Kolkata Knight Riders will play Sunrisers Hyderabad in the eliminator of the Indian Premier League 2016. The latest Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kolkata Knight Riders betting tips for this IPL encounter can be checked below.
Sunrisers Hyderabad had every opportunity to reach the first place and play in the first qualifier. However, having lost their last two matches consecutively, they squandered their chances of finishing at the top place. Instead, they ended their league campaign at the third place and now find themselves in a do or die situation.
David Warner’s side had achieved the figure of 16 points in their 12th match itself, leaving them with two more games to improve their stats. Carrying the hopes of winning another game, they played Delhi Daredevils to whom they lost by six wickets. The next one however was far more distressing for them, as they visited Kolkata Knight Riders and lost the match by 22 runs.
As for their opponents, it wasn’t until their final game against the Hyderabad that they qualifier for the playoffs. Like their opponents, they too failed to make most of their chances to reach the final four earlier. Things could have worked out for them better, had they defeated either Royal Challengers Bangalore or Gujarat Lions. Interestingly enough, in the first one, they lost by nine wickets, having scored 183 runs, while in second, they lost by six wickets, having scored just 124 runs.
Both the sides are packing a pretty strong squad. For Kolkata, fitness of Andre Russell may be a sign of worry for them as he is currently injured. Yusuf Pathan has done well to manage the middle order over the last few matches, but Gautam Gambhir will be eager to avoid the pressure building up on him. On the other hand, Hyderabad are coming in this match with a lack of momentum. Moreover, Ashish Nehra has been ruled out for this game, making things more complicated for Warner & co.
Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kolkata Knight Riders head-to-head
Against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kolkata have won on six occasions while losing on the other two. Revenge is certainly on the cards for the other side as they look to change the tally.
Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kolkata Knight Riders betting tips for the IPL 2016 match one:
Kolkata to win with bet365: 1.81.
The match begins at 8.00 pm local time (2:30 pm GMT) on Wednesday, May 25.