Who is going to win the IPL Eliminator tomorrow, Kolkata Knight Riders or Sunrisers Hyderabad? Let’s take a look at the form guide and what our IPL match analyst thinks.
Kolkata Knight Riders – WWWWL
Sunrisers Hyderabad – LLLLW
Head 2 Head - KKR won by five wickets; SRH won by five wickets
Mayukh Bhattacharya comments: “There is always a lot of talk about peaking at the right time in such a long tournament and it seems like KKR have done exactly that. With a weak bench strength, they have managed their resources very well and have been well led by Dinesh Karthik. He has been phenomenal with the bat, especially during run chases and that has made them a very strong opposition.
SRH have gone the other way of late. They were the clear favorites to win the tournament at the start but with four losses in their last four fixtures, they seem to have lost their way. Whether it is a question of peaking too early is something which can be debated. They still have the same resources that have got them so far and all they need to do is have the belief of turning things around.”
Possible starting XIs
Kolkata Knight Riders – Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Javon Searles, Piyush Chawla, Prasidh Krishna, Kuldeep Yadav
Sunrisers Hyderabad – Sreevats Goswami (wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson (c), Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib al Hasan, Carlos Brathwaite, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul
All the form guides tell you is that Kolkata will win this one. KKR have won their last 4 matches and the Sunrisers have lost4! Can Kane Williamson get his team back on track? I don’t think so. For me, it’s a win for KKR, which will set up a tantalizing final, against Chennai Super Kings, on Sunday.
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