KKR vs SRH: Kolkata Knight Riders, who are on a brink of elimination will give it a final shot against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 61st match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at MCA Pune, Stadium.
It is a must-win game for both teams as the competition is heating up and the playoffs race is intensifying. A loss for KKR would be the end of the road in this season’s IPL. With 5 wins from 12 games, they are currently placed at the 7th spot of the points table. They are coming off massive 52 runs wins over Mumbai Indians and must be looking to sustain their winning momentum and keep their minute playoffs berth chances alive.
Sunrisers Hyderabad, on the other hand, have lost their last four games on the trot and they can’t afford to lose another game as it will complicate things for the Kane Williamson and co. The injury to T Natarajan and Washington Sundar will haunt the Orange Army as they have been their tested players, stepping up on big occasions. Currently, they are placed at sixth position in the points table and are in desperate need of a win.
KKR vs SRH Match Details
- Match: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Match 61
- Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022
- Time: 7:30 PM (IST) / 2:00 PM (GMT)
- Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
KKR vs SRH Pitch Report
The pitch at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium is usually a good one to bat on. The ball comes onto the bat nicely, allowing the batters to play with complete freedom. While the fast bowlers may get some movement early on, the spinners will also come into play as the game progresses.
Interestingly, all the last 5 games played at this venue have been won by the team batting first and hence both the captains will look to bat first after winning the toss.
KKR vs SRH Pitch Stats – In Last 5 IPL 2022 Matches
- Average 1st Innings Score: 170
- Average 2nd Innings Score: 133
- Batting First Won: 5
- Batting Second Won: 0
- Toss Winner Opt to Bowl: 4
- Toss Winner Opt to Bat: 1
KKR vs SRH Key Matchups
- Ajinkya Rahane vs Bhuvneshwar Kumar- 89 Runs vs 6 Dismissals
- Shreyas Iyer vs Bhuvneshwar Kumar – 44 Runs vs 3 Dismissals
- Nicholas Poorna vs Andre Russell – 87 Runs vs 4 Dismissals
Matchups are based on data from the last 5 years
KOL vs SRH Head-to-Head Records
Kolkata Knight Riders & Sunrisers Hyderabad Form
KKR vs SRH Predicted Playing XI
Kolkata Knight Riders
Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (C), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Sam Billings (WK), Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Varun Chakaravarthy.
Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (C), Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Shashank Singh, Washington Sundar, T Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Umran Malik.
Match Predictions For Match 61 – KKR vs SRH
If Kolkata Knight Riders Win the Toss & Bowl First
- Sunrisers Hyderabad Powerplay Score: 45-55
- Sunrisers Hyderabad Overall Score: 170-190
Sunrisers Hyderabad win the match.
If Sunrisers Hyderabad Win the Toss & Bowl First
- Kolkata Knight Riders Powerplay Score: 40-50
- Kolkata Knight Riders Overall Score: 150-170
Sunrisers Hyderabad win the match.
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