Kolkata Knight Riders will play Sunrisers Hyderabad in the match 55 of the Indian Premier League 2016. The latest Kolkata Knight Riders v Sunrisers Hyderabad betting tips for this IPL encounter can be checked below.
Luck hasn’t been favoring Kolkata Knight Riders much in the past few days as they struggle to get the final win in order to reach the playoffs. Sitting at the fourth place with 14 points, they have had two occasions to get the necessary figures to reach the final four. However, they squandered their chances miserably and now find themselves hanging by the thread.
In their last two matches, they failed to defend their totals. In the first one against Royal Challengers Bangalore, they had put up 183 runs on the board, but owing to a remarkable batting show by the opposition, they lost the match by nine wickets. The second one was far more humiliating, as they could only put 124 runs losing eight wickets, against Gujarat Lions. They proceeded to lose that game by six wickets.
As for Sunrisers Hyderabad, they are the league leaders with 16 points and have already qualified for the playoffs. However, a win here will further cement their position on the top, given that other teams are closing in too.
Things didn’t go according to the game plan for them last evening as they played Delhi Daredevils and lost to them by six wickets. It was a one man show in batting as David Warner scored 73 runs, taking the overall figure to 158 runs. Despite this being a decent target on a pitch like Raipur’s, Delhi Daredevils chased it down in a nail biting finish.
Now this is a do or die situation for the Knight Riders, who recently lost Andre Russell to injury for this game. This being a home match for them and stakes being higher than ever before, it is crucial for them to perform here. The two sides definitely appear to be evenly matched for this game, but the visitors have the edge here, given that they have fairly more momentum.
Kolkata Knight Riders v Sunrisers Hyderabad head-to-head
Against Sunrisers Hyderabad, they have won on five occasions while losing on the other two. Earlier this season, the hosts added on to the tally when they defeated Hyderabad by eight wickets.
Kolkata Knight Riders v Sunrisers Hyderabad betting tips for the IPL 2016 match one:
Hyderabad to win with bet365: 1/1.
The match begins at 4.00 pm local time (10.30 am GMT) on Sunday, May 22.