The 61st match of IPL 2022 (IPL) will be played between the Kolkata Knight Riders led by Shreyas Air and Kane Williamson’s Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Maharashtra Cricket Ground in Pune. This match will be very important for both teams. If the two-time champion KKR loses today, it will become the third team to come out of the playoff race after the Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, while if Hyderabad has to face defeat, it will also be very late in the race for the playoff that will go Let’s know what the status of both teams is in the schedule dots-
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Kolkata Knight Riders’ chances of making the playoffs are low
The Kolkata Knight Riders have played 12 matches so far this season, in which the team won 5 times, while losing 7 times. KKR ranks eighth in the points table with 10 points. The chances of KKR reaching the playoffs are much lower, but even if the team wins its remaining two matches, it will only be able to reach 14 points, so the team’s access to the playoffs will depend on the performance of the rest of the teams. If Kolkata is defeated today, they will be out of the race for the qualifiers.
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Sunrisers Hyderabad can reach 16 points
Kane Williamson’s Sunrisers Hyderabad have arrived here after losing their last four games. After winning 5 out of 11 matches, this team is above the KKR position i.e. 7th place with 10 points. If Hyderabad wins its remaining three matches, they will reach 16 points after which the matter will be hinged on the net play rate. On the other hand, if KKR beat him today, he would only be able to hit 14 points again.
KKR vs SRH head to head
Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad have played 22 matches in IPL so far, with KKR dominating by winning 14 matches. Given these numbers, it looks like Kolkata could spoil the Hyderabad game today. But this season, when the first confrontation between these two teams occurred, SRH defeated KKR by seven wickets. In such a situation, Kolkata does not want to take Hyderabad down lightly.