SRH vs KKR Match Prediction: The defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad will take on Kolkata Knight rider in the eliminator of the IPL 2017 on 17 May. This match will be a knockout match as the team that loses this one will be out of the league. But, the team that wins this match will also not go to the final. Instead of going to the final, the winning team of this match will face the losing team of the first semifinal for the place in the second semifinal.
Sunrisers would be looking to defend their title this year whereas Kolkata would be aiming for the third crown this time around.
The season has been great for Sunrisers. They started on pretty high but they have struggled in the later held of the season. They were in a position in which they have to win all of their matches to qualify for the next phase but they managed to do that. The biggest strength of Sunrisers is their batting strength.
The side is led by Warner who is in brilliant form and could win the match single-handedly on any given day. The likes Shikhar Dhawan, Yuvraj Singh, Henriques are also in good form with the bat. They will have to choose from Ben Cutting and Williamson for this match as both of them are handy players. In the bowling department.
SRH have the purple cap holder Bhuvwaneshwar Kumar who lead the attack. This year the sensational Afghanistan’s young leg-spinner Rashid Khan has surprised everyone with his brilliant performance. He might be the key player in this match.
On the other hand, Kolkata would be furious with their recent performance. They were in a position for finishing at the top of the table but they made a mess of that opportunity. Their performance has fallen a lot in the last few games that have resulted in them in finishing at the 4th position. But, one should never count Kolkata out of the game as they have all the players that could win the match for them.
In the batting department, Chris Lynn would open with Gautam Gambhir or Sunil Narine. In the middle order, they have Yusuf Pathan, Robbin Uthappa, Manish Pandey are also in good form. Their biggest strength lies in their bowling attack. The bowling attack would be led by Umesh Yadav who is in good nick after coming back from rest.
In this match, Sunil Narine will be the key bowler. He is the one bowler that could win you a match with his bowling performance. They also have Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav in the spin department. They have Trent Boult in the fast bowling department that could also play the crucial role in this game.
Now, we would have to wait for the result to see which team goes to the semifinal and which one goes home.
SRH vs KKR Match Prediction
The game will be played at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore which is known for batsmen paradise but this year, batsmen struggled to make runs. As per our prediction, SRH would win this match as they are more balanced side than KKR.
Expected Playing XI Rising Pune Supergiant vs Kolkata Knight Riders:
SRH: Shikhar Dhawan, David Warner (C), Moises Henriques, Deepak Hooda, Naman Ojha, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Mohammed Siraj.
KKR: Gautam Gambhir (c), Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa (wk), DM Bravo, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Colin de Grandhomme, Chris Woakes, Umesh Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav