. The experienced bowler has been in good form in the last few games and could emerge as one of the top wicket takers tonight.”
Shreyash Iyer: The KKR skipper has 336 runs to his name this season and will have a lot to do if his team wants to make it into the playoffs. Iyer has been the top run scorer for his franchise and will have to anchor the innings tonight.
Nitish Rana: Nitish Rana has surprisingly been Mister Dependable for KKR this season and has done his best to pull the franchise out of precarious positions. The batter has 293 runs to his name and could turn out to be a game changer tonight.
Bhuvaneshwar Kumar: Bhuvi has been a little out of touch this season with ten wickets to his name, with the youngsters taking charge this season. However, with T Natarajan expected to miss the game again due to his injury, Bhuvi will have additional duties on his shoulders.