Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

A lot will be at stake when table toppers Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the first Qualifier of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Tuesday.

The winner of the all-important match will qualify directly for the final, which will be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on May 26.

Team Predictions

Predicted XI for KKR

The squad: Sunil Narine, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Shreyas Iyer (C), Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Anukul Roy, Harshit Rana.

Impact player: Varun Chakravarthy

Key player: Rahmanullah Gurbaz could be destructive at the top of the order.

Predicted XI for SRH

The squad: Travis Head, Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Kumar Reddy, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Abdul Samad, Sanvir Singh, Pat Cummins (c), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth.

Impact player: T Natarajan

Key players: Going by the current form, Australian southpaw Travis Head and young Indian batter Abhishek have the potential to bat any opposition out of the match with their swashbuckling attacks.

Head-to-head stats in IPL

Total matches- 26, KKR won: 16, SRH won: 9, Tied: 1

Head-to-head stats in playoffs

Total matches: 3, SRH won-2, KKR won-1

Pitch report

The pitch is expected to be dual paced in nature. However, after gauging the nature of the pitch after a while, batters can hit the ball on the up once the game progresses.

Weather report

As per IMD forecast, there is no chance of rainfall in Ahmedabad on May 21. Notably, the previous game in Ahmedabad was a washout.

Live streaming details

The Qualifier 1 between KKR and SRH will be streamed on the JioCinema App and telecast on the Star Sports Network from 7:30 PM IST.

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