KKR vs SRH Dream11 Prediction: The 61st match of the Indian Premier League 2022 will have Hyderabad take on Kolkata on Saturday at Maharashtra Cricket Stadium. Kolkata didn’t have a great season this year. In 12 matches, they have managed to win 5 matches and thus, are sitting at the bottom half of the points table.
Kolkata Knight Riders
KKR have two games left and needs to win all of them to give themselves a chance of reaching the top four. Shreyas Iyer and Co. are coming into the game on the back of a 52-run win over the Mumbai Indians. Venkatesh Iyer played a stellar knock of 43 runs in 24 balls, a knock which was laced with 3 fours and 4 sixes.
Nitish Rana also returned to form with a 43-run knock in 26 balls. Thanks to those valuable contributions, KKR managed to score 165 runs in the first innings. A collective bowling effort in the second innings meant they bowled Mumbai out for just 11runs, thereby registering a massive win. Pat Cummins was the pick of the bowlers, who picked 3 for 22 in 4 overs.
However, he has been ruled out for the remainder of the season due to a hip injury. This is a big blow for the team. Umesh Yadav is likely to replace him in the playing XI.
On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad has 5 wins in 11 matches. They were playing formidable cricket before suffering a string of defeats. SRH haven’t won a single game in their last four matches. However, they are still in contention for reaching the playoffs. 3 wins in 3 matches will make them through.
Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, and Nicholas Pooran all are in top form. All three should look to play impactful knocks with the bat. However, SRH would want Kane Williamson and Abhishek Sharma to give a solid start at the top of the order. Having said that, bowling is their biggest concern. Whether T Natarajan becomes fit for the next game remains to be seen.