Game two of the IPL 2019 see’s Kolkata Knight Riders taking on Sunrisers Hyderabad , the game is live on BT Sports in the UK from 10.30am GMT. Check out the key game stats below and our match prediction for the Kolkata Knight Riders taking on Sunrisers Hyderabad.
All-time meetings: Kolkata Knight Riders W9, Sunrisers Hyderabad W6
Last meeting: Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 13 runs
KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS
Coach: Jacques Kallis
Captain: Dinesh Karthik
Kolkata Knight Riders have finished in the top four in each of their last three seasons but failed to reach the final and build on their two previous titles so they will be targeting success this year as they kick off against last year’s runners-up from Hyderabad.
Coach: Tom Moody
Captain: Kane Williamson
Sunrisers Hyderabad were runners-up last year but will be desperate to go one further this time around as they have managed to retain and they too are able to count upon their full squad for this opening match in Kolkata.
This match between the Knight Riders and Sunrisers promises to be a blockbuster even at this early stage of the tournament. Both teams are expected to compete for a top four place and there is plenty of star quality in both teams. So much depends on which team hits the ground running and there is very little to choose between them in previous meetings with KKR edging that nine wins to six. Home advantage may give them the edge, but the Sunrisers bowling unit is superb and may be the decisive factor if they start well.