SRH vs KKR Weather Forecast And Pitch Report, IPL 2022, Match 25, SRH vs KKR. SunRisers Hyderabad, 8th placed will take on 2nd placed Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) in match number 25 of IPL 2022 on Friday (April 15) at Brabourne Stadium at 7:30 pm.
SunRisers Hyderabad would go into the 25th game of IPL 2022 against Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) with mixed feelings. They won their last match against the Gujarat Titans, but their key bowler spinner Washington Sundar has suffered an injury which is a massive blow for the side. Kolkata Knight Riders lost against the Delhi Capitals by a huge margin in the last game and need to get their form back.
The last two seasons have seen the Kolkata Knight Riders win all four games between the two teams. This would add to their confidence as the side has good firepower with the bat. SRH lacks bench strength, especially with the lower middle order and the side would have to punch above its weight in this game with depleted resources.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, SRH’s pace spearhead continues to struggle, and the side would like to see him do well as he opens the bowling with Protea pacer Marco Jansen. Spinner Washington Sundar’s injury came at the wrong time as he was having a great IPL 2022 season. Spinner Shreyas Gopal is likely to come in for this game and he will have to bowl good spells in the middle overs with pacers Umran Malik and T Natarajan.
Ajinkya Rahane has struggled, and he is likely to make way for Australia’s limited-overs skipper Aaron Finch who will open the batting with Venkatesh Iyer. KKR has one of the most dangerous lower-middle orders and the side would expect big hits from Sam Billings, Andre Russell, and Sunil Narine in this game. Their bowlers would have to come out of the shocking performance in the last game and tight spells would be needed from Umesh Yadav and youngster Rasikh Salam.
Sunil Narine has looked good, but the side would expect a good spell of bowling from Varun Chakravarthy who hasn’t delivered yet in the tournament. Andre Russell and Venkatesh Iyer will have a very important role to play as Pat Cummins may not play in this game despite scoring the joint quickest 50 against Mumbai in a winning cause as he has been too expensive with the ball in hand.
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 Hyderabad 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 Weather Forecast And Pitch Report, IPL 2022, Match 25, SRH vs KKR
The temperature on April 15 will be around 31-27 degrees Celcius. Chances of precipitation are 10% while humidity will be 71% according to weather.com.
Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai is one of the best batting surfaces in the country. The ball comes onto the bat nicely and this allows batsmen to play their strokes freely. There is nothing on this wicket for the fast bowlers and they have little margin of error. Spinners have enjoyed better records as there is some turn-on offer.
We have seen big scores being made at this venue this season. The wicket has been flat and this allows batsmen to have a go at the bowlers right from the start. Hence, the side winning the toss would like to take advantage of the conditions by opting to bat first in this game.