Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Sunrisers Hyderabad: The first qualifying match for IPL 2024 is being played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad. In this match held at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, SRH captain Pat Cummins won the toss and decided to bat first, which is proving to be a mistake due to the deadly bowling of Mitchell Starc. Hyderabad lost four wickets in the first five overs, three of which were Starc’s.

Sunrisers Hyderabad, who won the toss and elected to bat first, suffered a major setback when Mitchell Starc bowled Travis Head off a superb delivery. After this, Starc had a chance to dismiss Rahul Tripathi in his second over, but captain Shreyas Iyer declined the review, and later ball tracking showed that the ball was pitching on the line and going to the wicket.

Sunrisers Hyderabad’s batting faltered in front of Mitchell Starc’s lethal bowling.

The left-arm pacer had Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Nitish Kumar Reddy caught by wicketkeeper Rahmanullah Gurbaz in his third over and dismissed Shahbaz Ahmed off the next ball. Starc took three crucial wickets in his first three overs, conceding 22 runs.

Kolkata Knight Riders paid ₹24.75 crore for Mitchell Starc, making him the most expensive player in auction history. Although he was quite expensive in the first few matches and struggled to take wickets, the experienced bowler eventually found his rhythm and has so far taken 15 wickets in 13 matches.