The SRH vs KKR clash puts together two very interesting IPL teams, in what is sure to be an intriguing matchup. Both have tasted success in the past, the Knight Riders have two titles to their name while the Sunrisers have one, and both look to be capable of winning more in the future
The Sunrisers Hyderabad played their first IPL season in 2013. Previously, Deccan Chargers represented the city of Hyderabad. However, after IPL terminated the franchise in 2012, Sunrisers Hyderabad took the reins from there. The team experienced its one and only IPL victory in 2016. Ben Cutting was the player of the match. Ever since then, SRH has made consecutive appearances in the playoff stage of the tournament. In 2018, Sunrisers Hyderabad missed the mark by an inch and walked out of the contest as the runner-up. This year in 2020, it will be great fun to watch both the teams battle against each other. With eight different teams once again competing in the tournament, KKR and SRH hold pretty fair chances of being the trophy bearer, once again..
The Sunrisers won their first and only title in 2016, while they also reached the 2018 final but lost to Chennai. This is a team that has looked better since having success, and one of the many possible winners of the upcoming IPL season. Their home ground, the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium is one that has seen some success in the past, but not near enough. If the Sunrisers want to become a team that can go on and win IPL titles in the future then they have to make their home ground a fortress.
Kolkata Knight Riders have played for the IPL trophy ever since the tournament’s inaugural run in 2008. Shahrukh Khan’s ownership of the team adds a tint of stardom to their lineup to date. The team’s home ground in Eden Gardens where they have faced several worthy opponents. However, despite having many explosive batsmen and menacing bowlers under its wing, KKR has only won the IPL twice. During the other seasons, the team reached the playoffs four times and faced 6 group stage eliminations. They won their titles in 2012 and 2014, but have not been able to add a third to those in recent years.
Fans always look forward to upcoming IPL matches. Clashes between KKR and SRH are an exciting affair every single time. So, it’s excellent news that IPL has numerous broadcasting deals in place. The new tech-savvy generations can also access multiple streaming services to catch up with the latest matches.
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With two former winners of the IPL going head to head here, SRH vs KKR live is always going to be an event that people want to go to. These two teams have given us some good games over the years, and have a number of key, top quality players between them.
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|Shubman Gill||not out||70||62||5||2||112.90|
|Sunil Narine||c: Warner b: Ahmed||0||2||0||0||0.00|
|Nitish Rana||c: Saha b: Natarajan||26||13||6||0||200.00|
|Dinesh Karthik||lbw: Khan||0||3||0||0||0.00|
|Eoin Morgan||not out||42||29||3||2||144.83|
|Total||(18.0 Ov, RR: 8.06)||145/3|
|Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Sunil Narine, 1.2), 2-43 (Nitish Rana, 4.4), 3-53 (Dinesh Karthik, 6.2)|
|David Warner||c&b: Vinod||36||30||2||1||120.00|
|Jonny Bairstow||b: Cummins||5||10||0||0||50.00|
|Manish Pandey||c&b: Russell||51||38||3||2||134.21|
|Wriddhiman Saha||run out (Cummins)||30||31||1||1||96.77|
|Mohammad Nabi||not out||11||8||2||0||137.50|
|Abhishek Sharma||not out||2||3||0||0||66.67|
|Total||(20.0 Ov, RR: 7.10)||142/4|
|Fall of wickets: 2-59 (David Warner, 9.1), 1-24 (Jonny Bairstow, 3.6), 3-121 (Manish Pandey, 17.4), 4-138 (Wriddhiman Saha, 19.2)|
We have seen both of these teams show quality in the past, and be around the top of the IPL standings, can either of them offer that final push that is required to be genuine title contenders in 2020? Making a SRH vs KKR match prediction is tough, as both have the quality to compete well and this could come down to who is in the best form on the day, and if any mistakes are made. To make a prediction on future KKR vs SRH matches, let’s analyze their most recent face-off. The 2019 game played on the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. Sunrisers Hyderabad came out as victors in this match. They dominated the turf with equally astounding performances at the batting as well as the bowling end. At the end of the 2nd innings, SRH won the match by 9 wickets and 5 overs to spare. Khaleel Ahmed won the mantle of player of the match.
Both teams have the ability to win this one, with the Sunrisers especially feeling confident after their huge success in the game last season.
When taking a look at the SRH vs KKR head to head stats below you will see that one team holds an advantage at the moment, although not a huge one. It is also worth pointing out that when you look at the games in more recent years, there is nothing to choose between the teams. KKR avs SRH head to head meetings stand at 17. The performances of both the teams during these clashes have been quite comparable. However, numbers dictate that KKR has emerged victorious 10 times which is 3 more victories when compared to SRH. Three out of the five top-performing batsmen during these matches are from KKR. David Warner of SRH heads the table in terms of most runs scored. He also holds the title of being the highest scorer in a match with 126 runs under his belt. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has taken the most wickets with a total number of 19 takedowns. Two KKR players, namely Umesh Yadav and Kuldeep Yadav, followed Kumar’s lead.
Games played: 19
Sunrisers Hyderabad wins: 7
Kolkata Knight Riders wins: 12
As you can see, it is the Knight Riders that hold the advantage right now, but only just and a couple of wins for the Sunrisers in 2020 would bring the teams almost level.
