KKR vs SRH IPL Prediction 14 Apr 2023
Indian Premier League 2023
Kolkata Knight Riders
- Date: 2023-04-14
- Start Time: 19:30
- Location: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
- Tournament: Indian Premier League 2023
- Format: Indian Premier League
- Prediction By: Malcolm Richards
After picking up their first win of the season, Sunrisers Hyderabad will travel to Kolkata to face the Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens on Friday.
- Sunrisers Hyderabad are currently 9th in the points table with one win, while the Knight Riders are 3rd with two wins.
- Aiden Markram’s side picked up their first win in their last game against the Punjab Kings and KKR beat Gujarat in an all-time IPL classic.
- Both teams won a game each from their games last year, with KKR winning the last game by 54 runs.
KKR vs SRH – IPL – Venue Details
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Date: April 14th 2023
Time: 19:30 (local)
KKR vs SRH – IPL – Team Previews
Kolkata Knight Riders
The Kolkata Knight Riders, led by Nitish Rana, had a rocky start to their campaign with a loss, but quickly bounced back with two consecutive victories, resulting in an impressive net run rate of 1.375 points. Their recent high-scoring win over the Gujarat Titans has given them a boost in momentum as they head into their next match.
In their last two games, the Knight Riders have seen some unexpected standout performances, including Shardul Thakur’s impressive batting and Rinku Singh’s exceptional performance. To continue this positive streak, Rahmanullah Gurbaz will need to deliver a strong opening knock and establish a solid partnership with Jason Roy, who has joined the squad.
Along with Rana, Venkatesh Iyer’s contribution with the bat will also be crucial. However, their bowling attack struggled in the previous match, so they will need better spells from Umesh Yadav and Shardul Thakur with the new ball.
The Sunrisers have not had a great start to the season, managing only one win so far. However, they showed some promising signs in their last match against the Rajasthan Royals with Rahul Tripathi scoring a magnificent 74 runs and Mayank Markande taking four wickets with the ball.
The arrival of South African players seems to have added some cohesiveness to the team, as evidenced by Marco Jansen’s impressive bowling display and Aiden Markram’s supporting role in the chase against the Punjab Kings.
The Sunrisers’ highest opening wicket stand is 27 runs in the tournament so far, highlighting the importance of Mayank Agarwal’s contribution at the top of the order. However, there is mounting pressure on Harry Brook, who has struggled with the bat, especially against spin.
KKR vs SRH – IPL – Probable Playing XI’s
Kolkata Knight Riders: R Gurbaz (wk), Jagadeesan, Venky Iyer, Nitish Rana (Cap), Rinku Singh, A Russell, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, L Ferguson, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy
Sunrisers Hyderabad: H Brook, Mayank Agarwal, Rahul Tripathi, A Markram (Cap), Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Washington Sundar, M Jansen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mayank Markande, Umran Malik, Natarajan
KKR vs SRH – IPL – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction
The match at the Eden Gardens is expected to be a high-scoring affair, as the pitch is known to favour the batsmen. This was evident in the previous match played between KKR and RCB. As the game progresses, spin bowlers are expected to play a significant role. Hence, either captain winning the toss would likely choose to field first, given the conditions.
KKR vs SRH – IPL – Win Prediction
KKR have won two games but there were moments in both games where they looked like going down only to be bailed out by two rear-guard actions. That might not be the case on Friday as we expect the Sunrisers to take the win.