Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad (KOL vs SRH) clash in Match No.61 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.
Kolkata Knight Riders registered a much-needed 52-run win against Mumbai Indians coming into this game. Venkatesh Iyer (43) and Nitish Rana (43) made vital scores as Kolkata reached to 165/9. Pat Cummins (3) and Andre Russell (2) were then amongst wickets as Mumbai were cleaned up for a paltry 113.
Meanwhile, Sunrisers Hyderabad suffered a huge 67-run loss at the hands of Bangalore. Set a stiff target of 193, they crumbled to 125 all out. Rahul Tripathi with his 58 was the only bright spot in a disappointing performance. This was their fourth loss in a row.
Match: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2022 Match 61
Date and Time: May 14, Saturday, 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
KOL vs SRH PREDICTED PLAYING XI
Kolkata Knight Riders
Venkatesh Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer (c), Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Varun Chakavarthy
Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shashank Singh, Jagadeesha Suchith, Kartik Tyagi/T Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Romario Shepherd, Umran Malik
The wicket will not be as easy to bat on and is tricky. Batters need to spend time in the middle before they play their shots. Spinners will have a huge role to play on this surface as well. Batting might not be as easy. Therefore, winning the toss and putting the runs on the board first up is a good option.
KOL vs SRH MATCH PREDICTION
Both teams have their issues to sort. Kolkata Knight Riders have been all over the place. However, they come in with winning momentum. Sunrisers Hyderabad have four consecutive defeats now. It will be a tight contest as both teams need to win desperately. Kolkata start off with an edge over Hyderabad in this game.
KOL vs SRH DREAM11 FANTASY SUGGESTIONS
Fantasy Team #1: Nicholas Pooran, Nitish Rana, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Abhishek Sharma, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Aiden Makram, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Tim Southee, Pat Cummins
Captain: Andre Russell Vice-captain: Aiden Markram
Fantasy Team #2: Nicholas Pooran, Kane Williamson, Nitish Rana, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Sunil Narine, Aiden Markram, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Pat Cummins, T Natarajan
Captain: Andre Russell Vice-captain: Rahul Tripathi