Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Prediction - IPL 2022 Match 61: Who Will Win?

KKR vs SRH Betting Prediction – IPL 2022 – Match 61
Tournament2022 IPL Prediction
Timetable14th May 2022 19:30 IST
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Two franchises that were sitting near or at the top of the table at some stage in the competition now find themselves struggling to make it into the Play-Offs after a string of poor results. The 61st match of the IPL 2022 sees the Kolkata Knight Riders take on the Sunrisers Hyderabad, and both teams need a win if they are to keep their hopes of a Play-Off spot alive. Thus, we are expecting an enthralling contest between these two teams, and this is our prediction of who will win the game.

Kolkata Knight Riders Team Preview

The Kolkata Knight Riders are sitting in seventh place in the table with 10 points from the 12 matches that they have played. This means that they are four points adrift of the Royal Challengers Bangalore, so they need to win their remaining two matches and hope that some other results go their way. At the moment, they have a -0.057 Net Run Rate, so they will want to try and turn that positive to improve their chances of making it to the Play-Offs if the points are level come the end of the Group Stage.

Their last match was against the Mumbai Indians, and they won the match by 52 runs. The MI won the coin toss and decided to field first, so it was up to the KKR to put a decent score on the board and put the MI under plenty of scoreboard pressure. They managed 165 from their 20 overs, which was probably only about par for the pitch that they were playing on.

Venkatesh Iyer and Nitish Rana both scored 43 runs each, but the former would be considered to be the top batsman since he scored his runs from 24 balls, while the latter scored his from 26 balls. Ajinkya Rahane chipped in with 25 runs, while Rinku Singh finished with 23 off 19 balls. None of the other batters chipped in with many runs, but it did not prove too costly in the end.

It is fair to say that online cricket betting has become very popular, and one of the main reasons why this is the case is the fact that there are some many different betting markets that cricket lovers can put their hard-earned money on. In our opinion, and you are more than welcome to disagree with us, one of the best markets for cricket betting is the Top Batsman one because the odds on offer are always high, which means that you will always land a nice profit if you manage to predict correctly. So, who do we think will top score for the KKR against the SRH?

Well, there are a number of candidates, but we would be tempted to put our money on S. Iyer as he has been one of their most consistent players throughout the competition. In the 12 matches that he has played in, he has scored 336 runs at an average of 30.55 and has a strike rate that is just under 130.00. So, this is why he would be out bet to be their top scorer in this match.

With 165 runs on the board, the KKR bowlers would have been wary of the MI batsmen, despite the fact that they have been poor for the most part this season. However, they did not have to worry for too long, as the MI batsmen decided not to show up once again as they were bowled out for a mere 113. The only one who could hold his head up high was Ishan Kishan, who score 51 from the 43 balls that he faced. Only three other batsmen made it into double figures, which is embarrassing if you ask us.

The pick of the bowlers was Pat Cummins, who picked up 3 wickets for 22 runs from the 4 overs that he bowled. Andre Russell chipped in with 2 wickets for 22 from 2.3 overs, while Tim Southee bowled 3 overs and picked up 1 wicket and went for just 10 runs. No bowler had an economy over 9.00, so it was an all-round quality bowling display from the KKR.

If you want to do some IPL betting on the best bowler for the KKR against the SRH, then who would we suggest you bet on? Well, we would opt for Russell as we have been very impressed with him in this year's tournament. To date, he has played in 10 matches and has picked up 15 wickets at an average of 15.07. So, if you bet on him, we reckon you have a good chance of making a nice profit.

Do we think that the KKR selectors will make changes to their playing XI for this game? Well, after a comfortable win against the MI, we do not feel that there is any need to. Thus, we expect to see the same playing XI take on the SRH.

Sunrisers Hyderabad Team Preview

The Sunrisers Hyderabad are sitting in sixth place in the table with 10 points from 11 games, meaning that they are also 4 points adrift of the Play-Offs. They, like the KKR, will have to win their remaining matches and hope that some other results go in their favour. They were sitting in second place not too long ago after winning five games in a row, but they have lost their last four matches to put their season on the line.

Their last match was against the Royal Challengers Bangalore, and they will be desperate to put that performance behind them as they lost by 67 runs. The RCB won the toss and decided that they would bat first to put a big score on the board, and this is what they did. They scored 192 from their 20 overs thanks to a 73 from 50 by Faf du Plessis a 48 from 38 by Rajat Patidar, a 33 from 24 from Glenn Maxwell, and a staggering 30 off 8 by Dinesh Karthik.

The pick of the bowlers for the SRH was Jagadeesha Suchith, who picked up 2 wicket for 30 from the 4 overs that he bowled. Falzalhaq Farooqi and Kartik Tyagi were pretty expensive, conceding 89 runs from the 8 overs that the bowled in total. Bhuvneshwar Kumar carried on with his lean wicket-taking season, picking up no wickets in 4 overs.

If you are going to bet on the top bowler for the SRH at IPL betting sites, who do we suggest you put your money on? Well, if T. Natarajan is playing, then we would definitely put our money on him to be the top scorer. In 9 matches, he has collected 17 scalps at an average of 17.82. So, he is certainly worth you thinking about if you are going to place such a wager.

With 193 runs needed to win the match, the SRH batsmen knew that they would have to be at the top of their game, but they were not. Both of their openers went for ducks, and the only player to offer any kind of resistance to the RCB bowling unit was Rahul Tripathi, who scored 58 runs from 37 balls. Only two other batsmen managed to make it into double figures, while Wanindu Hasaranga had a field day and picked up 5 wickets for 18 from 4 overs.

If you are going to make a top batsman IPL prediction for the SRH for this match, then who would our money be on? Well, we would be tempted to put our money on Aiden Markram as the South African has been in fine form in this year's tournament. In the 9 innings that he has played in, he has scored 326 runs at an average of 65.20.

Will the SRH make any changes to their playing XI for this game? Well, in their last game they certainly missed Washington Sundar and Natarajan, so if these two players are fit to play, then we expect to see them back in the playing XI. If they are not, then we expect to see the same team take to the field once again.

Toss Prediction

At the start of this tournament, the team that was winning the coin toss and fielding first was winning the match 70% of the time. This was because the team that fielded second had to contend with dewy conditions, where the ball becomes like a bar of soap. However, you might be interested to know that things have taken a drastic change, and from the last 10 games, the side that has lost the coin toss has won 70% of the time. There were three teams that won the toss and decided to bat first, and they won on each occasion.

With this firmly in our minds, our toss prediction for this game is a that the winning captain at the toss will opt to bat and will try to put a huge score on the board since dew seems to no longer be an issue.

Pitch Conditions

This game will be played at the MCA Stadium in Pune, and the average score batting first here in this year's IPL has been 171. The average first innings total needed to win a game 175, while the team that has batted first this venue has won 75% of the time. This is another reason why we feel that the winning captain at the coin toss will look to bat first and score around 190.

Our KKR vs SRH Betting Tips

It has not been easy making a match prediction today for this year's Indian Premier League, and this match is no exception. It really is a match today that could end up going either way, but the team that we predict will win is the Kolkata Knight Riders. Why do we think this? Well, the SRH could have some key injuries, while we think that the KKR has a slightly better bowling and batting unit. So, this is why we are backing the KKR to win.

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