Today’s match of IPL 2023 season is Sun Risers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders (SRH vs KKR). Both the teams are currently among the bottom end teams in IPL standings, with KKR at 8th position and SRH at 9th. Though both have same number of points, KKR’s better Net Run Rate puts them ahead of SRH in rankings. Both the teams have displayed below average performances throughout the tournament.
Talking about the hosts SRH, they have lost 6 games out of the 9 played this season. In the last match, they showed some satisfactory level of performance of 197/6 against bottom end team Delhi Capitals but could manage to win with a meagre 9 runs. This could be their only reason to gain confidence in the upcoming match.
Coming to the visitors KKR, their success rate actually lower than that of SRH as KKR has achieved 6 points in 10 matches whereas SRH achieved the same in 9 matches. The team needs to create a winning streak in the remaining matches if they have to reach the qualifiers.
SRH vs KKR : Match Details
Venue : Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Date : Thursday, May 4, 2023
Time : 7:30 PM IST
Watch Live on : Star Sports Network & JioCinema
SRH vs KKR : Pitch Report
The pitch at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium is batters’ friendly. For seamers, the pitch provides bounce and swing in initial overs but as the game progresses, the pitch becomes slower becomes supportive of spinners.
Any score above 190 could be a competitive one.
Out of the 68 matches played on this ground, 30 have been won by the team batting first whereas 38 by the chasing team.
The toss winning captain should field first.
SRH vs KKR : Head to Head
Both the teams have locked horns with each other 24 times in IPL, out of which 15 times KKR won whereas 9 times it’s SRH.
(SRH) 9-15 (KKR)
SRH vs KKR : Team XI Prediction
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)
- Abhishek Sharma
- Mayank Agarwal
- Rahul Tripathi
- Aiden Markram (C)
- Harry Brook
- Heinrich Klaasen (WK)
- Abdul Samad
- Akeal Hosein
- Bhuvneshwar Kumar
- Mayank Markande
- Umran Malik
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
- N Jagadeesan
- Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK)
- Venkatesh Iyer
- Nitish Rana (C)
- Rinku Singh
- Andre Russell
- Sunil Narine
- David Wiese
- Shardul Thakur
- Harshit Rana
- Varun Chakaravarthy
SRH vs KKR : Best Performers Prediction
The ace KKR batter is the leading run scorer for KKR. Having scored 296 runs off 9 matches, he ranks 9th among the top 10 batters in the Orange Cap standings. Iyer became the only batter after Brendon McCullum to score a century for KKR after 15 years. Currently, he looks in perfect form with an average of 58.4 and a splendid strike rate of 148.74. He is expected to show his magic in the upcoming game as well. So, perfect pick for batter of the day.
The right-arm leg-break spinner has had a decent show so far this season. He’s already top wicket taker for KKR and is currently ranked 9th in the race of Purple Cap. Having taken 13 wickets in past 9 matches with an economy rate of 8.35, he has played a key role in causing debacle in opponents’ batting line up. So, he’s expected to continue to perform well in this match as well.
SRH vs KKR : Today’s Match Winner Prediction
Chasing team likely to win the game.
Disclaimer: The above predictions are based on personal understanding and analysis of the author. Kindly make your own decision while making any prediction based on the predictions mentioned above.