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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2022 – Cricket Match Prediction, Fantasy XI Tips & Probable XI

Check out today's match prediction for the 61st match: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad - KKR vs SRH - Match on 14th May 2022 - at 7:30 PM in Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune.

By Rishabh Gautam May 14, 2022 • 17:43 PM View: 1076

Kolkata Knight Riders will face off against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 61st match of IPL 2022 at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune. While KKR are almost out of the playoffs scenario, a win for SRH can further Hyderabad's cause and end Kolkata's hopes. 

KKR vs SRH: Match Details

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  • Date – Saturday, May 14, 2022
  • Time – 7:30 PM IST
  • Venue – Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune

KKR vs SRH Match Preview:

Kolkata Knight Riders have gone with a bunch of changes in the tournament already, and yet they backed all the players they started with, to register a comprehensive win against MI in their last fixture. Nitish Rana & Venkatesh Iyer contributed with 43 runs each of 24 & 26 deliveries respectively, and Knight Riders would bank on Shreyas Iyer & Andre Russell to handle pressure situations.

With Pat Cummins out of the tournament, KKR bowling may suffer a bit, as the Australian was the top wicket-taker for them in the last match against Mumbai. Andre Russell provided 2 wickets while Tim Southee and Varun Chakaravarthy chipped in with 1 wicket each. 

Sunrisers Hyderabad are in a slump after winning 5 matches consecutively, having already lost 4 matches after that. In their last fixture, SRH batters were bowled out for 125 while chasing a target of 193. Only Rahul Tripathi showed good form as he smacked a fifty at #3 after openers - Kane Williamson & Abhishek Sharma were dismissed for a duck. 

Umran Malik's high economy in the last few matches has been a constant headache for SRH, as the speedster used to provide important wickets in the middle overs. Afghanistan's Fazalhaf Farooqi got his debut cap in the last match for SRH but failed to pick up a wicket, going for 47 runs in 4 overs. 

Today's Match Prediction: Who Will Win Today's IPL Match? KKR vs SRH

With the current form in mind, KKR will have a bit of an edge over SRH in tonight's contest. Both these teams need a win to stay alive in the playoff race and hence, the match can go down the line as a close one. 

KKR vs SRH Head-to-Head:

  • Total – 22
  • Kolkata Knight Riders – 14
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad – 8

KKR vs SRH Team News: 

  • Kolkata Knight Riders - Pat Cummins has suffered a hip injury and won't be available to play the rest of the matches for Kolkata this season. On the other hand, Umesh Yadav missed the last match due to a niggle and may make his return in tonight's match.
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad - T Natarajan missed the last match due to a niggle and his current fitness status is unknown as of now. Washington Sundar, who missed the last few matches, may also get a place in the starting XI in this match. 

KKR vs SRH Probable Playing XI:

  • Kolkata Knight Riders - Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer(c), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Sheldon Jackson/Sam Billings(w), Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Varun Chakaravarthy
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad - Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson(c), Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran(w), Shashank Singh, Washington Sundar, T Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Umran Malik

Also Read: IPL 2022 - Scorecard

KKR vs SRH Fantasy XI:

  • Wicket-keepers - Nicholas Pooran
  • Batters - Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Venkatesh Iyer, Rinku Singh
  • All-rounders - Andre Russell, Aiden Markram
  • Bowlers - Umran Malik, T. Natarajan, T. Southee, J. Suchith

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