Andre Russell IPL 2019 Kolkata Knight Riders
KKR have lost their last four matches (AFP Photo)

It’s been two weeks since Kolkata Knight Riders last won an IPL match. They had beaten Rajasthan Royals for a thumping eight-wicket win in Jaipur. Since then, they have twice faced Chennai Super Kings and once each Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Each time they have suffered a defeat.

From once fighting for the top spot, they have slipped to sixth in points table and need to resurrect their campaign quickly with the tournament entering its business end.

They face Sunrisers Hyderabad today in first game of Sunday’s double-header. The Orange Army are coming off an emphatic win having halted table-toppers CSK’s winning streak after defeating MS Dhoni and Co. by six wickets to secure victory after three losses on the trot.

Match Prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders should win

Probable XIs

Sunrisers Hyderabad: 1. David Warner, 2. Jonny Bairstow (wk), 3. Kane Williamson (captain), 4. Vijay Shankar, 5. Manish Pandey, 6. Deepak Hooda, 7. Yusuf Pathan, 8. Rashid Khan, 9. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10. Sandeep Sharma, 11. Khaleel Ahmed/Siddharth Kaul

Kolkata Knight Riders: 1. Chris Lynn, 2. Sunil Narine, 3. Shubman Gill, 4. Dinesh Karthik (captain and wk), 5. Robin Uthappa, 6. Nitish Rana, 7. Andre Russell, 8. Piyush Chawla, 9. Kuldeep Yadav, 10. Prasidh Krishna, 11. Lockie Ferguson