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Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kolkata Knight Riders Preview, Odds and Betting Tips

Our expert tipster has cast their eye over the upcoming match between the Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League, and in a particularly tough game to pick he’s leaning towards a Kolkata win.

Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kolkata Knight Riders

11th April

M.A. Chidambaram Stadium

Live on Sky Sports Cricket

Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kolkata Knight Riders Preview

After a disappointing showing the last two seasons where Kolkata missed out on the play-offs for successive years, a big start will be needed. With Eoin Morgan taking charge as captain for his first full season and a relatively unchanged core from last year after the mini-auction, we expect to see them flying out of the traps, but the Sunrisers will be a tough first outing. Sunrisers Hyderabad just brought in three players during this year’s off-season and are looking like one of the most settled and balanced sides ahead of the season’s start this weekend.

Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kolkata Knight Riders Odds

This game is a coin toss according to our calculations. The win probability for this one is dead-even at 50% each, and either side can be found at 20/23 to take home the win.

Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kolkata Knight Riders Tips

Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the backbone of SRH’s team for a large number of years, but missed out on most of the 2020 season with an injury. He came back after a number of months to face England in a series of T20Is and One Day Internationals. The general consensus is that win or lose this weekend, we can expect a strong performance from the veteran. For that reason, we’re backing him at 11/4 to be the top bowler for the home team. We also fancy the home side to be the winner for match sixes at the price of 5/4.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to be home team’s top bowler – 11/4

Rashid Khan is the 2/1 favourite to come out as top bowler for the SRH, but we think Kumar will be looking to make a statement in the first game of what he hopes will be a full, injury-free season, so we’ve picked him.

Sunrisers Hyderabad to win match sixes – 5/4

We feel good about the hosts’ batsmen this year, and we think with a few big scores they’ll be able to take the match sixes, even if the game is too close to call.


Kolkata Knight Riders Squad

Eoin Morgan (captain), Dinesh Karthik, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Tim Seifert, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Lockie Ferguson, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Sandeep Warrier, Prasidh Krishna, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy, Shakib Al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Harbhajan Singh, Karun Nair, Ben Cutting, Venkatesh Iyer and Pawan Negi.

Sunrisers Hyderabad Squad

 David Warner (captain), Abdul Samad,  Abhishek Sharma, Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar,  Jason Holder, Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi, Priyam Garg, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan, Vijay Shankar, Virat Singh, Wriddhiman Saha, Jagadeesha Suchith, Kedar Jadhav, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Jason Roy

For more betting odds on the 2021 Indian Premier League, head over to the NetBet Cricket page. 

*Odds are subject to change.