The third week of the IPL 2023 is coming to an end and on Friday, Kolkata Knight Riders will be hosting Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Eden Gardens. It was a destructive inning from Rinku Singh that saved KKR from a defeat against the defending champions Gujarat Titans in the last game. Sunrisers Hyderabad also scored their first win in the new season of IPL against Punjab Kings.
Kolkata Knight Riders are at the 2nd spot in the points table with two wins in three games and a net run rate of +1.375. The cricket betting sites have fantastic IPL odds with them.
Sunrisers Hyderabad registered their first win of the tournament which has helped them to jump to the 8th spot. The team can use their last win as a motivation to improve their performance for the rest of the season.
It was a historical moment for Kolkata Knight Riders when Rinku Singh stepped on the pitch and finished the game in favour of his team. He scored 48 runs at a strike rate of 228.57. However, overall, the team’s performance was questionable as the opening lineup again failed to impress. The bowling department also lacked focus and discipline and was unable to control the game.
KKR won’t be making any changes in their playing for the upcoming fixture.
Predicted Lineup: Nitish Rana, Mandeep Singh, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy
It was finally a sunrise for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2023. After two consecutive losses, SRH scored their first win of the season. Mayank Markande came out on top by picking up 4 wickets in 4 overs at an economy of 3.75. Rahul Tripathi and Aiden Markram handled the chase and finished it comfortably. The primary concern of the team is the below-average performance of the opening partnership.
Skipper Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be happy with the performance of his team and would like to continue the winning momentum with the same set of players.
Predicted Lineup: Anmolpreet Singh, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Rahul Tripathi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik, T Natarajan, Aiden Markram, Henrich Klassen, Abdul Samad, Washington Sundar, Harry Brook.
KKR have a winning momentum going on in the new season but they have some loopholes to fill. However, they have an upper hand over SRH because Hyderabad are lacking match-winners. We predict a win for KKR against SRH on Friday.