Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad will lock horns at MCA Stadium. Experts say that the pitch of the ground is very helpful for pacers, and most teams who chose to bat first have won the match. The good news for the teams is that there will be no dew factor. This is not the first time they have had a face, but it is both teams’ second match.
Observing their previous match, Sunrisers came out on top, and the Riders were not performing well. KKR has played 12 games and won only 5 matches. On the other side of the coin, SRH played 11 games and won 5 matches. In fact, both teams have managed to get the game score of 10 points.
The last match when they locked horns, Sunrisers won by 7 wickets. In that match KKR batted first and made 175-8. KKR, in their last match with MI defeated the team. KKR again chose to bat first and slammed 165-9. The performance of Venkatesh Iyer and Nitish Rana was good as they both scored 43 runs each. Later the team bowled out MI at just 113. It seems as if KKR will try to bat first in this match as well.
Sunrisers had their last match with RCB, which they lost. RCB batted first and made 192, with Faf hitting 73 runs. The only player who played well for the team against RCB was Rahul Tripathi, who slammed 58. The poor performance of the other teammates cast a shadow, and SRH was not able to win the match.
For this match, fans are expecting decent performance from these players –
Shreyas Iyer– In his last 12 matches, he has scored 336 runs and has played above average in the matches. In this match as well, he will try to boost himself up.
Abhishek Sharma– Till now, he has made 331 runs in the last 11 matches and is expected to create more against KKR. It is expected that he can also bowl very well.
Andre Russell – So far, he has taken 14 wickets and has scored 281 runs at a strike rate of 182. He is considered by experts to be a good choice and can play well.
Umran Malik– Better than Russell; he has got 15 wickets in his pocket and is playing really well. He is in good form from the start and may continue the same.
The match between KKR and SRH will be interesting as they have a head-to-head record in this IPL 2022 tournament.