Captaincy switch doesn’t help Kolkata
Kolkata Knight Riders changed their captain mid-season but that didn’t stop them from suffering an embarrassing loss to Mumbai Indians on Friday. KKR have had a reasonable season so far, but it’s slowly starting to taper off towards a questionable one after successive losses. Their odds of beating SRH stand at 1.80 .
After an underwhelming season so far, Sunrisers Hyderabad have slowly found their mojo back in the last couple of matches. They have a strong bowling attack and some reasonably good batting firepower and will test Kolkata Knight Riders in this fixture. Their odds of getting a win stand at 2.00 .
Overall record in favour of Kolkata Knight Riders
Despite the contrasting season the teams have had this year, the head-to-head record of Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad are a complete anomaly. While SRH have won just seven matches, KKR have 11 wins. That said, KKR are in transition right now and SRH have a formidable looking squad.
RECOMMENDED BET: KKR have better batting quality this season while SRH have been slow with the bat. KKR have odds of 1.80 to win.
This year, in the previous clash between these teams, Kolkata Knight Riders won by 7 wickets. KKR have 4 wins in 8 matches this season and have 8 points. SRH, on the other hand, have just 6 points after 8 matches.
Keep an eye on…
Rashid Khan: An irresistible cog in the Sunrisers attack, Rashid Khan is a huge threat in the middle and death overs. He also turns the ball away from some of Kolkata’s biggest batting threats and can be a massive challenge for Kolkata this game.
Eoin Morgan: After taking on the captaincy, Eoin Morgan looked pretty good with the bat against Mumbai Indians on Friday. The England skipper has Rashid Khan to his liking too after the World Cup 2019 encounter and will be a key figure in this match.
TIPS: David Warner has been in top form and is the highest overseas run-scorer in the IPL and has odds of 6.50 to win the Man of the Match award