In the super exciting Qualifier number 2 between SunRisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders, the second contender of the IPL trophy will be clear by the end of the day.
Sunrisers Hyderabad will be looking to thrash Kolkata Knight Riders after facing defeat at the hands of two-time champions Chennai Super Kings while Kolkata Knight Riders will eye to continue with the momentum gained after beating Rajasthan Royals in the Eliminator.
On one hand, SunRisers Hyderabad lost their last four games and will enter the ground at arrest their losing streak, on the other hand, KKR certainly gained momentum with four consecutive wins and will look to capitalise the home ground advantage.
Winning momentum is very essential in the Twenty20 International matches and can do wonder, if it is of right kind.
Speaking on the batting line-up on both sides, skipper of both SRH and KKR Kane Williamson and Dinesh Karthik has been important pillars in the squad respectively
Apart from the skippers, KKR has Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn and Robin Uthappa while SunRisers Hyderabad has Shikhar Dhawan and Manish Pandey as the leading run score for their respective squad.
On the bowling side, Sunrisers Hyderabad has Siddarth Kaul and Rashid Khan as the key bowlers while KKR has Sunil Narine and Kuldeep Yadav as the leading wicket-taker in the squad.
Match Predictions – Statistically, SRH and KKR have faced each other on 14 occasions where KKR has outshined Sunrisers nine times.
KKR has exceptionally good record of five out of six wins at The Eden Gardens alone.
As per the record and the positive attitude of the team in the last few matches, Kolkata Knight Riders has a little edge over Sunrisers Hyderabad.
The winner of the match will face MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium on May 27.