IPL 2019: Match 2, Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Sunrisers Hyderabad – Match Prediction; After the clash between Chennai and Bangalore, it’s time for the second clash between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad. The match is set to be played at Iconic venue Eden Gardens.
Last year, both teams had stellar success in the competition, only to fumble at the last hurdle, as KKR lost out in the Eliminator stage, while SRH ended up as runners-up to Chennai Super Kings.
Both teams got settled squad:
In spite of Shikhar Dhawan’s departure to Delhi Capitals, SRH still remains one of the hot favourites for this year’s IPL with David Warner and Kane Williamson in their ranks. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders got the required ingredients to make things fall in place.
Sunrisers Hyderabad boasts of some serious batting talent, with players like Shakib, Yusuf Pathan, Deepak Hooda and new arrival Abhishek Sharma out there to finish off strongly.
KKR have been dealt another blow to the start of this season as former India Under-19 pace sensation Kamlesh Nagarkoti pulling up injured yet again, making him unlucky for the second year running. However, they have got a quality side with Dinesh Karthik marshalling the troops.
All in all, a cracker of the contest is on its way on Sunday Afternoon. There has been a little rivalry between both the team overs the seasons, as they both always faced each other during crunch moments of the tournament.
Date & Venue:
|24th March 2019||Eden Gardens, Kolkatta|
The Eden Gardens track is considered as one of the better batting surfaces although spinners tend to come into action as the game goes on. However, last year, fast bowlers got the required assistance.
The temperature would hover around 36 degrees. As the match is scheduled to play in the afternoon session, heat would take a toll on the players. No rain threat for the game.
Here is Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Sunrisers Hyderabad – Match Prediction:
Well, both the teams got solid squads on their side. However, looking at the home conditions and the team balance of both the sides, Kolkata Knight Riders would certainly go into the game as favourites. However, one can never underestimate Sunrisers Hyderabad, who got great flexibility to the side.