IPL 2021: The third match of the Indian Cricket League 2021 will be played in Chennai between the teams of Hyderabad and Kolkata today. Hyderabad, who had won the trophy once and the two-time winners Kolkata, would like to start victorious by winning the first match this year.
Kolkata could not make it to the playoffs last season while Hyderabad lost in the second qualifier.
Head to head combat:
So far 19 matches have been played between the two teams, out of which Hyderabad team has won seven matches, while Kolkata has won 12 matches.
Learn Hyderabad's playing eleven:
Captain David Warner and Wicketkeeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha can start the innings. A part from Rashid Khan and Warner, Kane Williamson and Jason Holder could be the other foreign players. Manish Pandey and Kedar Jadhav will strengthen the middle order.
Possible XI: Warner (Captain), Saha (wicketkeeper), Williamson, Pandey, Jadhav, Samad, Holder, Rashid, Bhubaneswar, Natarajan and Sandeep.
Kolkata may descend with this combination:
Shubman Gill and Rahul Tripathi may open.
Four foreign players will be Shakib Al Hasan, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins and captain Eoin Morgan. Varun Chakraborty can be seen in the spin department.
Possible XI: Shubman, Tripathi, Nitish, Shakib, Morgan (captain), Russell, Karthik (wicketkeeper), Cummins, Chakraborty, Nagerkoti and Krishna.
The match will start at 7:30 pm.