SRH vs KKR IPL today match prediction: Sunrisers Hyderabad have got the most suitable venues to kick-start their campaign. The slow tracks in Chennai and Delhi is tailor made for their setup and they would definitely want to run away with the league straight up. They normally are a slow starters and pick up speed towards the later half of the tournament but one can expect them to pocket wins and hit the ground running early in the season.
Kolkata Knight Riders missed the playoffs last year after a good start to their campaign. They lost their way in the 2nd half of the tournament and changing the leader in the middle of the season didn’t help them either. They have tried to plug some holes in the auction this year but they have several loopholes in their side and will be interesting to see how they start their season.
+ Rashid Khan’s 24 balls will be a living hell for the opposition batters on a track like Chennai.
+ They have surplus options to choose from and as mentioned earlier, their resources are well suited to a track like Chennai.
Kolkata Knight Riders
+ A fresh and a fully fit Andre Russell is raring to go and he is the best T20 player in the world and likes playing on slow tracks in Chennai.
+ Shubman Gill is a much improved player this time around and he looked in ominous touch in the practice games.
SRH playing 11(Likely)
David Warner, Wriddhiman Saha, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Mohammad Nabi, Abdul Samad, Kedar Jadhav, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan
KKR playing 11 (Likely)
Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Shakib Al Hassan/Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Prasidh Krishna, Harbhajan Singh, Varun Chakravarthy
Form guide (Last 5 games)
Records at Chennai (T20s)
SRH- 3 defeats in 3 games
KKR- 2 wins and 7 defeats in 9 games
The odds are tilting towards Sunrisers Hyderabad but KKR have enough match-winners to turn the game in no time. There is no denying the fact that toss will play a crucial role in this game as well but SRH have an excellent bowling attack compared to KOL and they should fancy defending the target as well.
With 2 of India’s best death bowlers under their ranks, SRH surely start the game as favorites.
Bet365- SRH- 1.90, KKR- 1.90
Betway- SRH- 1.87, KKR- 1.95
Today SRH vs KOL match score: In the first game, MI scored 160 and almost defended it. Anything around 160 to 170 would be a winning total.
Today match pitch report: The wicket is expected to play slow. There will be incentive for bowlers those who take the pace off.
Who won yesterday IPL game: RCB won the match by 2 wickets against MI
Tomorrow IPL match
KXIP vs RR