Kolkata Knight riders will be taking over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 14th match of VIVO IPL 2017.In the last season, both teams finished among top four teams in IPL points table.Both teams are playing very good in this season too so far.Kolkata Knight is sitting on the top of IPL points table with 2 wins out of 3 matches they have played and sunrisers following them on number 2 position with 4 points.The game expected to be an exciting one with two top teams playing against each other.
Head to Head Last Season
Last season both teams have played two matches wherein Kolkata won the first match and after some time sunrises made 1:1 winning loss ratio by winning a match against KKR comfortably.
|League||VIVO IPL 2017|
|Today's Match||KKR vs Sunrisers|
|Date and Time||15 April/04:00 PM|
KKR vs Sunrisers 14th match prediction who will win KKR or Sunrisers?
Kolkata and Hyderabad are amongst the most balanced team in this IPL season 10.The way both teams are playing so far it is very difficult to decide who is going to win the match.Kolkata Knight Riders will be playing with slight advantage as they are playing on their home ground and the way they have won their last game against Kings XI Punjab.On the other side, Sunrisers have to try hard to beat Kolkata on their home ground.Sunrisers lost their last match to Mumbai Indians so they have to stand tall and win this match.
Both Kolkata and Sunrisers teams captains are in form with Gautam Gambhir sitting on the top of most run scorer list in IPL 2017.Warner has played some good knocks in previous games too.Although his opening partner Shikhar Dhawan is not finding his form yet.
With Mustafizur Rahman returned in last game, Sunrisers bowling attack is one of the best amongst all IPL teams.Bhuvnehvar Kumar is the leading wickets taker with 7 wickets in just 3 games.Rashid Khan the afghani spin bowler is a new find for Sunrisers this year.
Kolkata bowling attack in not weak either as Umesh Yadav returned in the last match and bowled extremely well.He took 4 wickets for 33.With trend Boult finding the good length to ball slowly and Narine is finding his form too.Kolkata bowlers are not going to give easy runs.
Toss Importance: Winning a toss in IPL season 10 is similar to winning a match as the team batting second winning most of the games.All Captains preferred to bowl first at Eden Gardens.Winning toss will add at least 10 percent in winning chances.
For me winning chance ratio is 70:30 with Kolkata Knight Riders is going to be the favorite team when playing off the next match.The huge advantage for them is they have found a new opener in the form of Sunil Narine.Now they can give some time to Robin Uthappa as he needs to find some form yet.
Likely playing XIs
Kolkata Knight Riders 1 Gautam Gambhir (capt), 2 Robin Uthappa (wk), 3 Manish Pandey, 4 Shakib Al Hasan, 5 Yusuf Pathan, 6 Suryakumar Yadav, 7 Chris Woakes, 8 Sunil Narine, 9 Kuldeep Yadav, 10 Umesh Yadav/Piyush Chawla, 11 Trent Boult.
Kolkata Knight Riders would likely to play with the same squad as their last match.They are looking a balanced side and no changes expected beside any injury.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: 1 David Warner (capt), 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Moises Henriques/Ben Cutting, 4 Yuvraj Singh, 5 Deepak Hooda, 6 Naman Ojha (wk) , 7 Bipul Sharma/Vijay Shankar, 8 Rashid Khan, 9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10 Ashish Nehra, 11 Mustafizur Rahman
For Sunrisers Moises Henriques may come back as batting is their main concern.Sunrisers batting is very much reliable on David Warner.The addition of Moises Henriques Will give them a balanced batting side.