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IPL 2017 Playoffs, SRH vs KKR Match Prediction: Who will win today's eliminator between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders

  • SRH beat KKR at the same stage last year and will be looking to continue their winning streak by beating Gautam Gambhir's side.
Modified 17 May 2017, 15:01 IST
Who will come out on top in the battle between two in-form batting line-ups

Reigning IPL champions Sunrisers Hyderabad take on Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL 2017 Eliminator at Bengaluru in a repeat of last year’s clash at the same stage. KKR will be hoping that history doesn’t repeat itself as they look to become the first side to claim three IPL titles.

The defending IPL champions certainly have a lot of things going in their favor as they get ready to take on KKR. They have won their last two matches, have the Orange and Purple cap holders in David Warner and Bhuvneshwar Kumar in their side, boast of an in-form batting and bowling line-up. With plenty of things in their favor, SRH will want to capitalize and not be complacent as they take on Gautam Gambhir’s side.

In knockout games and matches against rivals, it is said that form goes out of the window. KKR will be hoping that is the case as their recent form is horrendous. They have lost their last two matches while winning just one of their last five matches coming into the game against SRH. Not just form, but history is also is not in favor of KKR as they lost at the same stage against SRH last season. They will

The winner of this match will take on Mumbai Indians in the second qualifier at the same venue on Friday, with the winner of that virtual semi-final going through to face Rising Pune Supergiant in the final at Hyderabad.

Match date: 17-04-2017
Match time: 2000 hours (IST)
Venue: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Extra Cover: IPL 2017, Eliminator: 5 reasons why Sunrisers Hyderabad can beat Kolkata Knight Riders

Prediction Scenarios

Probability of win in the Eliminator vs KKR (Based on overall IPL history)57% Probability of win in the Eliminator vs SRH
(Based on overall IPL history)
When SRH Bat 1st When KKR Bat 1st
Win % batting first62.50% Win % batting first40%
Win % batting first scoring more than 18080% Win % batting first scoring more than 15025%
Avg.Team total batting first187 Avg.Team total batting first165
Top batsman in 1st inningsDavid Warner: R 387, SR-154.80, 100s-1, 50s-2 Top batsman in 1st inningsManish Pandey: R 203, SR-134.43, 100s-0, 50s-1
When SRH Bat 2nd When KKR Bat 2nd
Win % batting second60% Win % batting second67%
Win % chasing more than 15050% Win % chasing more than 17060%
Avg.Team total batting second158 Avg.Team total batting second187
Top batsman in 2nd inningsDavid Warner: R 217, SR-129.94, 100s-0, 50s-2 Top batsman in 2nd inningsGautam Gambhir: R 349, SR-130.22, 100s-0, 50s-4
When SRH Bowl 1st When KKR Bowl 1st
Win % bowling first60% Win % bowling first67%
Win % when restricting opposition to less than 15067% Win % when restricting opposition to 170 or less80%
Avg.Opposition score batting first149 Avg.Opposition score batting first174
Top bowlers when team fields firstB Kumar: W-9, RPO-6.93; Rashid Khan: W-9, RPO-6.10 Top bowlers when team fields firstUmesh Yadav: W-11, RPO-9.46
When SRH Bowl 2nd When KKR Bowl 2nd
Win % fielding second62.50% Win % fielding second40%
Win % when restricting opposition to less than 17575% Win % when restricting opposition to less than 16067%
Avg.Opposition batting second174 Avg.Opposition batting second167
Top bowlers when team fields secondB Kumar: W-16, RPO-7.00 Top bowlers when team fields secondChris Woakes: W-10, RPO-7.93

Extra Cover: IPL 2017: 5 reasons why KKR can beat SRH in the eliminator

Data partner: Zeladder

Published 17 May 2017, 01:31 IST
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