Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders
One of the most underrated rivalries of the Indian Premier League, Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders is a contest to watch out for. In the past few seasons, Sunrisers Hyderabad has always been a headache for the Kolkata Knight Riders as they have stopped them from qualifying for the playoffs. Thus, this match will be important for both teams.
Looking at the head-to-head records between both the teams, it looks like Kolkata Knight Riders have dominated Sunrisers Hyderabad. However, Hyderabad has given them a tough fight in every match and hence the fans will be expecting a thriller from both the teams. Two great captains, Shreyas Iyer and Kane Williamson will be up against each other to take their sides home.
- Matches Played: 21 Matches
- Matches won by Kolkata Knight Riders: 14 matches
- Matches won by Sunrisers Hyderabad: 7 matches
Pre Match Analysis
Kolkata Knight Riders have played 5 matches till now and have won 3 of them and are comfortably sitting at the third position in the points table. On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad has won two matches out of the four that they have played and is at the eighth position in the points table. Thus, both the teams will be looking to win this match and get two more points.
Kolkata Knight Riders
For Kolkata Knight Riders, the things look a bit ugly because their middle order isn’t consistent and hence the pressure gets onto the bowlers. Moreover, Venkatesh Iyer and Ajinkya Rahane haven’t done much either. Only Shreyas Iyer has scored runs with a good strike rate and hence Kolkata Knight Riders will be hoping that Andre Russell and Sunil Narine get their form back. In the bowling department, Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy have done well. Moreover, Umesh Yadav has been their top bowler with 10 wickets in 5 games. Now, they need Pat Cummins to step up and form a good bowling attack. Moreover, they have Tim Southee with them but he is unable to find a place in the playing XI.
On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad performed well in the last two games and hence will be high on confidence. For them, their opening partnership of Kane Williamson and Abhishek Sharma is the one that gets them on the top of the game. Rahul Tripathi, Nicholas Pooran, and Aiden Markram have also performed well and finished the games for them. But an injury to Washington Sundar will pave the way for Shreyas Gopal into the team. Moreover, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natrajan, and Umran Malik are the key bowlers who have performed well for them. They will be hoping for some amazing bowling from Shreyas Gopal in order to take the win against Kolkata.
The fans of Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad will be hoping for a thriller between both teams. Moreover, with the players like Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Kane Williamson, Nicholas Pooran and many others in both the teams, the match looks to be an exciting one. So, we predict that Kolkata Knight Riders will end up winning against Sunrisers Hyderabad and Shreyas Iyer will be the Man to take his team home. Thus the betters can opt for Kolkata Knight Riders to bet in order to gain some good profits.