KKR vs SRH Today Match Prediction & Tips

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips, Qualifier IPL 2024

KKR will take on SRH in the Qualifier 1 of the IPL 2024. The game will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad and will start at 7:30 PM IST on May 21.

KKR ended the league stage as table toppers with nine wins and just three defeats. The team was ruthless and decimated every team that came their way. The aggressive intent with the bat, clubbed with a quality bowling made KKR almost unbeatable in many games. KKR would like to get a win in Qualifier 1 against book a berth in the final.

Meanwhile, SRH were lucky to reach the Qualifier 1. It would not have been possible for them had Rajasthan Royals not lost four games in a row. However, it’s not that SRH did not deserve a top two finish. The Pat Cummins-led side was equally destructive in the league stage and played some outstanding cricket. The Qualifier 1 should be a cracking contest given how dominating both teams were in the league stage.

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad T20 Live Streaming

TV channels: In India, KKR vs SRH match will be available on Star Network. The match will also be available on Sky Sports (UK), Fox Sports (Australia), Sky Sport NZ (New Zealand), SuperSport (South Africa) and Willow TV (USA)

IPL 2024 Live Streaming: KKR vs SRH fixture will be live-streamed on Jio Cinema in India. In Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal, the matches can be watched live on Yupp TV. Other channels where the match will be streamed live are Willow, Foxtel Go and Kayo.

KKR vs SRH Match Toss Prediction

Toss will be crucial as chasing teams will have an advantage at the Narendra Modi Stadium. There could be some dew thus a score of 200 should be easily chased.

KKR vs SRH Pitch Report

The surface at the Narendra Modi Stadium will be great for batting; however, spinners could play a big role as there could be some turn on offer for the spinners given the excessive heat the pitch has been under for the last few days.

Ahmedabad Weather Report

It will be a hot evening and temperature will touch the 40 degree mark. There will be some dew in the evening which will help the chasing team.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Qualifier Indian Premier League 2024

KKR Team News & Playing 11

KKR Team News

KKR are unlikely to make any changes to the playing XI they selected against Rajasthan Royals. Even though the match could not start due to rain, it gave us a clear idea about the playing XI the team step on the park in Qualifier 1. Rahmanullah Gurbaz will replace Phil Salt in the team.

KKR Key Players

  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz – Gurbaz hasn’t played a game for KKR this season as Phil Salt performed admirably well. However, Gurbaz himself is a destructive batter and can be a match winner for KKR. We are expecting an impactful innings from Gurbaz straightaway
  • Sunil Narine- Sunil Narine scored 461 runs took 15 wickets at a remarkable economy of less than seven in IPL 2024 so far. Narine has played a significant role in KKR’s juggernaut this year. He has been outstanding and if he can keep form in the Qualifier 1, KKR should book a berth in final without much trouble.
  • Andre Russell – Andre Russell has also contributed heavily when given an opportunity, both with the bat and ball. Russell has scored 222 runs and took 15 wickets in IPL 2024. While we all were aware of Russell’s potential with the bat, his bowling has impressed more in this season as he has bowled in tough situations and got crucial wickets. 
  • Varun Chakravarthy – Varun Chakravarthy is the leading wicket-taker for KKR this season, taking 18 wickets. Chakravarthy can be a big player for KKR in Qualifier 1 as the conditions may favour spinners and SRH batters could get into trouble given their intent to take the attack to the opposition. 

KKR Possible Impact Player Substitutes

Angkrish Raghuwanshi, Suyash Sharma, Manish Pandey, Ankul Roy, Vaibhav Arora

Angkrish Raghuvanshi is a likely impact player choice if KKR need a batter while Vaibhav Arora will be used as bowling Impact player.

KKR Team Form

KKR ended the league stage as table toppers, winning nine games. Their last two games were washed out due to rain.

KKR Predicted Playing 11

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Andre Russell, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Ramandeep Singh , Mitchell Starc,  Harshit Rana, Varun Chakaravarthy

SRH Team News & Playing 11

SRH Team News

SRH have been unstoppable as a team and the combination has yielded outstanding results for the Pat Cummins-led side. SRH are likely to field an unchanged XI in the Qualifier 1.

SRH Key Players

  • Abhishek Sharma- Abhishek Sharma scored 66 in 28 balls against PBKS to help the team chase 215. This was not a one-off innings as Sharma has played similarly throughout the IPL, scoring 467 runs at a strike rate of over 200.
  • Travis Head- Travis Head and his ability to deliver in crunch games is well known. From World Cup final to WTC final, he has proved his nerves in many must win games for Australia and he would like to repeat the feat for SRH in IPL qualifier as well. Head has scored 533 runs in the tournament.
  • Pat Cummins- Cummins has been exceptional as a leader in IPL 2024. He has bowled tremendously well, taking 15 wickets in the tournament. He has used himself wisely and picked crucial wickets in the middle overs.
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar- Wickets with the new ball will be key for SRH thus Bhuvneshwar Kumar could be a big impact player for the SRH. If he can remove a couple of early wickets, SRH could be on top.

SRH Possible Impact Player Substitutes

Travis Head, Umran Malik, Glenn Phillips, Washinton Sundar, T Natarajan

If SRH are chasing, Head will be the impact player while if they are batting first, T Natarajan will be the impact player.

SRH Team Form

SRH had a great run in league stage and finished second after winning eight out of the 14 games. They suffered defeats in just five matches.

SRH Predicted Playing 11

Abhishek Sharma, Nitish Reddy, Rahul Tripathi, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Abdul Samad, Shahbaz Ahmed, Sanvir Singh, Pat Cummins (c), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, T Natarajan/Travis Head

KKR vs SRH Head to Head

KKR have dominated SRH in the history of IPL, winning 16 out of the 26 matches. 

KKR vs SRH Head to Head Stats in T20s

  Matches Played KKR Won SRH Won Tie NR
Overall 26 10 16 0 0
Last 5 5 2 3 0 0

KKR vs SRH Betting Odds

KKR are being given the favourites tag. The team has played outstanding cricket and also defeated SRH in the earlier meet of the league stage. The presence of quality spinners gives KKR an edge.

Who will win Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad T20 Match?

We suggest backing KKR to win. KKR were the best team of the league stage. SRH were also brilliant but the team struggled against spinners at times. KKR have the best set of spinners in IPL 2024 and that could be the deciding factor in the match.

🏆 KKR vs SRH Prediction

KKR are favourites for us. There is very little to choose between teams in terms of quality, however, we feel that KKR have a better bowling attack. The presence of Narine and Chakravarthy might well be the difference between win and loss for KKR. The spinners have been in great form and we doubt if SRH can dictate terms against Narine and Chakravarthy at Narendra Modi Stadium pitch which has become helpful for spinners. We are backing KKR to win.

Kolkata Knight Riders to beat Sunrisers Hyderabad

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