KKR vs SRH, 61th Match IPL 2022: Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI Updates, Pitch & Weather Report

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Sunrisers Hyderabad will face Royal Challengers Bangalore in their next match on May 8th at Wankhede Stadium. The Kane Williamson-led team has lost three games in a row and will be keen to get back on track as quickly as possible. With five victories in 10 games, the team is now in sixth place in the points table, and T Natarajan is expected to replace Kartik Tyagi in the starting lineup. The Royal Challengers Bangalore, on the other side, eventually ended their losing skid against the Chennai Super Kings in the previous game. The Faf du Plessis-led team hasn’t seen the best of Virat Kohli yet this season, but a strong bowling performance has kept them in contention. RCB is in fourth place in the points table with six victories in 11 games and is expected to play with the same lineup as the previous game.

Pitch and Weather Report

The pitch is overall favourable for batting and is best suited for pacers than spinners. Average runs scored on this venue is 170 and have 100% chances of winning if batting first. Weather will be normal with scattered clouds and average temperature at 30.87 C.

Venue Stats (T20)

Total Matches 3
Matches Won Batting First 1
Matches Won Bowling First 2
Average 1st Innings Scores 153
Highest Total Record 201/6 (20 Ov) by IND vs SL
Lowest Total Record 101/10 (18.5 Ov) by IND vs SL


Top Wicket Keeper Pick

1) Nicholas Pooran – He is a left-handed hitter and wicket keeper. He scored 2 consecutive half centuries in his last three matches and is in great form.

Matches – 228

Runs – 4555

Highest Score – 100*

Average – 26.3

 Top 4 Batsman Picks

1) Shreyas Iyer – He is a right hand batter. He scored good runs in the overall matches of the tournament. He is in  good form.

Matches – 176

Runs – 4745

Highest Score – 147

Average – 33.18

2) Nitish Rana – He is a left hand middle order batter. He scored 150 runs in his last three matches.

Matches – 151

Runs – 3477

Highest Score – 97

Average – 27.8

3) Kane Williamson – He is a top order right hand batter. The SRH captain hasn’t been scoring much runs recently in his two matches and he will be wanting to get his form back.

Matches – 230

Runs – 5844

Highest Score – 101*

Average – 31.4

4) Rahul Tripathi – He is a right hand batter. He is in terrific form as he scored 58 runs against RCB in his last match.

Matches – 115

Runs – 2523

Highest Score – 93

Average – 26.8

Top 4 Bowler Picks

1) Umran Malik – He is a right-arm fast bowler who has been very popular since he has taken five wicket haul against GTHe bowled the fastest delivery (157kmph) in his match against Titans.

Matches – 19

Wickets – 26

Economy – 8.74

2) Tim Southee – He is a very experienced New Zealand right arm fast bowler. He took 12 wickets so far in this tournament so far. 

Matches – 223

Wickets – 257

Economy – 8.21

3) Umesh Yadav – He is a right arm fast bowler. He took 4 wickets in his last two matches and has been very economical.

Matches – 161

Wickets – 165

Economy – 8.19

4) Bhuvneshwar Kumar – He is a right arm medium fast bowler. He has been very economical in his last match against DC and also took a wicket.

Matches – 218

Wickets – 222

Economy – 7.17


Top 2 All-rounder Picks

1) Andre Russell – He is a right hand batter and a right arm medium fast bowler.He has been very economical and took 4 wickets in his last two matches.

Matches – 410

Runs – 6855

Highest Score – 91

Average – 25.5

Wickets – 368

Economy – 8.5

2) Sunil Narine – He is a left hand batter who predominantly bowls as right arm offbreak. He has been very economical and takes wickets.

Matches – 403

Runs – 2975

Highest Score – 79

Average- 15.10

Wickets – 437

Economy – 6.01


Predicted Playing 11

Kolkata Knight Riders

Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Varun Chakravarthy

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shashank Singh, Jagadeesha Suchith, Kartik Tyagi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Fazalhaq Farooqi/Marco Jansen, Umran Malik


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Poll Winning Percentage

KKR – 46%

SRH – 54%

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