SRH vs KKR Predictions and Betting : The Indian Premier League 2020 has completed 5 weeks of its action with some power packed performance from all the teams. For the third week straight, the weekend is totally filled with cricketing action as both the days have double headers coming our way.
On Sunday, SRH are preparing to take on KKR in the first match of the day in Dubai. With both teams struggling to perform consistently, tomorrow’s game will be vital for them in order to ensure that the chances of making it to the play offs is high. The SRH are coming after a breather whereas KKR are coming off two bad losses in this week. Overall, a good contest between the bat and the ball is on the cards.
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SRH vs KKR Predictions and Betting : Recent form and head-to-head
SRH have been one of the most consistent sides since their inception in 2013. They have made it to the play offs in the last 4 seasons including their only IPL title in 2016. But their 2020 campaign didn’t go as planned with two back to back defeats in the first two games.
But they staged a good comeback with two important wins against DC and SRH that kept them afloat. Since then they have only managed one win in the next games with convincing defeats against the likes of MI, RR and CSK.
Even though they are currently at 5th with a higher chance of making it to the play offs, it is important for them to win games on a consistent basis.
KKR has one of the best sides in the tournament but has failed big time to live up to its expectations. They have had some great performances but they have followed that up with some poor shows with the bat and the ball.
They pulled off some unlikely victories against Kings XI Punjab and CSK but were humiliated against RCB and MI where nothing seemed to work for them. A win at this stage means that they will have less pressure going into the final phase of the league with play off places up for grabs.
SRH vs KKR Predictions and Betting : Team News
SRH have been able to get their eleven but they haven’t been up to the mark in terms of execution of their plans.
The opening pair of David Warner and Jonny Bairstow has been one of the most explosive ones in the league with a lot of expectation from the duo. Manish Pandey slotting at 3 hasn’t looked convincing for the entire league except for that half century against RR which they lost eventually.
While Kane Williamson has played a key role in lifting the middle order, the likes of Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma and Abdul Samad haven’t really contributed as one unit.
Vijay Shankar as an all-rounder is yet to make any impact with Rashid Khan doing a great job with the ball as well with the bat.
The pace trio of Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan and Khaleel Ahmed have the potential to scare the opposition but they have been singled out and targeted that has caused so many problems for the team with Bhuvaneshwar Kumar not in the picture.
The addition of Shahbaz Nadeem will do a world of good with the pitch slowing down a lot in the second phase. Overall, this team isn’t as weak and vulnerable as it looks like with potential match winners present.
For KKR, nothing is going in their way right now even after bringing in Eoin Morgan as the captain of the side with Dinesh Karthik stepping aside. It is important for the management to back the players and instill some confidence for the upcoming games.
The opening pair of Rahul Tripathi and Shubman Gill should be given a long run without judging them for a dismal performance against Mumbai Indians.
Nitish Rana hasn’t looked convincing in any game that has rubbed salt on the wounds of KKR.
On top of it, the likes of Eoin Morgan and Dinesh Karthik haven’t played a match winning performance for the team until now which is making it more difficult for them to play at their best.
Unfortunately, Andre Russell’s poor form along with all this has been a nightmare for the side which they will have to sort out as soon as possible.
In the bowling department, Pat Cummins has taken just two wickets in 8 games whereas the likes of Prasidh Krishna and Shivam Mavi have been on the expensive side.
In the absence of Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy has stood out as their best bowler so far with regular wickets in his quota of 4 overs. Andre Russel at the death hasn’t been any helpful which might force them to go for Lockie Ferguson instead of Chris Green for the coming games.
SRH vs KKR betting and prediction analysis: Schedule and pitch report
The game between SRH and KKR is scheduled in the Sheikh Zayed stadium, Abu Dhabi at 3.30pm IST. The pitch in the afternoon is often dry and helps the slower bowlers. It is better to bat first and post something in excess of 170 to defend later.
The teams batting 2nd will have to play out the initial overs carefully and once settled, can play their natural game. Overall, it should be an exciting contest to watch out for on Sunday.
The predictions and betting sites are strongly advocating for KKR victory in tomorrow's match against SRH.
As per the betting Betway the betting odds for KKR as of now is 1.8 while for SRH it is 1.9.
As per Oddschecker, the cricket betting odds for KKR is 13/15 and for SRH the odds are placed at 1/1.