Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL 2024 Qualifier 1 Prediction: Match Win, Dream11, and Toss

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Match Prediction: KKR to win

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Toss Prediction: SRH to win the toss and opt to bat first

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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Prediction

KKR vs SRH Date and Time: May 21, 7:30 PM IST

KKR vs SRH Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

KKR vs SRH Match Preview

In the high-stakes Qualifier 1 of IPL 2024, table-toppers Kolkata Knight Riders face a formidable Sunrisers Hyderabad. KKR enters this game with an impressive track record for the season, having lost only three games. Meanwhile, SRH, despite their struggles with the bowling attack, managed to secure the second spot on the points table by defeating Punjab Kings in their last game.

KKR vs SRH:Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
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Kolkata Knight Riders

KKR's team, led by Shreyas Iyer, has been the standout team of the season. Their batting lineup has consistently performed well, with key contributions across the board. The team's bowling attack, spearheaded by Mitchell Starc and supported by Sunil Narine and Varun Chakaravarthy, has been effective, particularly in crunch situations.

Kolkata Knight Riders Possible 11: Shreyas Iyer (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Ramandeep Singh, Anukul Roy, Mitchell Starc, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakaravarthy.

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Despite losing some momentum towards the end of the league stage, SRH has shown resilience. The batting lineup, featuring key players like Travis Head and Heinrich Klaasen, has been robust. However, their bowling has been a concern, with the team often conceding high scores. Pat Cummins and Bhuvneshwar Kumar will need to step up in this critical match.

Sunrisers Hyderabad Possible 11: Travis Head, Abhishek Sharma, Nitish Reddy, Rahul Tripathi, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Abdul Samad, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pat Cummins (c), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, T Natarajan.

Pitch Report and Expected Weather Conditions

The pitch at the Narendra Modi Stadium generally favors batsmen, with the potential for high scores. However, it can offer some assistance to spinners as the match progresses. The weather is expected to be partly cloudy but warm, with temperatures around 43°C, making for a potentially grueling encounter.

KKR vs SRH Dream11 Prediction

Our KKR vs SRH Dream11 predictions for this match:

Wicketkeeper(s): Heinrich Klaasen

Batter(s): Shreyas Iyer, Travis Head, Rinku Singh

All-rounder(s): Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Abdul Samad

Bowler(s): Mitchell Starc, Varun Chakaravarthy, Pat Cummins, T Natarajan

Recommended Captain: Andre Russell

Recommended Vice-Captain: Shreyas Iyer

KKR vs SRH Match Prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders to win

With their balanced squad and impressive form throughout the season, KKR are favorites to win this match. Their ability to perform under pressure and depth in both batting and bowling gives them an edge over SRH.

KKR vs SRH Toss Prediction: Sunrisers Hyderabad to win the toss and opt to bat

Given the pitch conditions and their strong batting lineup, SRH might choose to set a target, hoping to challenge KKR's chase capabilities.

Player of the Match Prediction: Andre Russell

Andre Russell's all-round capabilities make him a prime candidate for the Player of the Match. His explosive batting in the middle overs and crucial breakthroughs with the ball could be decisive in this high-stakes match.

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Betting Odds

Kolkata Knight Riders odds: 1.75 Sunrisers Hyderabad odds: 2.05

The betting odds favor KKR due to their superior form and recent head-to-head record against SRH. As KKR has been consistent throughout the season, they are seen as likely to carry this form into the playoffs.


Rohit is an experienced cricket writer based in India