Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in this Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 game. The match will be taking place at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad and is slated to begin from 7:30 PM (IST).
Both SRH and KKR haven’t had successful campaigns so far and they would be desperately looking to turn around their fortunes. All the games are must-win games for both the teams and we have an exciting contest at our hands tonight.
KKR are coming on the back of a 7-wicket loss at the hands of Gujarat Titans (GT). SRH on the other hand, defeated Delhi Capitals (DC) in their previous game by 9 runs.
In this article, we take a look at the top 3 vice-captain picks for today’s SRH vs KKR game at Hyderabad:
1. Andre Russell (Kolkata Knight Riders)
Russell will be KKR’s best bet in this away game of theirs. The Caribbean superpower has a terrific record against SRH and took 3 wickets in the previous encounter of the two sides. He was bowling for the first time in IPL 2023 and dismissed Mayank Agarwal off the very first ball he bowled.
Russell played a few good shots in the fag end of the innings of KKR against GT and scored 34 runs in 19 balls. He also took a wicket. Making him your vice-captain in your fantasy team can be a smart decision.
2. Abhishek Sharma (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
Young sensation Abhishek Sharma fired on all cylinders in the previous game of SRH against DC. He scored 67 runs in just 36 balls and his innings was the decisive factor in the game.
Since Hyderabad is a pretty high scoring venue, Sharma can unleash his potential and big shots against an off-colour KKR pace bowling department.
3. Nitish Rana (Kolkata Knight Riders)
It is safe to say that the skipper of KKR, Nitish Rana loves playing against SRH. He has a terrific record against the Orange Army and you can definitely make him your vice-captain for this SRH vs KKR encounter.
In the last encounter between the two sides at Eden Gardens, Nitish Rana scored 75 runs against Hyderabad. He has so far mustered 495 runs against SRH and has a good strike-rate of 139.
Even in IPL 2022, Rana played well against SRH and he logged scores of 26 and 54. Prior to that in IPL 2021, the Delhi-based batter scored 25 and 80 runs respectively against SRH.
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