Match number 61 of IPL 2022 will be played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad in Pune on May 14, 2022.
SRH had won 5 matches on the trot and since then they have lot four matches in a row. As they say it all changes very quickly in the IPL. SRH are at number 7 on the points table. They have 3 league matches remaining and they would ideally like to win all three so that they can qualify for the playoffs. SRH are struggling with injuries of their key players Natarajan and Washington Sundar .
Captain Kane Williamson’s bat has been silent so far in IPL 2022. He will be hoping to get some runs at this stage of the tournament. Nicholas Pooran has been striking superbly in the last few games. Aiden Markram and Rahul Tripathi have been making most number of the runs for SRH. Both Natarajan and Washington are likely to be fit for the match against KKR, that should be a good news for them. Umran Malik has impressed one and all with his pace this season, in the last match he was pretty expensive though. They have a balanced attack and will hope to fire against KKR.
Kolkata Knight Riders
KKR won their last match convincingly against MI. They are at number 8 on the points table having won just 5 out of 12 matches played so far. Venkatesh Iyer got some runs in the last match and no better time to come in to the form than this stage of the IPL. Nitish Rana
They need to win both remaining matches with big margins and then hope other teams lose their matches. Not an ideal situation to be in, but inconsistency has been the story for KKR this season. Sunil Narine is back at his best and is the most economical bowler in IPL 2022. Tim Southee is another bowler who has been bowling well both upfront and at the back end.
CRICOPIA Predicted Playing XI KKR:
Venkatesh Iyer Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (C), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Sam Billings (wk), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Varun Chakravarthy
CRICOPIA Predicted Playing XI SRH:
Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (C), Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shashank Singh, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Marco Jansen, T Natarajan, Umran Malik
- Aiden Markram has scored 326 runs in 9 matches at an average of 65.20 with a strike rate of 142.98. He is a must pick in fantasy 11.
- Andre Russell has taken 14 wickets and has scored 281 runs at a strike rate of 183.66. He can well be made captain in the fantasy team.
- Nitish Rana has scored 394 runs in 12 matches at an average of 32.83 most by a KKR batter this season.
Fantasy XI for the match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Andre Russell (C), Sunil Narine(vice-capt), Aiden Markram, Tim Southee, Nitish Rana, Nicholas Pooran, Rinku Singh, Rahul Tripathi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Umran Malik