Kolkata Knight Riders take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in the second match of IPL 2019 and it is surely going to be an exciting contest as both teams feature stalwart T20 cricketers.
Here we look at the top three players who will play a big role in the KKR vs SRH contest.
#3. Rashid Khan-
It is hard to keep Rashid Khan out of action in a T20 game. His leg spin is a mystery even now for a number of batsmen and hence his four overs are a key for KKR.
KKR has a powerful middle-order and it will be an exciting contest to see how they fare against Rashid. The leggie is known for bowling quicker through the air and his variations are tough to read. Can KKR handle this challenge?
#2. Kane Williamson-
An artist among butchers, Kane Williamson has once again proved that grace and finesse can accumulate runs in T20 cricket and you don’t always need power and ramp shots.
Williamson was the highest run scorer in 2018 and he is coming in this IPL with a decent form. Hence he can be expected to get big runs this year too.
#1. Sunil Narine-
The Windies bowler has become a lesser threat since he remodeled his action but even now opposition teams cannot think of taking his four overs for granted.
Narine may have lost his venom a bit but he is still highly accurate and reads the situations pretty well. Hence he will have a job in his hands in the match against SRH.
And do not forget to watch his battle against Williamson as the Kiwi batsman is generally known for his confident game against spin bowling and in Narine he will have a tough challenge.
At the same time, his batting at the top of the order can take the game away from opposition in no time. Hence SRH will have to be at their best to counter Narine’s batting.