KKR aim for better bowling show
- Kolkata’s death bowling a concern
- Sunrisers Hyderabad’s template remains risky
Sunrisers Hyderabad have the worst scoring-rate in the powerplay overs among all 10 teams this IPL, but the template allowed them to consolidate and then go after the target against Gujarat Titans. It remains a risky approach and could backfire if their middle-order does not score at a huge rate, which they did last game. To beat KKR, Sunrisers have odds of 2.25
Kolkata Knight Riders conceded 215 to Delhi Capitals last game and their pace bowling overall hasn’t been too impressive outside the powerplay overs. With Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy in tandem, though, KKR will still test SRH. Their chances of winning this clash stand at 1.63
KKR have a superior overall and recent record in head to head games
Kolkata Knight Riders have won each of their last four matches against Sunrisers Hyderabad across two seasons – in 2020 and 2021. The recent record is in particular important given that Sunrisers Hyderabad haven’t quite clicked as a unit in the last two years. Overall, they have won 14 and lost just seven against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL.
KKR are favourites to win this game with their strong spin attack making it tough for Hyderabad.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
This season, KKR have three wins in five games while Sunrisers Hyderabad made a strong comeback from two losses to win their last two games. Can they get a hat-trick of wins under their belt? It wouldn’t be that easy against this Kolkata Knight Riders unit.
Keep an eye on…
Shreyas Iyer: Shreyas Iyer has been impressive this year without really going big in the five games. KKR’s middle-order would ride on his performances and so far the skipper hasn’t disappointed, but they will expect him to make a big knock sooner rather than later.
Kane Williamson: The New Zealand and Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper played the perfect anchor role last game and helped set the platform for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s win over Gujarat Titans. With KKR’s new ball attack posing problems, SRH will need Williamson to step up again.
TIP: Shreyas Iyer is in good touch. Back Shreyas Iyer at 3.94 to be KKR’s top batter!