IPL 2019: KKR captain Dinesh Karthik faced the heat for another poor show during the ongoing IPL. Karthik was low-on-confidence coming into the game and that was evident as KKR had lost three on-the-trot before the SRH tie. The call to get in in-form Andre Russell after Rinku Singh playing his first game was a call that backfired as the West Indian did not get ample time in the middle. Apart from that, KKR players were lethargic on-the-field which did not help their cause. Fans are now demanding the axing of Karthik as captain just like what happened to Ajinkya Rahane. Some fans also went onto suggest Russell or Lynn as captain. Also Read - IPL 2021: Punjab Kings Write Letter to BCCI Asking Why Their Preferred Venues Weren't Allotted Matches
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At the time of filing the copy, SRH were in the box seat. They were 113/0 in the 11th over. Warner (54*) and Bairstow (54*) were in the middle. If they manage to win the match by 10 wicket, it would help improve their NRR immensely.
Earlier in the day, three wickets from left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed helped Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) restrict Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to 159/8 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, here on Sunday.