KKR vs SRH, IPL 2022 preview: Kolkata face Hyderabad in do-or-die battle

Kolkata Knight Riders tackle Sunrisers Hyderabad in match 61 of IPL 2022 on Saturday. Whereas each groups are alive within the playoffs race, their probabilities of going by to the subsequent stage are fairly slim.

Seventh place SRH and eighth place KKR have each collected 10 factors to date and to qualify they won’t solely must win their remaining matches however will need assistance from different groups as properly. SRH although have three video games left as.netpared to KKR’s two and have a greater likelihood of qualifying to the knockouts however they’re presently on a four-game shedding streak. Preventing to remain alive within the playoffs race, KKR.nete into the match after a large 52-runs win over Mumbai Indians.

Shreyas Iyer captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders and Kane Williamson of the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Sportzpics

Star watch

Andre Russell: The West Indian solely scored 9 off 5 balls towards MI however he obtained two essential wickets together with that of Tilak Varma. With Pat Cummins, who took three wickets towards Mumbai, lacking the rest of the season attributable to a hip damage, Russell’s bowling b.netes much more vital for the KKR facet.

On the identical time, the middle-order batter has 281 runs to his identify in 12 matches third-highest for KKR. A defeat would see KKR getting eradicated from IPL 2022, and in such a vital encounter, KKR want their talismanic all-rounder to fireplace on all cylinders.

Kane Williamson: Within the residence stretch of the event, Williamson is operating out of time to guide the crew by instance. With solely 199 runs in 11 matches, Williamson has failed to fireplace to date this season. He has a strike fee of simply over 96 and has obtained out for a duck within the final recreation. Opener Abhishek Sharma has additionally misplaced type after beginning strongly and it is now crucial that Williamson gives the required inspiration with the bat to the SRH facet which nonetheless has an opportunity to achieve the playoffs.

Uncapped watch

Rinku Singh: After sitting out for some time, Rinku all of a sudden finds himself within the thick of the motion and KKR haven’t regretted calling him again. The left-handed batter has scored 129 runs from 5 matches this season from the middle-order and that has given KKR some stability. His knock of 42 not out helped KKR beat Rajsthan Royals whereas he made one other 23 not out within the profitable trigger towards Mumbai Indians. Extra of the identical would be the message for the teen from KKR administration.

Rahul Tripathi: The precise-handed batter has been considered one of SRH’s star gamers this season with 308 runs in 11 matches. Even of their loss towards Royal Challengers Bangalore, Tripathi was the lone batting star as he scored 58 off 37 in a match that SRH misplaced by 67 runs. SRH will want him to hold ahead his type to the sport tonight because the Hyderabad franchise purpose to string three consecutive victories within the hope to achieve the playoffs.


Sunil Narine solely has eight wickets from 12 matches however he has been a miser in gifting away runs with an economic system fee of simply 5.22. His skill to choke any opposition is a large asset for KKR. SRH, nonetheless, may attempt to neutralise the Trinidad spinner by utilizing in-form Rahul Tripathi. The SRH batter has by no means obtained out to Narine in seven IPL matches whereas scoring 67 off 45 balls.

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