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SRH will square off against KKR in match number 25th of IPL 2022 at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai. 

SRH is high on confidence after their consecutive wins and looks to maintain their winning run. Kane Williamson has been the game-changer for his side and will spearhead the team in the next round 

While Kolkata suffered a surprise defeat at the hands of Delhi Capitals, but KKR has been unpredictable in this tournament and still remains a threat due to their team’s experience in IPL. 

Match Timings 

Match Toss Time: 19:00 IST (13:30 GMT)

Match Start Time: 19:30 IST (14:00 GMT)

Match Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai

Head-to-Head

Matches played: 21, Sunrisers Hyderabad: 7, Kolkata Knight Riders: 14

Last five meetings: SRH: 1, KKR: 4

Notable stats 

Highest run-getter in this fixture (active): Nitish Rana (286 runs)

Highest wicket-taker in this fixture (active): Bhuvneshwar Kumar (20 wickets)

Weather conditions and pitch

SRH vs KKR weather and pitch

Team news

All-rounder Washington is set to miss the match after splitting the webbing between his thumbs and the first finger in the game against GT. Jagadeesh Suchith or leg spinner Shreyas Gopal could be his replacement.

Rahul Tripathi is doubtful, too; after getting his hamstring pulled and having to retire from the innings, Kane Williamson updated on his injury that it is not a major concern, and he might make a comeback; if not, then Abdul Samad or Ravikumar Samarth will be put his place. 

For SRH, there are no injury concerns, they will deploy their same starting XI. 

Probable XI

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): Venkatesh Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (Captain), Sam Billings (Wk), Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine, Rasikh Salam, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy. 

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH): Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shashank Singh, Shreyas Gopal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Marco Jansen, Umran Malik, T Natarajan

Must Picks 

Kane Williamson has been the instrumental player for SRH and a great captain who has kept SRH’s morale high in this tournament, and he deserves to be in this fantasy team. Young opener Abishek Sharma has been instrumental and he looks like he is in the groove, we expect a big inning from him.

Natarajan has been the most lethal bowler in IPL in past years. He has been a surprise package for SRH and balanced their bowling department as SRH have the best bowlers currently.  Andre Russell is the most prominent batsman over the years for the KKR; he has been the most crunch player in the IPL; in just a few games for KKR in IPL 2022, he has hit seven sixes which says a lot about his batting prowess. 

SRH vs KKR Fantasy XI

SRH vs KKR fantasy team
Cricwizz fantasy team

Captain vs vice-captain  

Abishek Sharma Andre Russell IPL 2022
Abishek Sharma (C) and Andre Russell (Vc)

Prediction

Both the teams have quality players on their payroll, and it will be a high-octane match as SRH has the best bowlers and batters, the most balanced team in IPL. While KKR lacks in the bowling department, it will have to take up a notch in this contest. 

SRH will want to continue its winning streak and reach play-offs. On the same line, KKR are also aiming for the same target.  At the moment, SRH are the most complete team and they are likely to continue their winning run.

Cricwizz predicts Sunrisers Hyderabad to win Match 25 of IPL 2022.

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