The fascinating part about the head to head totals is that the successful period for the Knight Riders was in the first few games when these two met. Since then, things have been close and if you look at the last 10 games then you will see that both teams have won five each, there is nothing to split them.
With two teams that are potential IPL title winners this coming season, and two that have a very close head to head record, especially recently, the games between these two are surely going to be fun to watch.
|2020||Kolkata Knight Riders||one-over eliminator||Abu Dhabi|
|2020||Kolkata Knight Riders||7 wickets||Abu Dhabi|
|2019||Sunrisers Hyderabad||9 Wickets||Hyderabad|
|2019||Kolkata Knight Riders||6 Wickets||Kolkata|
|2018||Sunrisers Hyderabad||14 Runs||Kolkata|
|2018||Kolkata Knight Riders||5 Wickets||Hyderabad|
|2018||Sunrisers Hyderabad||5 Wickets||Kolkata|
|2017||Kolkata Knight Riders||7 Wickets||Bengaluru|
|2017||Sunrisers Hyderabad||48 Runs||Hyderabad|
|2017||Kolkata Knight Riders||17 Runs||Kolkata|
|2016||Sunrisers Hyderabad||22 Runs||Delhi|
|2016||Kolkata Knight Riders||22 Runs||Kolkata|
|2016||Kolkata Knight Riders||8 Wickets||Hyderabad|
|2015||Kolkata Knight Riders||35 Runs||Kolkata|
|2015||Sunrisers Hyderabad||16 Runs||Visakhapatnam|
|2014||Kolkata Knight Riders||4 Wickets||Kolkata|
|2014||Kolkata Knight Riders||7 Wickets||Hyderabad|
|2013||Sunrisers Hyderabad||5 Wickets||Hyderabad|
|2013||Kolkata Knight Riders||48 Runs||Kolkata|
If the 2018 game between these two was tight, the SRH vs KKR 2019 game certainly wasn’t, resulting in a very comfortable victory for the Sunrisers. The Knight Riders went out to put a total on the board but could only manage 159/8 from their 20 overs. Chris Lynn gave them hope by scoring 51 from 47 balls but his rate wasn’t quick enough, and he didn’t have much support around him.
Man of the match Khaleel Ahmed took three wickets for 33 runs from his four overs, he was brilliant and kept things under control for the Sunrisers. With the bat, it was Jonny Bairstow and David Warner who led the way, just like they have done on many other occasions. Bairstow hit an unbeaten 80 from 43 balls while Warner scored 67 from 38 deliveries. The Sunrisers reached their target and scored 161/1 from just 15 overs, winning the game with 30 balls to spare, this was a very easy game for them.
Kolkata Knight Riders regained their footing in 2019’s home-ground clash against Sunrisers Hyderabad. The KKR vs SRH 2019 match was a nail-biting affair for fans of both the teams with SRH put together a final score of 3/181 runs. David Warner, as usual, was at the top of his game and contributed 85 runs to the total. Jonny Bairstow and Vijay Shankar also displayed impeccable batsmanship. However, KKR pulled off a last-minute miracle and won the watch with merely two balls to spare. Nitish Rana, Robin Uthappa, and Andre Russel were the chief proponents of KKR’s victory. Andre Russel also put his best foot forward at the bowling end. He was the one who took David Warner out.
During IPL’s 11th season, KKR faced SRH twice in their home ground. They weren’t able to carry their momentum from 2017 and lost both the matches. The first clash between the two was a close encounter. SRH beat the target score of 139 runs with an over to spare. However, the second time both teams faced each other in Eden Gardens was a different story. Steady performances by Wriddhiman Saha, Shikhar Dhawan, Shakib Al Hasan, and Rashid Khan erected SRH’s final score of 174 runs. KKR yet again failed to measure up against SRH and lost the chase by 14 runs
At the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, the SRH vs KKR 2018 clash was a game won by the Kolkata Knight Riders. These teams met three times during the 2018 season, and although the Knight Riders won this one, it was the only game they won that season, with the Sunrisers winning at Eden Gardens and winning a playoff game on their way to the IPL final.
Sunrisers Hyderabad did little wrong with the bat, winning the toss and deciding to bat first. Shikhar Dhawan top scored for them with 50 from 39 deliveries while Kane Williamson and Shreevats Goswami also contributed with scores in the 30s. Prasidh Krishna took the plaudits with the ball for the Knight Riders, he took four Hyderabad wickets in the game.
Kolkata went into bat second and successfully chased the total set, scoring 173/5 with two balls to spare, so it was a close finish. Chris Lynn was named as the man of the match thanks to his 55 from 43 deliveries, while Robin Uthappa played a big part too by scoring 45 from 34 balls.
The first 30 minutes of the KKR vs SRH 2017 match looked quite bleak for KKR. Both their opening batsmen went back to the pavilion with under 30 runs to contribute to the total. However, the tide changed when Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey started swinging their bats. Uthappa scored 68 runs in 39 balls whereas Pandey scored 46 runs in 35 balls. At the end of the 1st innings, KKR put together a score 172 runs at the loss of 6 wickets. Sunrisers Hyderabad failed in successfully chasing the target, and lost the match by 17 runs. Everyone except Umesh Yadav in KKR’s bowling squad took a wicket each.