Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders – Match 72 – IPL 6 – Betting Predictions and Tips

In the last league match of this season, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SH) takes on the defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in match 72 of IPL 6. The match will be played on Sunday at 8 PM IST at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. A win for SH will seal their berth in the play-offs who are currently at fourth with 9 wins out of 15 games. KKR is at seventh position with 6 wins out of 15 games played.

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SH)

SH has been a revelation in their so called debut (till last year they were called as Deccan Chargers Hyderabad and had a different owner). The batting has come good in the latter half of the season with inclusion of Shikhar Dhawan and Darren Sammy in the squad and both have not disappointed. Though Parthiv Patel has been the top scorer for the team with 246 runs from 11 matches, Dhawan has scored 236 runs from just 8 match with 3 half centuries and a strike rate of 131. Hanuma Vihari, Thisara Perera, Cameron White and Darren Sammy have also been good and scored runs at crucial moments. The bowling has been the biggest asset of the team and they have not disappointed at all. All their main bowlers, Amit Mishra, Dale Steyn, Ishant Sharma and all rounder Perera have been superb with 67 wickets among them and Mishra leading with 19 wickets.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

The defending champions KKR have not been in the best in this season and they failed to click as a unit this time as a result of which the team could not qualify into play-offs. Batting as been decent with the skipper Gautam Gambhir leading from the front and scoring 396 runs. Eion Morgan has been superb and has scored close to 300 runs in 13 matches. Yusuf Pathan has not been upto the mark though in couple of matches he played really well and even scored a half century after a big gap. All rounder Jacques Kallis also has not been in the best forms in this season though he has contributed with bat and ball but has been inconsistent. He has scored 287 runs which is good but below his level and has all taken 16 wickets in his bowling which show how good he is as an all rounder. Sunil Naraine continues his good form with 22 wickets and he is among the top 5 wicket takers in this season. None of the other bowlers have been really impressive and have just played a support role to these two and it clearly appears KKR has been too reliant on these two bowlers to deliver.

Our Prediction

SH would like to clearly win this game to ensure the play-off berth and this will also boost the morale of the players when they play the play-offs if they manage to win. KKR would like to save their face and try to just play their normal game and salvage some pride by winning this match. However playing at their home and considering the desperation of the situation of SH, we believe SH is the team to look out for and we can bet they will in most circumstances win this match and make it to the next level and so for us SH is the team who should win this match.

Winner: Sunrisers Hyderabad, 1.67 @ William Hill