Kolkata Knight Riders
The SRH vs KKR clash puts together two very interesting IPL teams, in what is sure to be an intriguing matchup. Both have tasted success in the past, the Knight Riders have two titles to their name while the Sunrisers have one, and both look to be capable of winning more in the future.
The Sunrisers won their first and only title in 2016, while they also reached the 2018 final but lost to Chennai. This is a team that has looked better since having success, and one of the many possible winners of the upcoming IPL season. Their home ground, the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium is one that has seen some success in the past, but not near enough. If the Sunrisers want to become a team that can go on and win IPL titles in the future then they have to make their home ground a fortress.
Last 5 matches:
SRH vs KKR
The Kolkata Knight Riders have to do the same with their home ground, which is the iconic Eden Gardens, a stadium that has seen many huge moments in Indian cricket. They won their titles in 2012 and 2014, but have not been able to add a third to those in recent years.
SRH vs KKR 2018
At the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, the SRH vs KKR 2018 clash was a game won by the Kolkata Knight Riders. These teams met three times during the 2018 season, and although the Knight Riders won this one, it was the only game they won that season, with the Sunrisers winning at Eden Gardens and winning a playoff game on their way to the IPL final.
Sunrisers Hyderabad did little wrong with the bat, winning the toss and deciding to bat first. Shikhar Dhawan top scored for them with 50 from 39 deliveries while Kane Williamson and Shreevats Goswami also contributed with scores in the 30s. Prasidh Krishna took the plaudits with the ball for the Knight Riders, he took four Hyderabad wickets in the game.
Kolkata went into bat second and successfully chased the total set, scoring 173/5 with two balls to spare, so it was a close finish. Chris Lynn was named as the man of the match thanks to his 55 from 43 deliveries, while Robin Uthappa played a big part too by scoring 45 from 34 balls.
SRH vs KKR 2019
If the 2018 game between these two was tight, the SRH vs KKR 2019 game certainly wasn’t, resulting in a very comfortable victory for the Sunrisers. The Knight Riders went out to put a total on the board but could only manage 159/8 from their 20 overs. Chris Lynn gave them hope by scoring 51 from 47 balls but his rate wasn’t quick enough, and he didn’t have much support around him.
Man of the match Khaleel Ahmed took three wickets for 33 runs from his four overs, he was brilliant and kept things under control for the Sunrisers. With the bat, it was Jonny Bairstow and David Warner who led the way, just like they have done on many other occasions. Bairstow hit an unbeaten 80 from 43 balls while Warner scored 67 from 38 deliveries.
The Sunrisers reached their target and scored 161/1 from just 15 overs, winning the game with 30 balls to spare, this was a very easy game for them.
SRH vs KKR Match Prediction
We have seen both of these teams show quality in the past, and be around the top of the IPL standings, can either of them offer that final push that is required to be genuine title contenders in 2020? Making a SRH vs KKR match prediction is tough, as both have the quality to compete well and this could come down to who is in the best form on the day, and if any mistakes are made.
Both teams have the ability to win this one, with the Sunrisers especially feeling confident after their huge success in the game last season.
SRH vs KKR Live
With two former winners of the IPL going head to head here, SRH vs KKR live is always going to be an event that people want to go to. These two teams have given us some good games over the years, and have a number of key, top quality players between them.
Those looking to watch this game on TV will be pleased to know that there are many IPL TV deals in place all over the world, allowing people from many different countries to keep up to date with the action. Alongside these deals, there are many live streams available too, if you are too busy to watch on TV or not at home, these are available on computers and through mobile devices, so if you are going out you will never miss a ball of this game.
SRH vs KKR Head to Head
When taking a look at the SRH vs KKR head to head stats below you will see that one team holds an advantage at the moment, although not a huge one. It is also worth pointing out that when you look at the games in more recent years, there is nothing to choose between the teams.
Games played: 17
Sunrisers Hyderabad wins: 7
Kolkata Knight Riders wins: 10
As you can see, it is the Knight Riders that hold the advantage right now, but only just and a couple of wins for the Sunrisers in 2020 would bring the teams almost level.
The fascinating part about the head to head totals is that the successful period for the Knight Riders was in the first few games when these two met. Since then, things have been close and if you look at the last 10 games then you will see that both teams have won five each, there is nothing to split them.
With two teams that are potential IPL title winners this coming season, and two that have a very close head to head record, especially recently, the games between these two are surely going to be fun to watch.
SRH vs KKR Results by Year
Apr 21, 2019 – 38th Match at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad (day/night)
Kolkata Knight Riders 159/8 (20 ov) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad 161/1 (15/20 ov)
Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 9 wickets (with 30 balls remaining)
Best Batsmen: Jonny Bairstow *80 (43) & Best Bowler: Khaleel Ahmed 3/33 (4)
Mar 24, 2019 – 2nd Match at Eden Gardens, Kolkata (day/night)
Sunrisers Hyderabad 181/3 (20 ov) vs Kolkata Knight Riders 183/4 (19.4/20 ov)
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 6 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
Best Batsmen: David Warner 85 (53) & Best Bowler: Andre Russell 2/32 (3)
|2019||Sunrisers Hyderabad||9 Wickets||Hyderabad|
|2019||Kolkata Knight Riders||6 Wickets||Kolkata|
|2018||Sunrisers Hyderabad||14 Runs||Kolkata|
|2018||Kolkata Knight Riders||5 Wickets||Hyderabad|
|2018||Sunrisers Hyderabad||5 Wickets||Kolkata|
|2017||Kolkata Knight Riders||7 Wickets||Bengaluru|
|2017||Sunrisers Hyderabad||48 Runs||Hyderabad|
|2017||Kolkata Knight Riders||17 Runs||Kolkata|
|2016||Sunrisers Hyderabad||22 Runs||Delhi|
|2016||Kolkata Knight Riders||22 Runs||Kolkata|
|2016||Kolkata Knight Riders||8 Wickets||Hyderabad|
|2015||Kolkata Knight Riders||35 Runs||Kolkata|
|2015||Sunrisers Hyderabad||16 Runs||Visakhapatnam|
|2014||Kolkata Knight Riders||4 Wickets||Kolkata|
|2014||Kolkata Knight Riders||7 Wickets||Hyderabad|
|2013||Sunrisers Hyderabad||5 Wickets||Hyderabad|
|2013||Kolkata Knight Riders||48 Runs||Kolkata|