SunRisers Hyderabad(SRH) and Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) will play the 25th match in the Indian Premier League(IPL) 2022 on Friday, April 15 at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
SunRisers Hyderabad had lost their first two matches in the league and they made a strong comeback. The Orange Army have defeated the defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and the new entrants Gujarat Titans (GT) in their previous two matches.
They have a major blow heading into the game as they will be without their star all-rounder Washington Sundar, who sustained an injury in the last match. He is expected to be replaced by the left-arm spinner Jagadeesha Suchith. Senior pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled a decent spell in the previous match against GT. The right-arm pacer took two crucial wickets, including opener Shubman Gill and he is a bowler to look out for.
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are currently placed second on the points table and the two-time champions are coming into the match after losing their previous encounter against Delhi Capitals(DC). Chasing a target of 216, KKR could only make 171 in 19.4 overs. Despite their loss against DC, the Men in Purple are expected to retain the same XI against SRH.
KKR opener Venkatesh Iyer had a decent start to the campaign in the first three games, but he scored a vital half-century for his side against the five-time champions Mumbai Indians. Venkatesh departed for 18 off eight balls in the previous match against DC. The left-handed batter is expected to play a vital role for his side in their clash against SRH.
WAGING ODDS: SRH (2.30) VS KKR (1.61)
KKR are the favorites and are priced at 1.61, meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹161.
SRH are the underdogs and priced at 2.30 meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹230.
Batters have been able to dominate in all the matches that have been played at this venue and the same might repeat in this match. Also, the team winning the toss might look to bowl. Given the balanced squad of KKR, they are likely to go edge past SRH in the contest.
Prediction: KKR to win the match.