Will The Sunrisers Take Advantage At The Eden?
Expectations can be funny, one day you think no one expects anything from you, and the next, you’re the talk of the town. This is true for both the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Sunrisers Hyderabad ahead of their match in the IPL match 19 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. For the Knight Riders, first it was a Shardul Thakur masterclass, and then a miracle feat. Rinku Singh. The Sunrisers Hyderabad had a clinical chase against the Punjab Kings and are now ready to take on the defending Champions in their own den.
It’s an exciting match with the two teams coming off two wins and looking for more. However, the Knight Riders need to figure out how to stay afloat without individual performances, and the Sunrisers need to continue performing to their potential. Negative momentum can cause a rather quick downfall. One game in Kolkata so far was all about Royal Challengers Bangalore’s capitulation against spin. But the surface here offers pace in the first half and spinners can hurry the batsmen. Expect a high-scoring match, and KKR to dominate the head-to-head with 15 wins and 8 losses overall against the Sunrisers.
Kolkata Knight Riders are likely to have Liton Das and Jason Roy coming in to boost their batting line-up, and a late flourish from Andre Russell. The Sunrisers are likely to go in with the same XI and stick with Brook despite his run of low scores. He might have the platform to get going in the IPL with the enhanced pace and carry of the new Eden Gardens.
Given the history of the two sides and the form of the players on show, it looks like it will be a close encounter. Our free cricket betting tips and prediction suggest that the KKR to just edge past the Sunrisers due to their superior bowling attack and the home advantage.
Prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders to win IPL Match 19