IPL 2018 Qualifier 2 SRH vs KKR Match Prediction, Preview and Head to Head: Who Will Win?


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IPL 2018 Qualifier 2 SRH vs KKR Match Prediction, Preview, Head to Head, Who Will Win

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will play the Qualifier 2 of the 11th season of Indian Premier League – IPL 2018 on 25th May 2018 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. As far as weather is concerned, no rain is forecasted with the temperature around 30ºC and humidity above 75% during match hours.


IPL 2018 Qualifier 2 SRH vs KKR Pitch Report

It is quite dry underneath but it's got a good covering of grass. Moisture on the pitch will be missing during this match as there has been no rain for two days. Spinners will still get the help from the pitch; also pace bowlers will get the help. It will be a good batting surface and both teams will score a lot of runs.


IPL 2018 Qualifier 2 SRH vs KKR Team News

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) Team News

Sunrisers Hyderabad would like to play with the same XI, as tinkering at the last moment will not be a good choice.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Team News

Javon Searles may the player whom the team would like to replace, Tom Curran, Mitchell Johnson or South African all-rounder Cameron Delport are the options available. Cameron Delport will be not the best choice as he has not played any match this season and including in the team at the knockout stage will not be a good choice. The team may also play with the same winning XI.

IPL 2018 Qualifier 2 SRH vs KKR Head to Head

Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders have met at 14 encounter head to head at IPL, out of which 5 are won by Sunrisers Hyderabad and 9 are won by Kolkata Knight Riders.

Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad have played twice at IPL Playoff Eliminator in 2016 and 2017; Sunrisers Hyderabad won in 2016 and Kolkata Knight Riders won in 2017.

Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders have played 6 matches at Eden Gardens, Kolkata against each other, out of which Kolkata Knight Riders have won the first 5 matches and Sunrisers Hyderabad won the later 1 match in IPL 2018.

Check: KKR vs SRH Head to Head: SRH vs KKR Head to Head IPL Records
Total SRH Won KKR Won
In IPL 14 5 9
At Eden Gardens
Kolkata
6 5 1

IPL 2018 Qualifier 2 SRH vs KKR Team Playoffs Record

Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad have played twice at IPL Playoff Eliminator in 2016 and 2017; Sunrisers Hyderabad won in 2016 and Kolkata Knight Riders won in 2017.

Sunrisers Hyderabad Playoffs Record

Sunrisers Hyderabad have played 6 matches at IPL playoffs, out of which they won 3 matches.

Kolkata Knight Riders Playoffs Record

Kolkata Knight Riders have played 9 matches at IPL Playoffs out of which they have won 6 matches and lost 3 matches.

The Kolkata Knight Riders are undefeated in the two IPL playoff matches they’ve played at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata. In 2014, KKR defeated Kings XI Punjab in Qualifier 1 and then in IPL 2018 they defeated the Rajasthan Royals in the Eliminator.

IPL 2018 Qualifier 2 SRH vs KKR Match Prediction

IPL 2018 Qualifier 2 SRH vs KKR Toss Prediction

Toss will be an important factor; as dew will come into play later in the match, the toss-winning captain would like to bowl first.

IPL 2018 Qualifier 2 SRH vs KKR Score Prediction

180+ score match can be expected on this wicket; seeing both teams line-up, hard-hitting batsmen in both teams will make a high scoring match.
Batting First Predicted Score
Sunrisers Hyderabad 185+
Kolkata Knight Riders 175+

Who Will Win?

Our Prediction for IPL 2018 Qualifier 2 SRH vs KKR

Sunrisers Hyderabad have lost 4 matches in a row after ending at top of the IPL 2018 points table, this will a concern for them. In the 4 losses, first 3 matches were lost due to poor bowling performance which bowled at an economy with 9.00+ but the previous match against Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 1 was lost due to crumbling batting.

On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders are coming with winning 4 matches and got the right momentum at right time.
Team Batting First
Winning %
Batting Second
Winning %
Sunrisers Hyderabad 45% 40%
Kolkata Knight Riders 60% 55%
In our prediction, Kolkata Knight Riders are in right momentum and are more probable to win this match.

Match Details: IPL 2018 Qualifier 2 SRH vs KKR

Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Date: 25 May 2018
Time: 7:00 pm (IST)

Toss: Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to bowl first.

Playing XI for SRH: Shikhar Dhawan, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Deepak Hooda, Carlos Brathwaite, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Rashid Khan, K Khaleel Ahmed.

Playing XI for KKR: Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi.