Two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champion Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will take on the 2016 season’s winner Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in match three of the 2021 IPL at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Sunday.
Kolkata has faced off against Hyderabad 19 times in the IPL since 2013, holding a 12-7 win-loss advantage.
In the last five encounters between the two sides, the Knight Riders hold a slight edge over the Sunrisers, winning three times. KKR won both the games against SRH last season as well.
During match eight of IPL 2020 in Abu Dhabi, Kolkata beat Hyderabad by seven wickets with two overs to spare. Manish Pandey’s 38-ball 51 was not enough as Shubman Gill’s unbeaten 70 guided the men in purple home in the chase of 143.