Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders, two former champions, will collide in the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League on April 15 and there’s going to be an immense interest among fans for the SRH vs KKR prediction.
The two-time IPL champions KKR have dominated the rivalry but the recent mega auction has unsettled both sides. Meaning the SRH vs KKR prediction will not be as straightforward.
The Knight Riders won the IPL title in 2012 and 2014 while SRH clinched their maiden title in 2016. Both the teams have since struggled to live up to the expectations.
The 2022 auction offered them a chance to address their issues but they’ve failed to do so.
KKR have won a IPL trophy twice whereas, SRH have managed to win it only once in 2016.Cricket Betting
KKR also brought back several of their players from the previous edition such as Pat Cummins, Nitish Rana, Shivam Mavi, Rinku Singh and Sheldon Jackson, some of whom are expected to slot straight into the playing XI.
They shelled a big amount to acquire Shreyas Iyer, who will lead the team in the new era. KKR also brought in Sam Billings, Alex Hales and Ajinkya Rahane.
As for the IPL 2022, KKR and SRH are placed into two separate groups and will compete with each other only once in the league stage.
Both the teams have plenty of issues but the KKR do look better, thanks to their solid core. As such, the KKR vs SRH prediction will incline towards the Knight Riders.
KKR are to SRH what MI are to the KKR. Utter dominance is what it is. The two teams have faced each other in 21 matches in the IPL so far, of which KKR have claimed 14 while SRH have won 7.
This record makes KKR favourites in the SRH vs KKR match prediction. We will dive into some further details to determine if it holds true.
In the retention window, KKR decided to retain Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer and Sunil Narine. KKR releasing Shubman Gill did raise eyebrows.
It’s been a domination from KKR’s side against SRH with a 67% wins over the years.Cricket Betting
The Sunrisers, on the other hand, had a bitter fallout with David Warner as well as Rashid Khan. They also released Jonny Bairstow. SRH opted to retain Kane Williamson, Umran Malik and Abdul Samad according to the latest IPL update.
The Sunrisers had a few good buys in the auction such as Nicholas Pooran and Aiden Markram. They also brought in several Indian players like Washington Sundar, Rahul Tripathi and Kartik Tyagi.
SRH bought back Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan and Abhishek Sharma, who had played for them in previous seasons. Overall, an extremely average performance at the auction table.
As for their squads for the upcoming edition according to the latest cricket updates, KKR got a batting unit of Shreyas Iyer, Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Nitish Rana and one of Alex Hales or Sam Billings.
The bowling attack will be some combination of Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy and Umesh Yadav. Balancing the side is going to be tricky for the Knight Riders.
Sunrisers Hyderabad got a batting line-up of Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Nicholas Pooran, Kane Williamson, Abdul Samad and Aiden Markram. They will need individual brilliance to power them.
When it comes to the equation at neutral places, KKR have upper hand in the head to head.Cricket Betting
The bowling attack of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Romario Shepherd, Shreyas Gopal, Washington Sundar doesn’t inspire much confidence.
Overall, the Knight Riders look a much better side on paper and as such, the latest news and IPL match prediction for the KKR vs SRH will favour the two-time champions.
That said the KKR vs SRH is today a difficult match prediction to make.
KKR have been very dominant in the SRH vs KKR head to head record. They have won 67% of the matches in this rivalry with 14 victories out of 21 matches.
The number remains at 67% whether they bat first or chase the target. It rises to 71% when they play at neutral venues and even better to 75% when they play at their home Eden Gardens.
The only time Sunrisers Hyderabad cross the 33% win percentage is when they face KKR at their home Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. SRH have a 50% win record at home, having won 3 out of 6 matches.
Talking about the matches played in India, the Knight Riders have dominated with 11 victories in 18 matches compared to 7 by SRH, thriving irrespective of the pitch report and personnel in playing XI.
|Head to Head||SRH Played||SRH Won||SRH Win %||KKR Played||KKR Won||KKR Win %|
KKR have been dominant in this KKR vs SRH head to head rivalry at neutral venues as well, having claimed 5 out of 7 matches.
Despite dominating the KKR vs SRH head to head battles so much, the KKR have never been able to touch the 200-run mark in an innings.
Their highest team total reads 187. The Sunrisers, on the other hand, had blasted 209 against KKR once. SRH have the lowest total of 115 while KKR were restricted to 130 once.
As for the average scores, SRH have scored 159 runs on average while batting first, whereas KKR’s average first innings score reads 163.
|Head to Head||SRH||KKR|
|Highest Team Score||209||187|
|Lowest Team Score||115||130|
|Average 1st Inn Score||159||163|
|Average 2nd Inn Score||149||140|
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.
