Kolkata vs Hyderabad: Eoin Morgan-led Kolkata Knight Riders and Kane Williamson-led Sunrisers Hyderabad will face each other in the second match of Super Sunday. This match will be played in Dubai from 7.30 pm. It will be a do or die fight for KKR. A win in this match will take KKR a step further in the race for the playoffs, but a defeat will destroy all chances of qualifying for the playoffs. At the same time, the Hyderabad team, which has already been out of the playoffs, will now try its best to spoil the game of KKR.
Kolkata leads head to head (Kolkata vs Hyderabad head to head)
In the head to head between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad, Eoin Morgan’s team has a lot of upper hand. A total of 20 matches have been played between the two teams in IPL so far. During this, KKR has won 13 matches. Whereas Hyderabad team has won only seven matches.
KKR got the win in the first half
When these two teams came face to face in the first half of IPL 2021, Eoin Morgan’s team won. Right-handed explosive batsman Nitish Rana was the hero of KKR’s victory in that match. He played an innings of 80 runs in 56 balls. Kolkata had scored 187 runs in that match while playing first. In reply, Hyderabad team could score only 177 runs. KKR won the match by 10 runs.
Kolkata has the upper hand
In this match, Kolkata Knight Riders has the upper hand. KKR’s team has many inform and star players like Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarthy. At the same time, the team of Hyderabad is completely dependent on captain Kane Williamson. The middle order of the team is completely young and weak.