Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are ready to face Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) (KKR vs SRH) in match 61 of IPL 2022 in Pune in a must-win game on Saturday, May 14. Both the teams need to win all their remaining matches to qualify for the playoffs. SRH defeated KKR, the last time they faced each other in IPL 2022. Let’s have a look at the Match Preview, Prediction, and Fantasy XI.
KKR vs SRH: Match Preview
Kolkata Knight Riders
KKR brought defeated Mumbai Indians by a huge margin in their last match. After being bowled out for 166 themselves, the Knight Riders bowlers bowled out Mumbai for just 113 and won the game by 52 runs. Now the team is at the seventh spot in the points table. The franchise would expect to repeat its performance in the game against SRH. They have to beat SRH to stay alive in the tournament. KKR is led by Shreyas Iyer.
Sunrisers Hyderabad lost their opening two games but managed to win the next five on the bounce and lost their next four on the trot. Their last win was against RCB on April 23. They beat KKR in their previous meeting earlier this season. This match is a must-win for Sunrisers Hyderabad as well if they desire to be in the race of playoffs. Kane Williamson isn’t at his best and that’s worrisome. A loss against KKR would throw them out of IPL 2022. SRH is led by Kane Williamson.
KKR vs SRH: Match Prediction
KKR had an amazing start but faded off in the middle of the tournament, having repetitive losses. But, they played their best game right in the last game finally. However, their pace bowler Pat Cummins has been ruled out and returned home as well.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad lost all their last four games and it’s a do or die situation in the upcoming fixture. T Natarajan and Washington Sundar have been injured that added trouble. With five wins in 11 games, SRH is in the sixth position needing to improve its run rate. Kolkata Knight Riders have better chances to win tomorrow’s match.
KKR vs SRH: Fantasy XI
Andre Russell from Kolkata Knight Riders hammered 49 runs and took 2 wickets in the last head-to-head game against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Nitish Rana from Kolkata Knight Riders mustered 54 runs in the last head-to-head match against Sunrisers Hyderabad and can score big in this game as well.
Rahul Tripathi from Sunrisers Hyderabad smashed 71 runs in the last head-to-head game against Kolkata Knight Riders.
Aiden Markram from Sunrisers Hyderabad smashed 68 runs in the last head-to-head match against Kolkata Knight Riders and can give a very impressive performance here.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar from Sunrisers Hyderabad scalped 1 wicket in the last head-to-head game against Kolkata Knight Riders. He’s a decent pick for the game.
Shreyas Iyer has scored 336 runs in 12 matches at an average of 30 and a strike rate of 129.
Abhishek Sharma is in good form having scored 331 runs in 11 matches at an average of 30 and a strike rate of 132.
Umran Malik played his best with the ball picking up 15 wickets in 11 matches at an average of 24.27
Umesh Yadav has picked up 15 wickets in 10 matches and will look to continue the same.
Nicholas Pooran smashed 261 runs in 11 matches so far this season. He’s a good pick.
Tim Southee from KKR picked 12 wickets in 7 games in IPL 2022.
Nitish Rana from KKR mustered a total of 293 runs so far in IPL 2022. He’s a good choice for Dream 11 team.