Kolkata Knight Riders regained their footing in 2019’s home-ground clash against Sunrisers Hyderabad with a strong playing XI and a perfect pitch report aiding them.
David Warner has been one of the absolute best batters in the IPL, so it’s no surprise that he tops most of the batting charts. He has scored 619 runs against KKR at an average of 44. Robin Uthappa has scored the most – 426 runs for KKR.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar leads the wickets column with 20 scalps to his name, playing for SRH. Umesh Yadav, who returns to the KKR after several years, still remains the bowler with the most wickets against KKR – 11.
|Head to Head||SRH||KKR|
|Most Runs||619 – David Warner||426 – Robin Uthappa|
|Highest Individual Score||126 – David Warner||90* – Gautam Gambhir|
|Most Wickets||20 – Bhuvneshwar Kumar||11 – Umesh Yadav|
|Best Bowling Figures||4/38 – Karn Sharma||4/30 – Prasidh Krishna|
The KKR vs SRH 2019 match was a nail-biting affair for fans of both teams with SRH putting 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.
The recent track record also goes in KKR’s favour, who have defeated SRH in both the league games in the IPL 2020 as well as IPL 2021.
The upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League will be played in Maharashtra, with four venues basically being neutral for both these teams.
|Tournament||Match Date||Venue||Match Winner||Margin|
|IPL 2022||5/14/2022||Pune||KKR||Won by 54 runs|
|IPL 2022||4/15/2022||Mumbai||SRH||Won by 7 wickets|
|IPL 2021||10/3/2021||Dubai||KKR||Won by 6 wickets|
|IPL 2021||4/11/2021||Chennai||KKR||Won by 10 runs|
|IPL 2020||10/18/2020||Abu Dhabi||KKR||Won by NA tie|
|IPL 2020||9/26/2020||Abu Dhabi||KKR||Won by 7 wickets|
|IPL 2019||4/21/2019||Hyderabad||SRH||Won by 9 wickets|
|IPL 2019||3/24/2019||Kolkata||KKR||Won by 6 wickets|
|IPL 2018||5/25/2018||Kolkata||SRH||Won by 14 runs|
|IPL 2018||5/19/2018||Hyderabad||KKR||Won by 5 wickets|
|IPL 2018||4/14/2018||Kolkata||SRH||Won by 5 wickets|
|IPL 2017||5/17/2017||Bangalore||KKR||Won by 7 wickets|
|IPL 2017||4/30/2017||Hyderabad||SRH||Won by 48 runs|
|IPL 2017||4/15/2017||Kolkata||KKR||Won by 17 runs|
|IPL 2016||5/25/2016||Delhi||SRH||Won by 22 runs|
|IPL 2016||5/22/2016||Kolkata||KKR||Won by 22 runs|
|IPL 2016||4/16/2016||Hyderabad||KKR||Won by 8 wickets|
|IPL 2015||5/4/2015||Kolkata||KKR||Won by 35 runs|
|IPL 2015||4/22/2015||Visakhapatnam||SRH||Won by 16 runs|
|IPL 2014||5/24/2014||Kolkata||KKR||Won by 4 wickets|
|IPL 2014||5/18/2014||Hyderabad||KKR||Won by 7 wickets|
|IPL 2013||5/19/2013||Hyderabad||SRH||Won by 5 wickets|
|IPL 2013||4/14/2013||Kolkata||KKR||Won by 48 runs|
Sunrisers Hyderabad enjoyed plenty of success when it comes to the SRH vs KKR toss results irrespective of the pitch report.
Out of 21 matches between the two teams, SRH won the toss on 12 instances while KKR won it 9 times.
KKR have won 4 out of 9 matches after winning the toss. Both the teams have shown a preference for chasing so expect them to field first when they win the toss in the upcoming KKR vs SRH clash.
That said there’s little to suggest that the KKR vs SRH toss has affected a team’s win.
In our SRH vs KKR betting tips, watch out for Shreyas Iyer as the player of the match.
Other popular options for the KKR vs SRH betting tips include Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Venkatesh Iyer and Nicholas Pooran, all certainties in the playing XI.
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As for the match prediction, the Knight Riders are a much stronger side and should head into the contest as favourites.
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KKR have a dominant head to head record against SRH, having won 14 out of 21 matches. SRH have won 7 games.
SRH and KKR have faced each other in the knockout stages on three occasions, of which SRH won two while KKR claimed one.
SRH have been a luckier side, having won the toss on 12 instances out of 21. However, the general odds for the toss remain equal at 50-50.
KKR have a less than ideal team for IPL 2022, but Sunrisers Hyderabad were themselves under par in the auction. As a result, the match between these teams is likely to favour KKR.
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