The ninth-ranked SRH will face the eighth-ranked KKR. While 5 of the top 6 teams are tied at 10 points after 9 games, KKR and SRH are far behind with only 6 points.
Despite the fact that the race to the playoffs is still wide open, things appear bleak for these two teams. So far, no performances have shown any promise of reaching the top four. Inconsistencies in KKR and an overreliance on overseas batters in SRH have hampered their chances of winning this season.
If SRH is to win consistently, Mayank Agarwal, Rahul Tripathi, and Abhishek Sharma must make a significant impact. While Markram and Klaasen appear to be in good form, the home team cannot rely on them to carry all of the scoring burden.
In KKR, players like Jagadeesan, Venkatesh Iyer, and Nitish Rana have been a huge disappointment. Both teams have some good bowlers, and it will be up to them to keep their team on top.
The 47th Match between Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders will take place on May 2nd, 2023 at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.
Match Details to Note
Match: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 47th Match, Indian Premier League 2023
Date: May 04, 2023 (Thursday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Sunrisers Hyderabad have struggled this season. They have not only lost the majority of their home games, but they are also in the bottom half of the table with only 6 points from 8 games.
The one positive aspect of SRH is their belief in Abhishek Sharma at the helm. This decision will pay off in the long run. If they want to win consistently, they must build their team around local players.
There is no denying the immense talent and abilities of players such as Brook, Klaasen, and captain Markram. These three, however, cannot be expected to win every game.
At present it is these three who are the key players along with Abhishek Sharma at the top who’s looked promising. Tripathi and Mayank Agarwal aren’t consistent and their failure in the top order affects the innings big time.
Abdul Samad can deliver some big sixes lower down the order. But since he has played very few deliveries, we don’t expect him to get going right away. It will be the bowlers who will put SRH back on track. Bhuvi, Natarajan, and Markande will be the key bowlers to watch out for in the SRH bowling attack.
Aiden Markram (c), Abdul Samad, Rahul Tripathi, Glenn Phillips, Abhishek Sharma, Marco Jansen, Washington Sundar, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Kartik Tyagi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T. Natarajan, Umran Malik, Harry Brook, Mayank Agarwal, Heinrich Klaasen, Adil Rashid, Mayank Markande, Vivrant Sharma, Samarth Vyas, Sanvir Singh, Upendra Yadav, Mayank Dagar, Nitish Kumar Reddy, Akeal Hosein, Anmolpreet Singh
Players to watch out for:
Sunrisers Hyderabad’s top run-scorer is Rahul Tripathi, who has 170 runs at a strike rate of 114. He’s hit 5 sixes and 18 fours.
Mayank Agarwal has also scored 169 runs at an average of 110.
Sunrisers Hyderabad’s best bowler has been Mayank Markande, who has taken 10 wickets while bowling at an average of 15 and an economy rate of 6.42.
Possible Playing XI:
Mayank Agarwal, Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram (c), Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Harry Brook, Abdul Samad, Mayank Markande, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Akeal Hosein, Umran Malik
One of Knight Riders’ last three matches was an away game. The other two were home games in which they were defeated. Rana took over as team captain after Shreyas Iyer was injured.
While it is natural to question Rana’s leadership abilities, this is nothing new for KKR. In recent years, they’ve been one of the most inconsistent teams in the IPL.
With the aging finisher Russell struggling on occasion, the Knight Riders were unable to compensate with other reliable batters. Russell hasn’t been the finisher he used to be.
KKR, on the other hand, has Roy and Gurbaz who can deliver a brilliant start, but there is no one consistent in the middle order who can deliver a big knock. Venkatesh Iyer’s touch faded after his hundred. Nitish Rana hasn’t played a responsible middle-order inning in which he could take the game deep and finish on a high note.
Rinku Singh has been quiet since his finishing act against GT, except for one good knock. Down the order, David Wiese has shown some promise with some strong finishes.
However, KKR’s lineup is inconsistent overall. Narine and Russell both have a lot of experience and can be very useful with the ball. Bowling, on the other hand, offers little hope. Suyash Sharma discovers wickes, but it is costly.
Nitish Rana (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Lockie Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy, Anukul Roy, Rinku Singh, N. Jagadeesan, Vaibhav Arora, Suyash Sharma, David Wiese, Kulwant Khejroliya, Litton Das, Mandeep Singh, Shakib Al Hasan
Players to watch out for:
Venkatesh Iyer leads the Kolkata Knight Riders in run-scoring with 296 runs at a strike rate of 148. He’s hit 16 sixes and 24 fours.
Rinku Singh has 270 runs at a strike rate of 151.
Varun Chakravarthy has been the best bowler for the Kolkata Knight Riders, taking 13 wickets with an average of 21 and an economy rate of 8.35.
Possible Playing XI:
N Jagadeesan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, David Wiese, Shardul Thakur, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakaravarthy
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders Head to Head
The Indian Premier League has seen 24 matches between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Kolkata leads the race with 15 victories, while Hyderabad has only nine. In the last five matches, KKR has also dominated the rivalry.
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders Head to Head Stats in IPL
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Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders Toss Prediction
Teams batting first have won three of the four IPL matches at this venue this season. It is a high-scoring venue that recently witnessed a low-scoring game in which spinners dominated. Given how unreliable both teams’ batting is, it would be in their best interests to bat first and put runs on the board.
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders Pitch Report
This game will take place at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. On this field, the average first-inning score is 158 runs. A 175+ score in the first inning would be enough to win.
It is a batting-friendly pitch that also provides some assistance to spinners. Sundar and Markande have already found success on this terrain twice. On match day, the weather will be partly cloudy with a high of 31 degrees Celsius.
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders Prediction
Both teams would be dealing with a slew of issues heading into this game. Local players are inconsistent, there is an inability to recover from collapses, and the economy rates are in powerplay. It is difficult to predict a winner between two such teams. There is no clear winner on either side. However, given SRH’s bowling attack and strength in the middle and lower order, we believe the home team will have a slight advantage in this match. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Sunrisers Hyderabad is the favourite to beat Kolkata Knight Riders at the odds of 1.87.
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders Most Recommended Player for Bet:
Rahul Tripathi, the top run-scorer for Sunrisers Hyderabad, has 170 runs at a strike rate of 114. He’s hit five sixes and eighteen fours.