IPL 2019: Match 38, SRH vs KKR: Match Prediction - Who will win today's match?
- Can KKR come back to their old winning ways?
Both KKR and SRH have lost momentum after a great start to the season. Sunrisers Hyderabad have won only one of their last four matches of the campaign. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders have lost each of their last four matches. Needless to say that both teams desperately need a win to put their campaign back on track.
KKR took revenge for their loss in the Qualifier 2 of the last season in the first match of this season. Dinesh Karthik's men looked dead and buried in that match before Andre Russell took charge and won the match for his team. They would another great performance from their star to put their campaign back on track.
On the other hand, SRH must be hoping to improve their poor record versus KKR. The franchise based in Hyderabad has just won six of the 16 encounters between the two teams. They must be high on confidence after beating CSK in the last match.
If SRH bats first
The batting line up of SRH is over-dependent on their openers. While they have arguably the best opening pair in the tournament, the lack of support from middle order has not helped their cause this season.
The likes of Kane Williamson need to rise to the occassion. On a slightly slow pitch in Hyderbad, SRH should be able to post around 160-170 in the first innings.
If KKR bats first
Russell has been in incredible form throughout the tournament. But other KKR batsmen leave too much for the great West Indian to do.
The others need to rise to the challenge if KKR wants to qualify for the playoffs. KKR should post a total of around 150-160 in the first innings.
Who will win the match?
Both teams are struggling, so it is bit too close to call. SRH has a better bowling attack which gives them a slight advantage over KKR.
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