Kolkata Knight Riders will face off Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 61st match of Tata IPL 2022. The game will be played at Maharashtra Cricket Association in Pune on 14th May. It will be available live on Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar at 7:30 pm IST.
The 61st match will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad. KKR has played twelve matches this season and won five. They are currently in the seventh position and have 10 points. Kolkata played their recent round against Mumbai Indians, and won the game by a huge margin of fifty-two runs. Venkatesh Iyer and Nitish Rana both scored an equal forty-three runs. Pat Cummins took three wickets, Andre Russell and Varun Chakravarthy took two wickets each for KKR. They gave Mumbai a target of 165 runs and won the game by 52 runs.
Sunrisers Hyderabad has played eleven matches and also won five games. They are in the sixth position on the points table, with 10 points. SRH played their recent match against Royal Challengers Bangalore and lost the game by sixty-seven runs. Rahul Tripathi made fifty-eight runs and Aiden Markram scored twenty-one runs. Jagadeesha Suchit took two wickets whereas Kartik Tyagi got one. It was quite a bad performance by Hyderabad as they only managed to make 125 runs out of 193 runs target given by RCB.
Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad have previously played against each other, where SRH won by seven wickets. Nitish Rana scored fifty-four runs and Andre Russell made forty-nine runs for KKR. Andre Russell took two wickets and Pat Cummins took one wicket. Rahul Tripathi made seventy-one runs and Aiden Markram scored sixty-eight runs for Hyderabad. T Natarajan bagged three wickets and Umran Malik took two wickets. SRH chased the target of 175 by KKR before the 20th over and won by seven wickets.
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Venkatesh Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer(C), Nitish Rana, Sam Billings(WK), Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy
Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson(C), Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran(WK), Sashank Singh, Sean Abbot, Shreyas Gopal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kartik Tyagi, Umran Malik.
Andre Russell from Kolkata Knight Riders is a right-handed batsman and right-arm fast bowler. He scored forty-nine runs and took two wickets of SRH in his previous match. Russell’s form is the best and will be a great pick.
Nitish Rana is KKR’s left-handed batsman who smacked fifty-four runs against Hyderabad. Rana is the precious scorer of Kolkata and will be important in today’s match.
Rahul Tripathi from Sunrisers Hyderabad is a right-handed batsman. He made an incredible seventy-one runs in his previous encounter with Kolkata Knight Riders. Tripathi will be a good pick for today’s match, considering his performance.
Aiden Markram is a right-handed batsman from SRH who scored sixty-eight runs against Kolkata Knight Riders. His performance is quite well talked about this season and will be a safe pick.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar from Sunrisers Hyderabad is a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium pacer. He took one wicket for his team against Kolkata. Kumar will be a good option for the game.
FOr shorter leagues, and mini-tournaments Andre Russell will be the best choice for captaincy. Rahul Tripathi will be the safest choice as captain for grander leagues and grander tournaments. Kane Williamson and Sunil Narine will be the top punt picks, and 1-5-2-3 will be the playing combination.
Considering the rise in performance of KKR in the last couple of games, today Kolkata will be more likely to win. SRH has shown inconsistent performance for quite a while.