Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders had a history that they had not lost any of the opening matches of the Indian Premier League, but they had changed that history and a beautiful margin of 46 runs in the opening match of this edition of Dream 11 IPL against Mumbai Indians.
The performance of the bowling unit of Kolkata Knight Riders in that match was not impressive. He scored 195 runs in his innings of 20 overs. He used six bowlers in that match. Shivam Mavi was the most successful and most wicket taker for his side, taking two wickets for 32 runs in his four overs. Sunil Narayan also did well with the ball.
He took one wicket in his four overs, while 22 runs were taken from him. Andre Russell took one wicket while he bowled and scored 17 runs. Sandeep Warrier took a lot of runs and failed to take any wicket. He was bowled to give 34 runs in four overs. Pat Cummins also failed to perform as expected in the previous match. He was charged for 49 runs in his three overs and wicketkeeping.
Like bowling, the Kolkata Knight Riders batting order also failed to deliver their best performance in the previous match. He could not chase the target of 196 runs and scored 146 runs in his innings of 20 overs. The opening pair of KKR, Shubman Gill and Sunil Narine failed to give a good start. Both openers returned to the pavilion for a total score of only 25 runs. The batting order of this team at least looks strong on papers like Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine and Dinesh Karthik and we could not perform as expected.
Pat Cummins was the highest run-scorer for his side who scored 33 runs from just 12 balls and hit a four and four sixes. Captain Dinesh Karthik had 30 runs in his name. He faced 23 balls and hit five fours. Nitish Rana scored 24 runs off 18 balls with the help of two fours and a six. Eoin Morgan had 16 runs to his name.
Sunrisers Hyderabad is a strong team, at least on paper, with players like David Warner, Johnny Bairstow, Mohammad Nabi, K Khalil Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul, Kane Williamson and Rashid, but failing to make a kick. The launch of this edition of the Indian Premier League. He lost his opening match against Royal Challengers Bangalore by a margin of 10 runs. He won the toss and decided to field first.
His bowling unit’s performance in the last match was not good. He scored 163 runs in his 20-over innings. Seven bowlers from SRH were used in the last match and none of the bowlers could give an outstanding performance from their side. Abhishek Sharma took one wicket for 16 runs in his two overs. T Natarajan also picked up a wicket for 34 runs in his four overs. Vijay Shankar took one wicket in his 1.4 overs and scored 14 runs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Mitchell Marsh, and Rashid Khan were the bowlers on their side who failed to take any wickets.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad batting order performed well but failed to chase the target of 164 runs. He could score 153 runs in his innings of 20 overs. He had a great performance in the top-order batting lineup and gave a good start but his middle order almost failed to deliver his best. Johnny Bairstow, Manish Pandey and Priyam Garg did well with the bat, but no other batsman from their side could enter the double-figure as well.
Johnny Bairstow was the most successful and highest run-scorer for his side, scoring a total of 61 runs while facing 43 balls and hitting six fours and two sixes. Manish Pandey had 34 runs to his name while he faced 33 balls and hit three fours and a six. Priyam Garg had 12 runs to his name while Vijay Shankar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mitchell Marsh were out on the Golden Duck and failed to open their account on the scoreboard.
Our today’s match prediction
Sunrisers Hyderabad is a stronger and overall stronger team than Kolkata Knight Riders, at least on paper. As per our IPL prediction, Sunrisers Hyderabad is the favorite team that will win this match.