SRH vs KKR, IPL 2021 Match Prediction: Who Will Win Today’s IPL Match?

Match Preview – SRH vs KKR

Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders will lock horns against each other in the Match 3 of IPL 2021. Both the teams will look forward to starting on a winning note. SRH will be led by David Warner who will be assisted by power-hitters in the form of Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow. Hence, the top-order batsmen can set the momentum with their fearless brand of cricket.

Englishman Eoin Morgan will discharge his duties as the skipper for Kolkata Knight Riders. The franchise comprises several T20 specialist cricketers who are a vital cog in the team’s machinery. The experienced heavyweights like Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, and Shakib Al Hasan are potential match-winners for the team.

Before we look at who might SRH vs KKR today IPL Match Prediction, here’s a look at what can be expected from the fixture.

 

What to Expect – Pitch and Ground Conditions?

Pitch at Chepauk usually assists spinners
The pitch at Chepauk usually assists spinners (Image Source: BCCI)

Over the years, the Chepauk stadium is known for its spin-friendly pitch. Due to the dry nature of the surface, it is but natural that dew does not affect the course of the match. In the opening MI vs RCB encounter at the same ground, it was the slow nature of the wicket that made 160 as a defendable total. Hence, sow bowlers including Rashid Khan and Varun Chakravarthy may play a decisive role to help their respective teams cross the winning mark.

 

SRH vs KKR Head to Head record in IPL| H2H IPL stats

Matches: 19

KKR Won: 12

SRH won: 7

NR: 0

The Kolkata-based outfit has registered 12 wins as compared to their counterparts who have won 7 matches in 19 encounters so far. While the SRH looks well-balanced with a wide array of experienced and young cricketing dynamos, the KKR has a set of blistering T20 specialists from top to bottom. Hence, both teams must use their troops in the right manner to bag the 2 major points.

 

Players to Watch out for in SRH vs KKR IPL match

Bhuvneshwar Kumar IPL 2021
Bhuvneshwar Kumar will yet again lead the SRH bowling attack in IPL 2021

As far as the batting unit of the KKR is concerned, the top-order vintage hitters like Shubhman Gill and the skipper Eoin Morgan will look forward to dominating the bowling artilleries of the opposition in all way possible. The bowling department will be spearheaded by the paceman Pat Cummins. They are expected to take advantage of the pitch conditions and their profound skillset.

Speaking about the SRH batting unit, the duo in the form of David Warner and Jonny Bairstow are known for their hard-hitting skills to transfer the pressure on the opposition team. Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and the young gun T Natarajan will lead the bowling brigade with vigor.

 

SRH vs KKR Today Match Prediction – Who will win today’s IPL match?

KKR IPL XI
KKR rely heavily upon Russell-Narine for their all-round abilities

With the head-to-head battleground going in favor of KKR, the SRH will need to assess all their erstwhile wrong moves before stepping onto the field. The two-time titleholder will need to put all the pieces in the puzzle rightfully in order to thump down the Hyderabad-based team. Looking at the composition of both the teams, KKR will go in as favorites to win today’s IPL match against SRH.