Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad 61st match of the IPL2022.

Two teams that are looking to get in the top four will be up against each other this season for one more time. Both Kolkata and Hyderabad haven’t performed well and hence it will be a do or die match for both the teams. Moreover, Shreyas Iyer vs Kane Williamson will surely be a big battle to watch out for as both will be hoping to get a win here.

First Face-Off

The last time these two teams met, Rahul Tripathi took revenge from his former team and got the win for Hyderabad. He destroyed the bowling attack of Kolkata and thus will be looking to do it again. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders will be looking to see how they can get a win here to stay alive in the competition.

Head to Head Matches

  • Matches Played: 22 matches
  • Matches won by Kolkata Knight Riders: 14 matches
  • Matches won by Sunrisers Hyderabad: 8 matches

The head to head record is in favour of Kolkata Knight Riders and thus they have a good chance of taking advantage of it to make sure they get a win here.

Pre Match Analysis

Kolkata Knight Riders will be coming here after winning against Mumbai Indians and on the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad will be hereafter losing four consecutive matches. For both the teams, a do or die game awaits and they will be looking to take their chances this time in the contest.

Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL2022.

Kolkata Knight Riders are having a team that is capable of making it to the playoffs. However, they haven’t played well and hence they are struggling in the tournament. At the top, Venkatesh Iyer and Ajinkya Rahane haven’t done much. Apart from them, Shreyas Iyer and Nitish Rana have been too inconsistent and thus this has been the issue for them. Moreover, Rinku Singh and Andre Russell have been doing well but no support from Sunil Narine and other batters has been a worrying sign for them. The bowlers are doing a great job as Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Pat Cummins and Varun Chakravarthy have bowled economical overs.

On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad started off well but lost momentum. They haven’t registered a win in their last four games and thus they will look to secure a win. At the top, Kane Williamson hasn’t supported Abhishek Sharma well and hence this has been an issue for them. In the middle order, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram and Nicholas Pooran have looked in good touch but are not able to play long innings. Even Shashank Singh isn’t looking in good touch after his first game. The bowlers aren’t doing well as apart from Bhuvaneswar Kumar, everyone has been bowling at a high economy rate and thus it has made the things difficult for the team.

Final Thoughts

Kane Williamson and Shreyas Iyer will be looking for a win here if they don’t win now, then it could be the end of the race to the playoffs for them. So, we predict that Kolkata Knight Riders are going to beat Sunrisers Hyderabad and Shreyas Iyer could be the one to take them home in this particular contest. Thus the bettors can opt for Kolkata Knight Riders to bet in order to gain some good profits.