Sunrisers Hyderabad will have mixed feelings heading into the 25th game of the Indian Premier League 2022 against Kolkata Knight Riders. They come in with a win over the Gujarat Titans, but their key bowler has been injured, which is a huge blow for the team. The Kolkata Knight Riders were defeated by the Delhi Capitals by a large margin in their previous game and need to regain their form.
The Kolkata Knight Riders have won all four games between the two teams over the last two seasons. This would boost their confidence because the team has a lot of firepower with the bat. SRH lacks bench strength, particularly in the lower middle order, and would have to punch above its weight in this game due to limited resources.
The 25th match between Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders will take place on April 15th, 2022 at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
Match Details to Note
Match: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 25th Match, Indian Premier League 2022
Date: April 15, 2022 (Friday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders Team Previews
Kane Williamson’s team has turned the tide with two big wins in a row. The team looked completely out of shape in the first two games, but it now appears to be in much better shape. The last game, an 8-wicket win over Gujarat Titans, would boost their confidence because it came against a good team. They must maintain their momentum and aim for their third consecutive win of the season here.
Abhishek Sharma appears to be in good form, and the team would like to see him and Williamson, who has regained his form, get off to a good start. Nicholas Pooran, Aiden Markram, and Rahul Tripathi are all capable middle-order batsmen who have scored runs in the last two games. Their lower middle order is relatively weak, and Shashank Singh and Shreyas Gopal would be saddled with significant responsibilities.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s struggles continue, and the team would like to see him improve as he opens the bowling with Marco Jansen. Washington Sundar’s injury has come at an inopportune time, as he was having a fantastic season. Shreyas Gopal is likely to be called up for this game, and he will need to bowl good spells in the middle overs alongside Umran Malik and T Natarajan. Markram brings experience to the table, and he will need to perform well as a supporting player.
Sunrisers Hyderabad Squad
Rahul Tripathi, Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Aiden Markram, Abdul Samad, Washington Sundar, Romario Shepherd, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Umran Malik, Marco Jansen, Ravikumar Samarth, Shreyas Gopal, Jagadeesha Suchith, Glenn Phillips, Shashank Singh, Vishnu Vinod, Priyam Garg, Kartik Tyagi, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Saurabh Dubey
Predicted XI: Kane Williamson (c), Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Aiden Markram, Shashank Singh, Shreyas Gopal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Marco Jansen, Umran Malik, T Natarajan
The KKR bowlers had a bad day in their last game against the Delhi Capitals. Skipper Shreyas Iyer would be concerned about how his bowlers carried out their plans in the previous game, in which they conceded 215 runs and lost by 44 runs. They haven’t lost a game against Hyderabad in the last two seasons, and Iyer would like to see that continue here.
Ajinkya Rahane has struggled, and he is likely to be replaced by Aaron Finch, who will bat first alongside Venkatesh Iyer. The early wicket loss is hurting the team, and they will need a strong performance at the top. The middle order has performed admirably, and the side would benefit from runs from Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, and Rinku Singh. In this game, KKR has one of the most dangerous lower-middle orders in the league, and the team can expect big hits from Sam Billings, Andre Russell, and Sunil Narine.
Their bowlers would have to recover from their dismal performance in the previous game, and Umesh Yadav and Rasikh Salam would have to bowl tight spells. Narine has looked good, but the team is hoping for a good spell of bowling from Varun Chakravarthy, who has yet to deliver in the tournament. Pat Cummins is unlikely to play in this game, so Russell and Venkatesh Iyer will play critical roles.
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad
Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer (c), Sam Billings, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakaravarthy, Mohammad Nabi, Chamika Karunaratne, Baba Indrajith, Rinku Singh, Anukul Roy, Pratham Singh, Abhijeet Tomar, Rasikh Salam, Aman Hakim Khan, Ashok Sharma, Ramesh Kumar
Predicted XI: Shreyas Iyer (c), Aaron Finch, Venkatesh Iyer, Sam Billings (wk), Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Rinku Singh, Umesh Yadav, Rasikh Salam, Varun Chakaravarthy
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders Toss Prediction
This season has seen some big scores at this venue. The wicket has been flat, allowing batsmen to attack the bowlers from the start. As a result, the team that wins the toss will want to take advantage of the conditions by opting to bat first in this game.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
Mumbai’s Brabourne Stadium has one of the best batting surfaces in the country. The ball lands nicely on the bat, allowing batsmen to play their strokes freely. There is nothing on this wicket for fast bowlers, and they have little leeway. Spinners have had better results because there is some turn available.
On April 15, we anticipate a hot and humid evening in Mumbai. Batting conditions are expected to be excellent because the wicket is flat and allows batsmen to play their strokes at their leisure. On this surface, there is nothing for bowlers. In this game, the team batting first would aim for a total of 200 runs or more.
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders Match Prediction
Sunrisers Hyderabad comes into this game with two straight wins and a slew of issues. Their batting is weak in the lower middle order, and an injury to their best bowler has harmed their bowling attack. To win this game, they will need to make the most of their resources. The Kolkata Knight Riders have batting depth, which is a significant advantage for the team. They will start as favourites to win this game due to their excellent record against Hyderabad in recent years.
Kolkata Knight Riders is the favourite to beat Sunrisers Hyderabad at the odds of 1.65.
- KKR has won the last four games against SRH in the last two seasons, which should boost their confidence.
- The absence of a big hitter of the ball is a major weakness for SRH.
- KKR has powerful hitters of the ball down the order in Andre Russell, Sam Billings, and Sunil Narine.