Sunrisers Hyderabad will face Kolkata Knight Riders in the 25th match of IPL 2022.
Sunrisers Hyderabad made a superb comeback after losing their opening two games.
They have won their last couple of games and are currently placed at the number 8th position on the points table with 4 points in 4 games.
In their previous encounter, SRH defeated Gujrat Titans by 8 wickets as they chased down their target of 163 runs with 5 balls to spare.
Kane Williamson smashed 57 runs while Abhishek Sharma scored 42 runs.
On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders are looking good this season under the leadership of Shreyas Iyer.
They gave won 3 matches 3 out of the 5 matches they have played so far.
Kolkata Knight Riders are currently placed at the number 2 spot on the points table.
Kolkata suffered a 44 runs defeat in their last game as they failed to chase 216 runs against the Delhi Capitals.
KKR was bowled out for 171 runs despite a fighting half-century from the skipper Shreyas Iyer.
Teams: KKR vs SRH
Venue: Brabourne Cricket Stadium
Date: 15th April, Friday
Time: 7:30 pm IST
Head to head record
Here is the head-to-head record between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad in IP
Total Matches Played: 23
KKR won: 14
SRH won: 7
Tie/no results: 0
Washington Sundar is injured.
This means Shreyas Gopal will get a look in.
This could be a piece of good news as Gopal is a wrist spinner and could prove to be the X factor.
In his earlier stints in IPL, Gopal has performed quite well for RR.
KKR Probable Playing 11
Venkatesh Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer ©, Sam Billings (Wk), Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine, Rasikh Salam, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy.
SRH Probable Playing 11
Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson ©, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shashank Singh, Shreyas Gopal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Marco Jansen, Umran Malik, T Natarajan
Star bowler of the match
Umesh Yadav has surprised everyone with his bowling performance.
He has picked up 10 wickets and is the joint second-highest wicket-taker so far this season. Umesh Yadav will be the best bowler in today’s match.
Star batsman of the match
Shreyas Iyer has gained his form back with a half-century in the previous match.
He is a match-winning batsman in the middle order and he will most likely score a big knock for his side today.
Star Wicketkeeper of the match
Nicolas Pooran is an excellent middle-order batter and he is also quite sharp behind the stumps.
Pooran can win any game for his side with his power hitting.
Star all-rounder of the match
Andre Russell needs no introduction for his big-hitting ability in the final overs as he has won many games for Kolkata with his exploits in the past.
He is also a wicket-taking option in the middle-overs and he is expected to shine with both bat and ball against Hyderabad today.
Who will win?
Kolkata Knight Riders are eying to win this game and reach the number 1 spot on the points table while Sunrisers Hyderabad is aiming to enter the top 4 with 6 points.
Sunrisers Hyderabad have will be full of confidence due to their victory in the last game but toss will also play a key role in the match and the chasing side will get more benefit.
Kolkata Knight Riders have a strong batting and bowling unit.
Their bowling department is much better than SRH and due to a better team combination, KKR are slightly ahead of their opposition.
Hence, our prediction for match 25 is that Kolkata Knight Riders will beat Sunrisers Hyderabad.