Arjun Bhalla ∙ Updated: May 5 2023, 2:52 PM | 2 Min Read

What Is The Cricket Match Today? Expected Team Changes, Winner Prediction

image-lh91pqueBhuvneshwar will again be SRH's pact leader (AP Photo)

On Thursday, two teams - Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders, who need to prove a lot in IPL 2023, will meet each as the caravan begins at Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. Crawling in the bottom half of the points table, SRH and KKR need to start their hike, and their upward journey should begin tonight if they hope to make it to the playoffs.

What is the Venue of the SRH vs KKR Game?

Aiden Markram's Sunrisers will welcome the Nitish Rana-led Kolkata at their den in Hyderabad. These two sides have met each other once this season, and it went SRH's way because of Harry Brook's classy century.

What are the expected changes in the playing XI of SRH against KKR?

After winning their last game in Delhi, SRH might only do a little tinkering to their playing party, apart from one or two changes here and there. Akeal Hosein, who made his IPL debut against Delhi Capitals, could sit out for Marco Jansen as the team management might go with horses for courses.

SRH's Predicted XI

Mayank Agarwal, Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram (c), Harry Brook, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Abdul Samad, Marco Jansen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mayank Markande, Umran Malik

Impact Player Substitutes

T Natarajan, Mayank Dagar, Glenn Phillips, Akeal Hosein, Vivrant Sharma

What are the expected changes in the playing XI of KKR against SRH?

After getting beaten by Gujarat Titans in their last game, KKR might make some changes, but their momentum will be high. If Jason Roy has regained his full fitness, Rahmanullah Gurbaz or David Weise must be dropped from the starting XI. Apart from that, Umesh Yadav is also struggling with some niggle.

KKR's Predicted XI

Jason Roy, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Harshit Rana, Vaibhav Arora, Varun Chakravarthy

Impact Player Substitutes

Suyash Sharma, David Weise, Kulwant Khejroliya, Anukul Roy, Narayan Jagadeesan

Winner Prediction

SRH may have been playing on their home ground, but the conditions offered in Hyderabad this season will favour Kolkata and their spinners a bit more.