Shreyas Iyer has won the toss, and Kolkata Knight Riders are batting first against Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2022. Shreyas feels batting first suits the team, so they want to put runs on the board. He is looking forward to winning the game to stay alive in the tournament. Sam Billings and Umesh have replaced Sheldon Jackson and Pat Cummins.
Kane Williamson wanted to bat first because of the nature of the pitch. However, he is not worried about bowling first as SRH have bowlers who can restrict Kolkata. Both Natarajan and Washington are back in, and Marco Jansen is back for Farooqi.
KKR: 1 Venkatesh Iyer, 2 Ajinkya Rahane, 3 Nitish Rana, 4 Shreyas Iyer (capt), 5 Sam Billings (wk), 6 Rinku Singh, 7 Andre Russell, 8 Sunil Narine, 9 Umesh Yadav, 10 Tim Southee, 11 CV Varun
SRH: 1 Abhishek Sharma, 2 Kane Williamson (capt), 3 Rahul Tripathi, 4 Aiden Markram, 5 Nicholas Pooran (wk), 6 Shashank Singh, 7 Washington Sundar, 8 Marco Jansen, 9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10 Umran Malik, 11 T Natarajan