Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders Head to Head Records SRH's Head-to-Head Record Against KKR – IPL 2022, Match 25
SRH vs KKR Head To Head Records.

SRH vs KKR Head To Head Records, IPL 2022, Match 25. SunRisers Hyderabad, 8th placed will take on 2nd placed Kolkata Knight Riders in match number 25 of IPL 2022 on Friday (April 15) at Brabourne Stadium at 7:30 pm. Kolkata Knight Riders won the IPL tournament in 2012 and 2014, but could not repeat its success in the following years. However, they managed to reach the finals of last year’s IPL 2021 where they got defeated by CSK.

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SunRisers Hyderabad has performed quite well in IPL in recent years. They have qualified for playoffs in each of the seasons from 2016 to 2020. SRH won the IPL trophy in 2016 and was runners-up in IPL 2018. However, nothing really went well for them last season (IPL 2021) as they suffered one humiliating defeat after another. In fact, they were the first team to get knocked out of the playoff race.

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In IPL 2022, both teams face each other on April 15 at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai and on May 14 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. For SunRisers, it has been a superb return to form after having lost the first two games in a row. It felt as if they were going the 2021 way where they finished last, but skipper Kane Williamson has managed to inspire the team with two superb wins in the last two matches.

The bowling has been good so far for SRH with Umran Malik’s pace, Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s swing, T Natarajan’s accuracy, and Washington Sundar’s variations, and the top 4 in the batting department have also contributed with valuable runs. With the team high on confidence, they would only be looking to maintain the momentum, and make it a hat-trick of wins.

For Kolkata Knight Riders, it has been a bumpy ride so far. They started with a win, then lost their second match. Then had two back-to-back wins, and then again lost one. They haven’t looked settled in terms of the team combination as compared to SRH, who have made very few changes in all 4 matches so far. With the hope for a win, there could be a few changes in the squad for KKR.

Ideally, SunRisers Hyderabad wouldn’t have made any changes in the squad as they had done on the previous two occasions, but with Washington Sundar injured for the next few matches, SunRisers would be forced to make a change. As a like-for-like replacement in the form of a spinner, Shreyas Gopal seems the only good option available for them.

SRH vs KKR Head To Head Records, IPL 2022, Match 25

Kolkata Knight Riders has an upper hand when it comes to the previous record between the two teams in IPL history. The two sides have met in 21 IPL matches of which 14 have been won by Kolkata, while Hyderabad has won the remaining 7.

David Warner, the former SunRisers Hyderabad skipper has scored the most runs (619) in the IPL matches between these two sides, followed by Manish Pandey (438) and current SRH skipper Kane Williamson (426). David Warner smashed a magnificent century against KKR in IPL 2017.

David Warner
David Warner (Image Credit: Twitter)

Among the bowlers, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has picked up the most wickets (20), followed by Rashid Khan (12) and Shakib Al Hasan and Umesh Yadav who have picked 11 wickets each.

Hyderabad and Kolkata last faced each other in the 49th match of last season IPL 2021 in Dubai. SRH batted first and posted only 115/8 on board in 20 overs with pacer Tim Southee, spinner Varun Chakravarthy, and pacer Shivam Mavi all taking two wickets each.

Opener Shubman Gill smashed a fifty but KKR struggled to reach the target as they completed the match in 19.4 overs to win the game by six wickets.

Tim Southee
Tim Southee (Image Source: Twitter)

In the last 5 matches, Kolkata Knight Riders have won 4 matches, while Sunrisers Hyderabad has only won 1 match. In IPL 2020, the match between the two sides went into the Super Over.

Then Kolkata pacer Lockie Ferguson bowled an exceptional Super Over to lead Kolkata Knight Riders to a thrilling win against Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2020. Kolkata scored 163 for five with Shubman Gill top-scoring with his 36-run knock while T Natarajan took two wickets for Hyderabad.

The Hyderabad side ended at 163 for six with David Warner staying unbeaten on 47. Lockie Ferguson then took two wickets in the Super Over and conceded only 2 runs. Kolkata easily scored the required three runs to complete the win.