The IPL 2016 Play-offs has been started from 24th May with the 1st Qualifier and today Eliminator match will be played and it will SRH vs KKR. In this match Sunrisers Hyderabad who is at 3rd position on the points table will take on the team on the 4th place that is Kolkata Knight Riders. It will be the knock out match. The team loses today will be out of the tournament and the winning team will meet with the losing team of 1st Qualifier in the Qualifier 2nd which will be played on 27th May 2016. You can have a look onto the schedule of Play-offs here. The Eliminator Match will be played on 25th May at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi. A very important match for both the teams and both are strong contender of IPL 2016 Title. It will be a very good match to watch for the fans. Both have performed well with the bat and the ball as well and it will very tough to predict the winner of the SRH vs KKR match. Every body here in India is predicting the result of the match and here at cricket99.com find out what our experts think about this match and which team is going to win this match as per our prediction of the match.
Head to Head Battle between Hyderabad and Kolkata :-
If we look onto the previous season, both the team faced each other on 6 occasions and 4 times KKR won the battle. In IPL 2016 too they have played 2 matches and in both match Kolkata Knight Riders defeated SRH team. In the first match Kolkata chased down the total and win the match and in the second one Sunrisers Hyderabad fallen 22 runs short from reaching the target. So in the head to head comparison Kolkata have won 8 matches and Sunrisers Hyderabad have won only two. In the upcoming match SRH have chance to shorten this gap and move closer to the title by winning the Eliminator.
SRH vs KKR Prediction: Hyderabad or Kolkata ?
This is the one of the big question every one think about before every match and as this is big match, cricket fans going crazy and predicting the result. So we are again ready to predict the result of Hyderabad vs Kolkata match. If we look at their previous matches they have played, there is no difference in the points. Both have won 8 matches and there is also very little difference in the net run rate. So it shows both the teams are equal in terms of performance. Both have match winners under their shed. The team which will play best cricket on the match day will win the match. According to our prediction SRH will win the Eliminator match of IPL 2016.
Update: SRH have won the match by 22 runs and our prediction wast right.
Toss Prediction :-
One more thing which will matter the most in the upcoming match between Hyderabad and Kolkata is the Toss. The team who will win the toss, will be in advantage and go for the bowl first. So both the teams will hope that they will win the toss and according to our prediction Sunrisers Hyderabad will win the toss.
Important Players of Both Teams :-
Every time rely on their best players and in the upcoming match the form of these players will decide the result of the match. Here are the important players which is also called key players of both the team which can turn the game towards their side at any moment.
KKR Key Players :-
- Gautam Gambhir
- Yusuf Pathan
- Manish Pandey
- Andre Russell
- Sunil Narine
SRH Key Players :-
- David Warner
- Yuvraj Singh
- Shikhar Dhawan
- Deepak Hooda
- Mustafizur Rahman
Performance of both the teams in IPL 2016 :-
Lets first look at the Kolkata Knight Riders performance, They have started the tournament with a win against Delhi Daredevils and from there they stick to the winning track but in the middle of the League they lost few matches but till the end they manage to win 8 matches out of 14 and with 16 points they grabbed the 4th spot on the points table. This season the player who shined and became match winner on many occasion from KKR side is the Yusuf Pathan. He shocked every body with his performance and told the world with his bat he has the ability which is needed to win the match. He is awarded 2 times with the man of the match and played many match winning innings for his team. Captain Gautam Gambhir also good with the bat. He has scored 5 fifties so far in 14 innings. The opening pair of Knight Riders is one of the best among other but from last few matches one of them getting out early due to which team feels pressure and struggle in the match. In the middle order young Manish Pandey is there who has scored century in IPL history than Suryakumar Yadav who is recently appointed as vice captain of the team. Andre Russell is one of the important player of Kolkata who can bat as well as bowl recently injured due to which he wasn’t played last couple of games. Hope he will be fit for the Eliminator match SRH vs KKR.
They have very strong bowling line up specially the spin attack. Sunil Narine the spin master is there with the team who is every economical with his magical deliveries. Piyush Chawla who is also performing good and providing important breakthrough to the team, All rounder Shakib Al Hasan also handy with the ball. In the pace attack Umesh Yadav, Morne Morkel and Andre Russell are with the team. If we look at the purple cap race, Russell is the leading wicket taker from the KKR squad, took 15 wickets on 12 balls.
In Sunrisers Hyderabad Batting line up, David Warner is one man army and when he crossed 50 runs marks his team won the match on 80% occasion. On the other hand they have lost 80% of the matches if Warner gets out early which is not good at all for the team. Big names like Yuvraj Singh, Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Eoin Morgan are there in their squad but none of them consistent. Shikhar Dhawan started scoring runs in the middle of the tournament but again the flop show has been started. In the whole League he is unable to deliver for which he is famous for. He has scored 4 fifties in IPL 2016 but if we look at the strike rate only of 118.71 which is not belongs to him generally. Yuvraj Singh also not scored runs for the team. So the team management and the coaching staff will be worried towards their batting performance. If they want to give tough competition to the Kolkata Knight Riders than the batsman other than Warner have to score runs. If we look at the orange cap race, he is just behind Virat Kohli and is on 2nd spot in the list of leading run scorer with 658 runs in 14 matches. Also he has scored most fifties in IPL 2016 (total seven). So this shows he is in form batsman and his inning in the upcoming match surely affects the result of the upcoming SRH vs KKR match.
Hyderabad have one of the best bowling line up in this season but they have lost Ashish Nehra who is ruled out of IPL 2016 few days back due to an injury occured during a match. He was very economical with the ball specially in the slog overs. Now Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mustafizur Rahman have to bear all the responsibility and have to perform better than ever. Both are in the race of Purple Cap. In SRH squad mostly pacers are there. Braindra Sran also taking important wickets early in the match and Rahman in the middle overs very effective with his slower ones and yorkers. Deepak Hooda is the only spinner they have. Mostly they rely on the pacers and let’s see how they bowl to KKR batting line up.
Basics which matters Most :-
Cricket is a game of some rules and basics which to be followed. But people thinks in T20 cricket there is no basics but Virat Kohli set example for those who think like that. The team which will play better cricket and specially follow the basis of cricket will win this upcoming match and both Batting & bowling department have to contribute to win the grand battle at Feroz Shah Kotla on 25th May 2016.
What you think who will win the IPL 2016 Eliminator match, Hyderabad or Kolkata ?