KKR vs SRH: Key battles to watch out for

Ayush Gupta

KKR vs SRH: Key battles to watch out for

24 Mar 2019: KKR vs SRH: Key battles to watch out for

The 12th edition of the IPL is already underway as we get set for another thrilling season.

The match two of the tournament is between two former champions, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).

While both the teams have the desired quality in their ranks, let us have a look at the key battles which we could witness in this interesting tie.

Narine vs Bairstow: The mystery spinner against the destructive batting machine

Windies mystery spinner Sunil Narine continues to impress us with his unpredictable spin, as the batsmen are yet to find a way to overcome him.

His bowling would be in focus once again when he comes up against the Englishmen, Jonny Bairstow.

Bairstow is a destructive machine who can set the stage on fire. It would be interesting to see how he tackles Narine.

Kuldeep vs Pandey: Can the chinaman tame his Indian counterpart

Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav has become a deadly spinner and continues to develop with each passing game, especially in the IPL.

Today, he would be up against one of the attacking T20 batsmen Manish Pandey.

Pandey didn't have a great season in 2018, as he scored 284 runs at an average of 25.81.

He would look to give a better account of himself this term.

Fact: Rashid Khan must watch out for the Russell storm

Rashid Khan is currently the top bowler in T20 cricket. He can choke the run rate by the number of dot balls he delivers. Tonight, he would lock horns with KKR's West Indian batting superstar Andre Russell, who can tear apart any bowling line-up.

Lynn vs Bhuvneshwar: Can Bhuvi survive the Lynnsanity?

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is one of the prime bowlers for India and SRH.

Courtesy his fast bowling, with the right amount of seam and swing, he can trouble any batsman in the world.

However, he is set to face tough competition from Australian hard-hitter Chris Lynn.

Lynn tends to dictate the proceedings from the word go, whereas, Bhuvi would give it all to contain him.