IPL 2022 – Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Match 61 Dream11 Predictions, Lineups and more
Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad will face off in the 61st match of the IPL 2022. The previous time these two teams met, Sunrisers Hyderabad won, and Kolkata’s slide had only just begun. The Kolkata Knight Riders have struggled in the second half of the season, finishing eighth in the points standings. They defeated the Mumbai Indians in their previous match and will aim to keep their hopes alive with another victory today. Sunrisers Hyderabad, on the other hand, is sixth in the table, and a win today will put them in an excellent position as the competition nears its conclusion.
The match is scheduled to take place on the 14th of May, 2022 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Match 61 Dream11 – Pitch Report
The surface has been extremely beneficial to the pacers, and most teams batting first have won at this venue. There will be no dew, and both teams will try to score runs and then defend them.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Match 61 Dream11 – Probable XI
Kolkata Knight Riders
Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Sam Billings (wk), Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Varun Chakravarthy
Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shashank Singh, Washington Sundar, T Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Umran Malik
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Match 61 Dream11 – Players to Watch
The tournament has now reached the end of the group stages and the last few games are critical for teams as they try to sneak into the playoffs. The Kolkata Knight Riders have a chance to enter the playoffs but they will need to win the remaining matches with a significant margin and pray for favorable outcomes in the other games. Shreyas Iyer has been a good captain but has not had the success he deserves and the team will be praying that he can turn things around and marshal his forces and lead them to the playoffs. He has been decent with the bat, scoring 336 runs from 12 matches, but he will be hoping that the rest of the squad steps up.
The seasoned bowler has been on a comeback trail this season and his intensity and consistency have been commendable. He was sidelined for a couple of games with injuries but he is set to make his comeback and build on his haul of 15 wickets from 10 matches and if he can hit the ground running, he can single-handedly affect the outcome of the game with his bowling.
The Sunrisers batters have not been in the best of forms, but one of the more consistent options is Nicholas Pooran. The Wicket Keeper batsman from West Indies knows how to approach big games and is capable of hitting those big shots. He needs to back himself and retain his wicket and help his team get to a defendable total. So far in the tournament, he has scored 261 runs from 11 matches and we expect him to start getting those big runs now.
The fiery bowler has been absolutely immense this season and with 15 wickets from 11 matches, he has shown everyone that he is ready for the next stage. Yes, he is quite expensive and tends to leak runs, but he is still young and will get with every game. We expect him to terrorize the Kolkata batters in the upcoming game.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Match 61 Dream11 – Fantasy Lineup No.1