|Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s LIVE coverage of IPL 2022 Match 61 between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad being played at MCA Stadium in Pune.|
18:00 IST: Fresh off his appointment as England’s new men’s test coach, Brendon McCullum hopes to round out his IPL 2022 campaign with KKR on a high. Two games to go with a playoff bet still in hand.
Can Bazz and Co. overthrow the Sunrisers to take the crucial two points tonight? – SPORTZPICS
17:36 IST: With the Gujarat Titans sealing their spot in the playoffs and both CSK and MI out of the race, seven teams are placed in a mid-table battle for three places with 10 games to go. Here’s an overview of the playoff qualifying scenario for each team:
IPL 2022 Playoffs Qualifying Scenario Explained
17:35 IST: Form Guide (recent matches first): KKR – WLWLL SRH – LLLLW
KKR vs SRH against each other
Games played: 22; KKR won – 14; SRH won – 8
HS (KKR) vs SRH: 187
HS (SRH) vs KKR: 209
LS (KKR) vs SRH: 130
LS (SRH) vs KKR: 115
Neither Kolkata Knight Riders nor Sunrises Hyderabad, who are here on Saturday at the Maharashtra Cricket Association stadium can afford another loss in the Indian Premier League.
And given their position in the points list, a win isn’t enough to get both teams to the playoffs.
The last game in the picturesque location on the edge of the town once called a pensioner’s paradise will also be the penultimate game of the season for the Knight Riders.
The Shreyas Iyer boys know that to extend Brendon McCullum’s stint as head coach by a week before he the coach of the England Test teamthey have to win both remaining matches and then hope for different results.
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Just as the Knight Riders finally seemed to be getting their team’s balance right, they must find a suitable replacement for Pat Cummins, who has returned home after a hip injury.
All eyes on Williamson, Tripathi
Sunrisers Hyderabad, on the other hand, is in slightly better shape, at least on paper. With three games in hand, they won’t be out of it even if they lose. But the four-game losing streak the team finds themselves in destroys the win gained from a five-game unbeaten run earlier in the tournament.
As a result, Kane Williamson & Co. desperate to return to winning ways. It’s up to the captain to find shape with the willow. In addition, the team will also be looking forward to Rahul Tripathi to repeat last month’s exploits against his former IPL clothing.
When Tripathi hisses at his home base, he can keep his team on the hunt and sound the death knell for KKR’s campaign.
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SRH vs KKR predicted playing XI
Sunrisers Hyderabad† Quinton de Kock(w), KL Rahul(c), Manish Pandey, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Ayush Badoni, Marcus Stoinis, Jason Holder, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohsin Khan
Kolkata Knight Riders: Venkatesh Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer (c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sam Billings (wk), Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Varun Chakravarthy, Umesh Yadav
KKR vs SRH Dream11 Prediction
wicket keeper: Nicholas Pooran
Fitted: Rahul Tripathi, Shreyas Iyer (vc)Nitish Rana
All-rounders: Aiden Markram, Andrew Russell (c)Sunil Narine
bowlers: T Natarajan, Umran Malik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Tim Southee
Team composition: KKR 5:6 SRH Credits about: 0.0
KKR VS SRH FULL SQUADS
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Varun Chakravarthy, Nitish Rana, Pat Cummins, Shreyas Iyer (c), Shivam Mavi, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Ajinkya Rahane, Rinku Singh, Anukul Roy, Harshit Rana, Baba Indrajith, Chamika Karunaratne, Abhijeet Tomar, Pratham Singh, Ashok Sharma, Sam Billings (wk), Aaron Finch, Tim Southee, Ramesh Kumar, Mohammad Nabi, Umesh Yadav, Aman Khan.
Sunrise Hyderabad (SRH): Kane Williamson, Umran Malik, Abdul Samad, Washington Sundar, Nicholas Pooran, T Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Priyam Garg, Rahul Tripathi, Abhishek Sharma, Kartik Tyagi, Shreyas Gopal, Jagadeesha Suchith, Aiden Markram, Marco Jansen, Romario Shepherd, Sean Abbott , R Samarth, Shashank Singh, Saurabh Dubey, Vishnu Vinod, Glenn Phillips, Fazalhaq Farooqi.
WHERE AND WHEN WILL SRH VS KKR IPL 2022 WATCH LIVE?
The IPL 2022 match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders will be broadcast LIVE on the Star Sports Network Bee 19:30 IST on Saturday 14 May† The match will also be available for LIVE streaming on Disney+Hotstar†