KKR vs SRH Today Match Prediction & Tips

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

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

Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad do head to head in Match 3 of the 2024 Indian Premier League at Eden Gardens on Saturday evening. KKR finished in seventh place last season, four points from the play-off positions, with Sunrisers bottom of the table. Read on as we preview this game. The match gets underway in Kolkata on March 23rd at 19:30 local time.

KKR produced an inconsistent campaign in 2023 but they have assembled a strong squad of players ahead of the 2024 competition and there are certainly reasons for their fans to be optimistic. However, they will be up against a team with a point to prove in this game.

Sunrisers Hyderabad won only four games all season but under a new captain they could well have a much more successful campaign in 2024. They will look at this KKR side and see potential weaknesses which they can exploit at Eden Gardens.

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad T20 Live Streaming

TV channels: You can watch this match live on Sky Cricket, Star Network, Fox Sports, Sky Sport NZ, SuperSport and Willow TV

IPL 2024 Live Streaming: The fixture will be live-streamed on SkyGo, Jio Cinema, Willow, Foxtel Go and Kayo.

KKR vs SRH Match Toss Prediction

Almost 60% of IPL matches at Eden Gardens have been won by the team chasing and so we predict that both teams will want to field first ahead of this game.

KKR vs SRH Pitch Report

This looks like being a low-scoring venue for 2024 with assistance for the bowlers, particularly the spinners. Whoever bats first will be looking to post a score of 165+.

Kolkata Weather Report

According to the forecast, the temperature will drop from 27 to 25 degrees across the duration of this game with humidity levels climbing to 85% plus by the conclusion.

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

KKR Team News & Playing 11

KKR Team News

There have been some changes in personnel for KKR over recent months with Gus Atkinson ruled out of the tournament by the ECB and replaced by Dushmantha Chameera. Jason Roy opted out due to personal reasons which has given Phil Salt an opportunity with the franchise for IPL 2024.

KKR Key Players

  • Rinku Singh – The middle order batter is one of the most impressive finishers in Indian cricket at the moment. He will take on the opposition bowlers with a strike-rate of 148.10 from 99 T20 innings.
  • Nitish Rana – The left-handed middle-order batter is a consistent part of KKR’s middle order with at least two half-centuries in each of the last five IPL tournaments and one in all eight of his IPL campaigns.
  • Mitchell Starc – The Australian left-arm pacer makes his first IPL appearance since 2015 and will bring his usual mix of extreme pace and some unplayable deliveries.
  • Varun Chakravarhty – The spinner has been a very consistent performer for KKR over the last four years with 61 wickets including 20 in the last IPL.

KKR Possible Impact Player Substitutes

Ramandeep Singh, Manish Pandey, Harshit Rana, Suyash Sharma, Anukul Ro

Experienced top order batter Manish Pandey will be pushing for a place in the XI but if he does not make it he is likely to be the player to come in for additional batting strength. If a bowling impact player is required, we expect to see 22 year old fast bowler Harshit Rana at the top of the list.

KKR Team Form

KKR were beaten in two of their final three games in the 2023 IPL to end any hopes of a play-off place.

KKR Predicted Playing 11

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Mitchell Starc, Chetan Sakariya, Varun Chakravarthy, Vaibhav Arora

SRH Team News & Playing 11

SRH Team News

Pat Cummins will be leading a squad who are almost at 100% availability ahead of this match. Only all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga, who was due to be playing for Sri Lanka in their Test series against Bangladesh, but has been suspended, is unavailable.

SRH Key Players

  • Heinrich Klaasen –  The South African hit a top score of 104 in last year’s IPL and will arrive at Eden Gardens with a T20 strike-rate of over 150.
  • Travis Head – The left-handed Australian has been in brilliant form in international cricket over the last 12 months and he will look to attack from the first ball of his innings.
  • Pat Cummins – The Australia skipper is a brilliant bowler but can also score valuable runs down the order. However, this will be his first time as captain in top tier T20 cricket and he is against his old side.
  • Umran Malik – The 24 year old right-arm fast bowler has taken 65 T20 wickets and he will generate pace on this pitch even if no other bowler can.

SRH Possible Impact Player Substitutes

Marco Jansen, Nitish Kumar Reddy, Sanir Singh, Jaydev Unadkat, Anmolpreet Singh

Left arm quick Unadkat has taken 218 wickets across his T20 career and if Sunrisers require an additional bowler for the second innings of the game then he is a likely selection. With the bat, Nitish Kumar Reddy is a 20 year old batting all-rounder with plenty of promise.

SRH Team Form

Surisers Hyderabad lost eight of their last 10 matches in the 2024 IPL including their final four games.

SRH Predicted Playing 11

Mayank Agarwal, Travis Head, Rahul Tripathi, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Upendra Yadav, Pat Cummins (c), Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Umran Malik, T.Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar

KKR vs SRH Head to Head

This will be the 26th meeting between KKR and Sunrisers with KKR currently leading the head to head 16-9. Sunrisers won the first clash last season by 23 runs before KKR came out on top by 5 runs in their second meeting.

KKR vs SRH Head to Head Stats in T20’s

Matches Played KKR Won SRH Won Tie NR
Overall 25 16 16 0 0
Last 5 5 3 2 0 0

KKR vs SRH Betting Odds

According to the bookies, this game could go right down to the wire! KKR are the narrow underdogs at 2.00 with Sunrisers Hyderabad the favourites at 1.85.

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

Sunrisers Hyderabad have a new skipper in Pat Cummins but also a new head coach in Daniel Vettori. As a result, we think they have the edge over KKR ahead of this fixture.

🏆 KKR vs SRH Prediction

Eden Gardens under floodlights will make for an excellent spectacle on Saturday evening and we are expecting an entertaining and tight contest between KKR and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Rinku Singh will be key for KKR but we think that Sunrisers Hyderabad have enough talent and, under new leadership, could surprise a few people this year. Our prediction is for Sunrisers Hyderabad, with their top international batters, to win this fixture.

Sunrisers Hyderabad to beat Kolkata Knight Riders

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