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KKR vs SRH: Weather Forecast And Pitch Report of Dubai International Cricket Stadium- IPL 2021 Match 49. Sunrisers Hyderabad will square up against Kolkata Knight Riders in the 49th match of IPL 2021 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday. Kolkata Knight Riders won the last time when both these two sides faced each other.

SRH would look to take revenge for that defeat. However, their current form doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence. Sunrisers Hyderabad lost their last game against CSK by 6 wickets and are currently languishing at the bottom of the points table.

Jason Holder, Surisers Hyderabad
Jason Holder. (Photo: IPL)

None of the batsmen made a substantial contribution with the bat against CSK. Wriddhiman Saha gave the side a decent start but the team faltered once he got. He made 44 runs off 46 balls, including 1 four and 2 sixes. There was little contribution from the other batsmen.

Jason Roy (2 off 7) and Kane Williamson (11 off 11) departed early in the innings. SRH ended their innings at 134 runs at the end of 20 overs. SRH couldn’t impress with the ball either. They allowed CSK to score runs freely in the powerplay overs and failed to pick wickets upfront.

The first wicket came in the 10th over but by then the game had slipped out of their hands. CSK, eventually, chased down the score in 19.3 overs. Jason Holder was the lone bright spot in the bowling department, picking 3 for 27 runs.

Varun Chakravarthy, KKR
Varun Chakravarthy (Image: KKR)

Kolkata Knight Riders, on the other hand, find themselves at number four position with 5 wins in 12 matches. KKR have two games remaining in their campaign and need to win both games to stand a chance of reaching the playoffs. KKR are coming into the contest on the back of a 5-wicket defeat at the hands of Punjab Kings. Venkatesh Iyer scored his second half-century of the season and gave his side a blistering start.

Nitish Rana too played a handy 31-run knock off 18 balls, however, the absence of Andre Russell coupled with Morgan’s poor form didn’t allow KKR to finish the innings on a high. Morgan and Co. eventually ended their innings at 165. KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal set the tone for the chase with a seventy-run partnership for the opening wicket.

Chakravarthy and Narine brought KKR back into the game by picking wickets in the middle overs. However, KL Rahul stayed till the end and helped the team chased down the score with three balls remaining.

He, unfortunately, got out in the final over but Shahrukh Khan ensured the team cross the finishing line in the end. KKR missed the services of Andre Russell and Lockie Ferguson in the bowling department and, perhaps, it cost them the game.

KKR vs SRH: Weather Forecast And Pitch Report of Dubai International Cricket Stadium- IPL 2021 Match 49

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The Pitch at Dubai International Cricket Stadium offers adequate help to both batsmen and bowlers. Of the three pitches, which have been used in IPL 2021, batsmen find Dubai as the ideal one to bat on.

Kolkata played their last game here in Dubai against Punjab. Riding on crucial knocks from the top four, KKR managed to score 165 runs in the first innings. Punjab also successfully chased down the score in 19.3 overs.

Average 1st Inns scores 144
Average 2nd Inns scores 122

Dubai is expected to be hot and humid. The conditions here should suggest that there is no possibility of rain. One could expect a good game of cricket. The average temperature will hover around 42-degree Celsius.