Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in match 61 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at the MCA Stadium in Pune. The match will be played on Saturday, May 14, starting from 7:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad: IPL 2022 standings

Kolkata Knight Riders are placed seventh on the IPL standings with five wins and seven losses in 12 games and a net run rate of -0.057. 

Sunrisers Hyderabad are one place above their opponents at sixth spot with five wins and six losses in 11 games and a net run rate of -0.031. SRH have played one less game than KKR.

KKR vs SRH odds for IPL 2022

  • Dafabet: Kolkata Knight Riders 1.89, Sunrisers Hyderabad 1.96
  • Bet365: Kolkata Knight Riders 1.90, Sunrisers Hyderabad 1.90
  • 10Cric: Kolkata Knight Riders 1.86, Sunrisers Hyderabad 1.92
  • Parimatch: Kolkata Knight Riders 1.90, Sunrisers Hyderabad 1.90
  • 1xBet: Kolkata Knight Riders 1.96, Sunrisers Hyderabad 1.96

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad head-to-head

KKR have faced SRH 22 times wherein the Knight Riders have prevailed 14 times and the Sunrisers have won eight matches. Historically, Kolkata have an upperhand in this fixture.

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad probable playing XI

KKR: Shreyas Iyer (captain), Sheldon Jackson (wicket-keeper), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Venkatesh Iyer, Pat Cummins

SRH: Kane Williamson (captain), Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Nicholas Pooran (wicket-keeper), Aiden Markram, Shashank Singh, Jagadeesha Suchith, Kartik Tyagi, T Natarajan, Umran Malik, Bhuvaneswar Kumar

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad top picks

KKR: Skipper Shreyas Iyer leads KKR as the highest run-scorer of the team (336 runs in 12 matches) and would hope to contribute to his team’s scoreboard after a premature dismissal in his previous match against Mumbai Indians. Nitish Rana and Venkatesh Iyer had a good game against MI last week with both batsmen scoring 43 runs each. They will look forward to carrying their momentum forward.

In the bowling department, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee and Andre Russell have taken wickets in double figures in IPL 2022. Yadav did not play the match against MI which means he should be fit to play against SRH. Pat Cummins, in all likelihood, should retain his spot following a three-wicket haul against MI last time out.

SRH: Abhishek Sharma has been a star performer for the Sunrisers Hyderabad with 331 runs in 11 matches making him the highest scoring batsman in the roster. He will look forward to improving his record after his dismissal for a duck in his previous fixture against RCB. Rahul Tripathi is in great momentum, coming off a 37-ball 57 against RCB. Aiden Markram will also be relied on in the batting attack as he is averaging at 65.20 this season, best batting average in the SRH side.

Umran Malik has been making headlines as India’s fastest bowler ever. His toe-crushing yorkers and blinding pace have fetched him 15 wickets this season. His pace partner, T Natarajan, leads the bowling attack as the highest wicket getter (15) in SRH and will be relied on especially during bowling power plays.

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL 2022 prediction

With Chennai Super Kings out of contention for the 2022 IPL playoffs, both KKR and SRH will have to gain maximum points and improve their net run rate to make the playoffs.

KKR will have the edge in this encounter as SRH come on the back of four straight defeats. Mathematically, both teams are eligible to qualify for the playoffs if they win this fixture and hope that fixtures elsewhere go in their favour. 

But momentum wise, Kolkata Knight Riders should come out with full points on Saturday.

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL 2022 playing conditions and weather report

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