If Sunrisers Hyderabad are coming with a win, then Kolkata Knight Riders, too, will be high on confidence after their historic win over Gujarat Titans.
Kolkata Knight Riders High On Spirit
Rinku Singh scored 29 off the last over in previous match, so that really puts the team in high spirit, everything seems possible for such a team.
Especially, they have 15-8 win record over SRH which is really a satisfying stat for the team but a lot of members have changed since the last time these two sides met.
KKR have already crossed 200 score on board two times this season, on both occasions, they came out victorious in an exceptional fashion and incredible effort from the individuals.
Venketesh Iyer at the top order has found some form and this is a good sign for KKR because the team will benefit most from his form. And also, they will have the service of Jason Roy available in this match, this will inject in international express in the top order.
The problem of KKR is that they lose wickets in clusters. In so far, none of their two batters have got going. Rahmanullah Gurbaz has stood up to his place with positive intent that he has showen as an opener.
Sunrisers Hyderabad Climbing Up To Progress
The 72 runs loss in the first match, 116 total posted against LSG, Sunrisers Hyderabad couldn’t get going the way they wanted. However, they came in the third match with relatively better team which meant that Adil Rashid losing his place and Marco Jansen getting in.
It worked out very well for the team, especially, their bowling unit performed well. With the new ball, they were on the target straightaway and spinners operated well in the middle overs followed by some spicy pace from Umran Malik.
SRH has problem with its opening slot, Harry Brook was promoted upto the order and that didn’t work out. Mayank Agarwal couldn’t find his rhythm but good for the team, Rahul Tripathi is looking strong in the middle order.
What does Stats Say?
Kolkata Knight Riders have straight advantage over Sunrisers Hyderabad in head to head encounters. KKR has dominated at both occasions, while batting first and second.
Last time these two teams came head to head at Eden Gardens, Kolkata Knight Riders easily chased down 181 target posted by SRH. Andre Russell smashed 19 balls 49 in the chase.
Last time SRH won an encounter against KKR was last year in their first meet. SRH won the match by 5 wickets chasing 176, Aiden Markram and Rahul Tripathi, both played exceptionally well in the chase. Russell scored 25 balls 49 runs in that match, perhaps he enjoys batting against SRH and this could be the big game for him.