Preview: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders – Match 47 of the 2023 Indian Premier League
Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders are set to clash on Thursday evening in match 47 of the 2023 Indian Premier League. With both teams having disappointing seasons and currently placed eighth and ninth respectively, this match is crucial for them to stay in the race for the playoffs. The game will take place at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad, starting at 19:30 local time.
Sunrisers Hyderabad, after three successive defeats, have regained their winning momentum and will be looking to continue their form with back-to-back wins. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders have struggled for consistency throughout the competition and were convincingly defeated in their last match. However, they will see this match as an opportunity to get a much-needed win against a lower-ranked team.
As the two teams gear up to face each other, it will be interesting to see how they approach the game and which team emerges victorious.
SRH vs KKR Match Toss Prediction
Our prediction is that both captains would prefer to field first, as the team batting second has won over 55% of IPL games played at this venue.
SRH vs KKR Pitch Report
At Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, the highest score in an IPL match is 231-2, suggesting that the batters may relish playing on this pitch. Additionally, the surface is expected to provide some pace for the bowlers.
In terms of the win percentage, the chasing team has won 38 out of 68 IPL matches played on this ground, while the remaining 30 have been won by the team batting first. However, in this season so far, three out of four matches have been won by the team batting first, as the ball tends to grip well in the second half of the game under the lights.
Hyderabad Weather Report
Although there is a forecast of rain earlier in the day, the weather conditions are expected to clear up by the time the game starts. The conditions are expected to be cloudy with high humidity levels.
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