11. Rasikh Salam

Uncapped Rasikh Salam is yet to prove his mettle in the IPL and would be looking forward to making the most of his opportunities if featured in the Playing XI against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

10. Varun Chakravarthy

Mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy has so far registered four scalps in five matches and would be eager to come up with an impactful bowling performance.

9. Umesh Yadav

Senior pacer Umesh Yadav has been the most consistent bowler for KKR as far as form is concerned. The Vidharbha cricketer has picked up 10 wickets and is the second on the Purple Cap list. He would be hoping to settle for nothing less than a match-winning spell.

8. Pat Cummins

Pat Cummins on the other hand makes amends with the bat should he turn out to be expensive with the ball in hand and this was proved against MI as he scored a 15-ball match-winning half-century. The two-time winners would be hoping that he makes it matter with both the bat and ball against the Orange Army.

7. Sunil Narine

Sunil Narine also has the ability to clear the boundaries with his power-hitting techniques which has also benefited KKR on so many occasions in the past. Narine, who has been representing this franchise for a decade would be hoping to matter as the tournament progresses.

6. Andre Russell

The hard-hitting Andre Russell has time and again proved that he is the backbone of KKR with his brilliant all-round abilities. He has been the franchise’s savior in the middle-order with 108 runs from five matches. At the same time, he has also chipped in with three wickets.

5. Nitish Rana

Nitish Rana has not been able to showcase his best so far having managed just 69 runs from five games with the highest individual score of 30. He would be hungry for success this time around.

4. Sheldon Jackson (wk)

Sheldon Jackson’s inclusion would be a forced one with Sam Billings unable to find form so far. In five matches, the England limited-overs specialist has only managed 95 runs averaging 23.75.

3. Shreyas Iyer (c)

All eyes will be on skipper Shreyas Iyer who roared back to form with a splendid knock of 54 runs from 33 deliveries at an impressive strike rate of 163.6. He would once again be expected to fire all cylinders in the upcoming contest.

2. Venkatesh Iyer

Venkatesh Iyer looked promising in the last game against DC with an eight-ball 18 at a strike rate of exactly 225 before his innings came to an abrupt end. 

1. Aaron Finch

Aaron Finch on the other hand will be making his debut for KKR. However, Australia’s T20 World Cup-winning skipper is a seasoned campaigner having represented eight franchises since 2010 and amassing 2005 runs from 87 appearances averaging 25.71 and a strike rate of 127.71.