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KKR vs SRH Prediction: Toss, Pitch, Cricket Betting Tips for Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL 2020 Match 35

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

Indian Premier League 2020, Match 35

Date & Time: 18 October, 2020 at 3:30PM IST

Abu Dhabi, UAE

KKR vs SRH: Prediction

It is one of the most important matches in the second half of the tournament. With DC, MI and RCB already well set to make the playoffs, KKR and SRH are the two remaining teams who are well and truly in the race for the fourth playoff spot. With both teams suffering defeats in their last encounter, it matches up for an exciting encounter.

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Kolkata Knight Riders:

  • Strong batting line-up. All of their batsmen are match-winners in their own right. Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, and Eoin Morgan are in fine touch.
  • KKR has a lot of variety in their bowling armoury

Sunrisers Hyderabad:

  • The best opening pair among 8 teams. Record of Warner-Bairstow speaks for themselves.
  • Kane Williamson and the young duo of Samad and Garg have boosted their middle-order strength.
  • Rashid Khan and T.Natarajan are in great form with the ball.


Kolkata Knight Riders:

  • KKR had been playing a fluid batting order, with no stability whatsoever. It hasn’t worked well for them.
  • Sunil Narine has been reported for his bowling action. This may prevent his participation in the few more coming matches.
  • Despite having a quality batting line-up, they have struggled to stick together as a batting unit.
  • Form of Russell and DK is a huge concern.

Sunrisers Hyderabad:

  • With Bhuvi injured, the fast bowling department is weakened a bit.
  • SRH is heavily reliant on the opening duo. If both of them don’t fire, then they are in very serious trouble.
  • SRH does not have a proper sixth bowling option.

SRH vs KKR: Who will Win?

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Win Prediction

  • KKR- 55%
  • SRH- 45%

Betting Odds

Bet365: SRH- 2.00, KKR- 1.80
Betway: SRH- 1.90, KKR- 1.80

Kolkata Knight Riders to win this match

  1. On paper, KKR has a well-balanced squad than SRH, and hence they are expected to win as per today match prediction.
  2. KKR batsmen have failed against quick short balls. But there are no quality pacers in the SRH line-up to test this weakness of KKR batsmen.

So if you are in for IPL betting, place your money on KKR.

Head to Head (overall)

  • Matches Played- 18
  • KKR – 11
  • SRH- 07

Head to Head (in UAE)

  • Matches Played- 1
  • KKR- 1
  • SRH- 0

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This match promises to be one match that will have a serious impact on the league standings going forward in the tournament. With both teams fighting it out to earn the 4th playoffs spot, this encounter promises to be an entertaining one.

In terms of team selection, KKR has many things to worry about. They were really out of the place in the last two matches against RCB and MI. With playoff chances still intact KKR would need a fightback to earn their spot. Despite the failures, the batting line-up is expected to be retained. They may also bring in Narine back in place of Green and may also replace Prasidh with Nagarkoti. But if Narine is still to be left out, then they can try out Lockie Ferguson and bring back Kuldeep in place of Prasidh and Green to strengthen their bowling a bit.

As for SRH, not many changes are expected. They are expected to retain the same team.

KKR Playing 11: Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson/ Chris Green, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthi, Kuldeep Yadav/ Kamlesh Nagarkoti

SRH Playing 11: David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Priyam Garg, Rashid Khan, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan, Sandeep Sharma

Expert free tip for Fantasy cricket and IPL betting tips

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  1. David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, and Shubman Gill are the top batsmen in form. Invest in them to expect returns in small leagues.
  2. Natarajan and Varun Chakravarthy are in fine form with the ball, as they are not so popular names, investing in them may bring great rewards in grand leagues.
  3. Rashid Khan is a match-winner. As for cricket betting tips, he is a sure shot man to invest your money in.

KKR vs SRH Toss Prediction and Pitch Report

Abu Dhabi is the lowest scoring ground among all three grounds used in IPL 2020. Considering the stats of the previous matches, it is better to bat first on this pitch. The pitch has traditionally helped both seamers and spinners equally. Anything above 180 should be easy to defend.

If Kolkata Knight Riders bats first: 170-180

If Sunrisers Hyderabad bats first: 150-160

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KKR vs SRH free cricket betting tips

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Players who are expected to perform well as per Dream11 Prediction.

Top Batsman

KKR- Shubman Gill

Gill is a classical stroke maker who has all the shots in his book. Expect him to continue his good run and score big in Abu Dhabi.

SRH- David Warner

David Warner is one of the most consistent batsmen in IPL history. With his team desperately needing quite a few wins under their belt, he is expected to step up.

Other Prominent options: Eoin Morgan, Rahul Tripathi, Kane Williamson, Jonny Bairstow

Top Bowler

KKR- Varun Chakravarthi

This is quite an unusual pick, but this man had been doing full justice to the job at his hand. But with Narine doubtful, he should be the man in charge to restrict the flow of runs in the middle over and to take crucial wickets at regular intervals, he should be your wild-card choice for fantasy tournaments.

SRH- Rashid Khan

The spin magician is in the form of his life. As for IPL betting tips, he is a sure shot bowler to invest your money in.

Other Prominent options: T. Natarajan, Sandeep Sharma, Shivam Mavi

Most Sixes

SRH- David Warner

KKR- Eoin Morgan

Player of the Match

Eoin Morgan/ Shubman Gill

For KKR to win this match, either of these inform batsmen should step up. One of these two is our prediction for the ‘Player of the Match’ award.

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Midhun M Menon @Mid_On_

An engineer who watches, plays, and writes cricket. Out here to tell you interesting stories from 22 yards from the perspective of a 22-year-old guy.