The first leg of Sunday’s IPL double header sees Sunrisers Hyderabad host Kolkata Knight Riders in Match 38
The Sunrisers became only the second side to beat the Super Kings this season when they came out on top by 6 wickets in Hyderabad on Wednesday. They restricted CSK to 132/5 with Rashid Khan the pick of the bowlers with 2/17 in his 4 overs. David Warner (50) and Bairstow (61) then broke the back of a chase which the Sunrisers completed in 16.5 overs.
The Sunrisers now have a record of 4 wins and 4 defeats and that victory over CSK ended a 3 match losing streak. Their home record comprises of 3 wins and 2 defeats.
Kolkata Knight Riders
The Knight Riders were at home to RCB on Friday and they went down by 10 runs in what was a thrilling contest. Kohli’s 100 and a quickfire 66 from Moeen Ali propelled RCB to a bat first total of 213/4. KKR looked doomed at 79/4 after 11.5 overs but Nitish Rana (85 off 46) and Andre Russell (65 off 25) gave it a real go only to come just short.
After a good start the Knight Riders have faltered and they have lost each of their last 4 matches. Those defeats included 2 games against the table topping Super Kings which saw KKR beaten by 7 wickets in Chennai and 5 wickets on home turf. In between those macthes the Knight Riders lost at home to Delhi Capitals by a 7 wicket margin.
KKR come into this game with a record of 4 wins and 5 defeats.
Head to Head
Matches 16, Knight Riders wins 10, Sunrisers wins 6
The teams met in Kolkata in Match 2 and the Knight Riders came through with a 6 wicket victory. The Sunrisers posted 181/3 batting first with David Warner top scoring with 85. KKR were in trouble in the chase when Nitish Rana (68) departed but Andre Russell blitzed 49 off just 19 deliveries and KKR got up with 2 balls to spare.
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Sunrisers Hyderabad 9/10
Kolkata Knight Riders 9/10
Note: Prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change
KKR are on a losing streak and the Sunrisers are hit and miss but with the firepower on both sides we look for 12 or more sixes in total even though this is not usually the easiest surface for batsmen.
Bet: Total match 6’s over 11.5 at 8/10