KKR vs SRH IPL Score: Shubman Gill will look to score big vs SunRisers Hyderabad in a must-win game.© BCCI/IPL
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will look to go a step closer to playoff qualification when they take on SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Sunday in Match 49 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai. Kolkata are one of the four teams who with 10 points and aiming for a top-four finish. Hyderabad are at the bottom of the points table and out of the tournament as they won just two off their 11 games this season. KKR, who are fourth in the points table, have two more games left in their campaign this year and, in order to qualify for the playoffs, need to win both matches with a better net run-rate. (LIVE SCORECARD)
IPL 2021 Live Score Updates Between Kolkata Knight Riders vs SunRisers Hyderabad, Straight From Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Must-Win Game For KKR!
Both the team lost their last matches, Kolkata Knight Riders lost against Punjab Kings in a close-encounter while SunRisers Hyderabad saw a 6-wicket loss vs Chennai Super Kings where MS Dhoni’s last-ball six made the headlines. They both faced batting failures as their middle-order hasn’t done a lot since the season was resumed in the UAE. KKR skipper Eoin Morgan had a bad outing with the ball so far this season while SRH dropped their former skipper David Warner and roped in English opener Jason Roy in the squad who performed well against Rajasthan Royals. This is a must-win game for KKR looking at the playoff scenarios. SunRisers have nothing to lose as they are already out of the tournament but they will keep an eye on individual performances ahead of the mega auction next year.
Hello and Welcome!
Hello and Welcome to the live blog of the match between Kolkata Knight Riders and SunRisers Hyderabad that will start shortly at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai. This is a do-or-die game for KKR as if they lose then they can finish at a maximum of 12 points where playoff qualification hopes will be dented a lot. Even if KKR win both of their remaining matches then also a lot will depend on the net run-rate. SunRisers Hyderabad are at the bottom of the points table and out of the tournament as they have just 4 points in the table off their 11 matches this season.
The match will start at 7:30 PM IST while the toss will take place at 7:00 PM IST.
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