IPL 2018: SRH vs KKR, May 25, Qualifier 2, IPL 2018 Match Preview & Prediction

Kolkata Knight Riders are on good pace in the game now. KKR have better chance to win this match as a home team with their good record in Eden Gardens, but then the opposition team is the winner of IPL 2016 and Sunrisers Hyderabad would surely try to replicate the success, this season too.

Match Preview

Eden Gardens is paradise for seamers and wrist bowlers. Considering this, Rashid Khan from SRH will surely have a field day along with pacer Siddharth Kaul when the team takes on KKR.

On the other hand, the Knight Riders have been going great guns as far as batting and bowling are concerned, but fielding remains an area where the KKR would surely want to improve.

Conversely, the captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad will surely try to lead from the front to ensure his team wins. Also, Kane Williamson has turned out to be a great captain after the original captain, David Warner, was banned for ball tampering in South Africa. Williamson is a brilliant batsman for any situation.

Sunrisers Hyderabad has very good players, like Kane Williamson, Rashid Khan, Siddharth Kaul, Warner, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Manish Pandey, and Shikhar Dhawan will surely be successful in driving the team to the finals.

Match Prediction

The Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders will surely have a tough match to predict. With the kind of form Sunrisers Hyderabad is in, 25th May will surely be a victorious day for them. Here are some reasons:

  • Kane Williamson has scored total 685 runs in IPL season 2018 and scoring more in the upcoming match is not at all a tough task for him.

  • This team looks very solid on paper with a good mix of destructive batsmen and inning-holders.

  • There is a good mix of spinning all-rounder’s with great new ball and death bowlers.

  • Also, you need to consider Rashid Khan along with Siddharth Kaul who can manage the bowling department.

Taking into consideration the advantages that Sunrisers Hyderabad has, chances are high that they will defeat Kolkata Knight Riders in the second qualifier.

Pradeep Batham

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