IPL 2022 SRH vs KKR: High-on-confidence Sunrisers Hyderabad take on Kolkata Knight Riders as we look at the best predicted playing 11 of both the teams.
It’s match 25 of Tata IPL 2022 as Sunrisers Hyderabad with two back-to-back wins take on Kolkata Knight Riders, who have three wins and two defeats from five games. For Sunrisers, it has been a superb return to form after having lost two games in a row. It felt as if they were going the 2021 way, but Kane Williamson has managed to inspire the team with two superb wins in the last two games.
The bowling has been good so far for SRH with Umran’s pace, Bhuvi’s swing, Nattu’s accuracy and Sundar’s variations, and the top 4 in the batting department has contributed with valuable runs. With the team high on confidence, they would only be looking to maintain the momentum, and make it a hat-trick of wins.
For Kolkata Knight Riders, it has been a bumpy ride so far. They started with a win, then lost their second. Then had two back-to-back wins, and then again lost one. They haven’t looked settled in terms of Team combination as compared to SRH, who have made very few changes in all 4 matches so far. With the hope for a win, there could be a few changes in the squad for KKR.
Having said that, let’s look at the key match details, fantasy 11 Prediction, and best predicted playing 11 for Match 25 SRH vs KKR of IPL 2022.
- Type: IPL 2022 Match 25 – SRH vs KKR
- When: April 15, 2022
- Where: Brabourne
- Time: 7:30 pm IST
IPL 2022 SRH vs KKR: Predicted Playing XIs for Both Teams
Ideally, Sunrisers Hyderabad wouldn’t have made any changes in the squad as they had done on the previous two occasions, but with Washington Sundar injured for the next few matches, Sunrisers would be forced to make a change. As a like-for-like replacement in the form of spinner, Shreyas Gopal seems the only good option available for them.
Washington Sundar’s injury could be a blessing in disguise for the Sunrisers Hyderabad. They don’t have a proper wrist spinner in the squad, and with Shreyas Gopal playing, that problem could be solved if he performs well. Uncapped Shreyas has done well while playing for Rajasthan Royals. With a new franchise, expect Shreyas Gopal to give his best and do well.
From the team standpoint, Kane Williamson would be hoping for its top order to continue doing well. The likes of Abhishek Sharma, Nicholas Pooran, Rahul Tripathi, and himself are the backbone of the SRH batting. They really don’t have much batting other than these. Hence, if any of these fail, we could see SRH struggling in the batting department.
IPL 2022 SRH vs KKR: Predicted Playing 11 for Sunrisers Hyderabad
Kane Williamson (C), Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Shashank Singh, Marco Jansen, Shreyas Gopal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik & T Natarajan
Kolkata Knight Riders are still looking for their strongest playing 11. They have tried with Rahane for 5 matches now, but unfortunately, Ajinkya Rahane hasn’t improved on form, and it should finally be time for Shreyas Iyer and KKR to make a decision for the betterment of the team. Ajinkya Rahane has to be replaced, and there’s no better player than Aaron Finch to take that spot.
With Aaron Finch, the overseas players expected to debut for KKR, Sam Billings, who has had a poor tournament so far will have to make way for him. In addition, Sheldon Jackson could be roped in as a keeper to play in the middle-order. If Finch supports Venkatesh Iyer at the top, there will be no stopping the KKR team.
From the team Standpoint, KKR would be hoping for more consistency from Venkatesh Iyer. He did help win the match against Mumbai Indians, but he will repeat his 2021 performance to keep the runs flowing. Similarly, Nitish Rana will be under the radar to perform. He hasn’t had the bests of outing so far in IPL 2022, and would want to amend that.
IPL 2022 SRH vs KKR: Predicted Playing 11 for Kolkata Knight Riders
Venkatesh Iyer, Aaron Finch, Shreyas Iyer (C), Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Sheldon Jackson (WK), Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Rasikh Salam & Varun Chakravarthy
Overall, Sunrisers Hyderabad would be looking to continue the momentum and make it a hat-trick of wins after two successive losses. The team has been performing well as a unit, and that’s a biggest positive so far. Meanwhile, for KKR, Team combination would be very crucial. Expect at least 2 changes in the squad. The team also need a few players to step up.
Best Fantasy XI Prediction for SRH vs KKR:
Batters: Kane Williamson, Shreyas Iyer, Rahul Tripathi & Aaron Finch
Wks: Nicholas Pooran
All-rounders: Andre Russell, Venkatesh Iyer & Abhishek Sharma
Bowlers: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav & T Natarajan
CVC Choice: Venkatesh Iyer & Kane Williamson
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