SRH vs KKR Match Prediction: Today (April 14) there will be a clash between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL. This match will be played at KKR’s home ground ‘Eden Gardens’. In this match to be held at 7.30 pm, KKR seems to have a slight upper hand. This is because everything from the head to head to the recent form between the two teams seems to be going in favor of KKR.
There have been 23 matches between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad so far. Of these, only the Kolkata team has won 14 matches. In the last five matches between the two teams, three matches have come in the share of KKR. Then this match is also to be played in Kolkata only. Here KKR will also get the benefit of being a home ground. KKR players are well aware of the boundaries and pitch condition of this ground. In the last match held here, KKR defeated RCB by a huge margin of 81 runs.
The spirit to fight till the last was seen in KKR
KKR team is in good rhythm in IPL 2023. This team had to lose its opening match by just 7 runs due to Duckworth-Lewis rule. After this, the Knight Riders made a comeback and won two matches back to back. After defeating RCB, KKR also defeated defending champions Gujarat Titans in a thrilling match.
The fighting skills of this team can be gauged from the manner in which the KKR team has won its last two matches. In the match against RCB, half of the KKR team returned to the pavilion for 89 runs, but from here Shardul Thakur scored 68 off 29 balls to take KKR past 200 and the rest of the work was done by the KKR spinners. Similarly, against Gujarat Titans, KKR had to score 29 runs in the last over to win and Rinku Singh gave victory to his team by hitting 5 sixes in the last 5 balls. That is, this team does not give up till the last.
Lack of fighting skills seen in SRH
Sunrisers Hyderabad had lost their first two matches in a one-sided manner. Rajasthan defeated Sunrisers by 72 runs and Lucknow team defeated Sunrisers by 5 wickets with four overs remaining. In both these matches, the ability to fight was not seen in the Sunrisers team. It seemed as if this team had surrendered. In the third match, Sunrisers definitely made a comeback by registering a resounding 8-wicket win against Punjab Kings, but here also SRH had a chance to allout Punjab within 100, but due to negligence, this team allowed Punjab to cross 140. Gave a chance
Most of Kolkata players in form
The best thing for Kolkata is that most of the players of this team are seen in good rhythm. Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh and Shardul Thakur have shown charisma in batting this season. At the same time, the performance of Varun Chakraborty, Sunil Narine, Suyash Sharma and Umesh Yadav in bowling has been excellent.
Batting became the weak link of Hyderabad
So far only Rahul Tripathi has been seen scoring runs in the Sunrisers Hyderabad team. The performance of this team in bowling has been average. Mayank Markande has been excellent, Umran Malik and Marco Yansin have also bowled well but bowlers like Bhuvneshwar Kumar and T Natarajan are yet to shine.
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 14, 2023
Overall, in today’s match, Kolkata Knight Riders have a good upper hand. It is possible that by winning this match, he will reach the top of the points table.
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