KKR take the field for the first time in the IPL 2024 at their very own Eden Gardens as they face off against SRH in a much awaited clash. The Knight Riders have a spring in their step with a legend like Gautam Gambhir returning after 6 years and Shreyas Iyer returning from injury back at the helm of affairs. A rejuvenated pace attack along with a strong Indian core make KKR a force to watch out for.

Two superstar teams, one epic clash - the fans are in for a treat as both the teams clash tomorrow.

HEAD TO HEAD:

In the 25 games that KKR & SRH  have played against each other, KKR have the wood over SRH with a 16-9 record. The stats get even better for KKR if one zooms into their last 6 meetings. KKR are leading 4-2 and they will be aiming to make it 5-2 come tomorrow’s game.

PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT FOR:

SHREYAS IYER:

Skipper Shreyas returns to KKR after a missing out of the last season and will be raring to go right from the outset. His first game as KKR captain at the Eden Gardens promises to be an epic one as a strong KKR outfit clash against SRH. With the bat, Shreyas has been an incredible talent over the years and he will be looking to lead from the front both as a batter and as a leader.

RINKU SINGH:

Rinku Singh has become an absolute superstar of Indian Cricket since last year. Years of hard work and consistency have brought him to this stage and he will always be a player everyone will be looking forward to watching. Simplicity in approach, calm head and a great technique helps Rinku turn games on his own and he will be hoping to do exactly that tomorrow evening.

MITCHELL STARC:

One of the greatest fast bowlers going around the world returns to the IPL and that too with KKR where was supposed to be in 2018 itself. A legend like Mitchell Starc adds a lot of value to the squad and KKR get a leader for their pace attack. Mitch has always been someone who creates an instant impact and KKR would hope he creates that impact starting from tomorrow itself.

KEY MATCH-UPS:

SHREYAS IYER VS PAT CUMMINS:

Skipper vs Skipper promises to be a mouth-watering contest tomorrow night as Shreyas Iyer and Pat Cummins face each other for the first time as captains. It looks to be a hard-fought battle between bat and ball and Shreyas will be looking to attack Cummins right from the outset while Pat will be looking to get his opposite number’s wicket. A battle that many will be looking forward to and a contest that will potentially decide which way the game will flow.

RINKU SINGH VS UMRAN MALIK:

A clash of power-hitting and extreme pace awaits the Eden Gardens as Rinku Singh will go head-to-head against Umran Malik in a fiery battle. Rinku’s role demands hitting a lot of sixes and Umran has the ability to rattle the batters with his extra pace. Will it be Rinku who uses the pace to his advantage or will Umran have the last laugh? Much too look forward to from this battle

Thus, as KKR move into their first game of the season, they will be looking forward to starting their season off with a victory and gather lots of confidence and momentum from the game. Come tomorrow evening, the Eden Gardens will be fully packed and turned into purple with KKR fans lined up to support their favorite players on an evening that promises to be a magnificent one.