Match Result – KKR win by 8 wickets (12 balls remaining)
Sunrisers Hyderabad 142/4 (20 overs)
Kolkata Knight Riders 145/3 (19 overs)
Man of the match – Shubman Gill (KKR)
Top Batsman – 70*, Shubman Gill (KKR)
Top Bowler – 1/19, Pat Cummings (KKR)
Top KKR Batsman – 70*, Shubman Gill
Top KKR Bowler – 11/19, Pat Cummings
Top SRH Batsman – 51, Manish Pandey
Top SRH Bowler – 1/25 Rashid Khan
Total boundaries – 22
Total sixes – 8
Betway Boundary offer activated? Yes, the game finished with a 4 for Eoin Morgan
This match sees two of the more unfancied teams, in the eyes of the bookmakers, go head to head in their second game of the tournament. KKR are the outsiders to win the IPL 2020 at odds of 8/1. SRH are the second bottom in the betting at 15/2 (You can see the latest IPL winners odds here).
The odds are tight for this game but we have found some good value for our betting tips on this match.
Latest Odds & Form
To win the match odds*
- Kolkata Knight Riders 19/20
- Sun Risers Hyderabad 8/11
We were a little surprised to see the Sunrisers at odds on as we were expecting to have both of the teams at very similar odds.
Kolkata Knight Riders form
On Wednesday KKR kicked off their IPL 2020 campaign with a poor performance against the favourites, Mumbai Indians. The Indians went into bat first and an inspired Rohit Sharma hit 80 from 54 balls. (Full match stats for KKR v MI here).
He was well supported by Yadav, with 47, and the next 3 batsmen in all got to double figures with some quick-fire runs. The Indians finished on 195/5 from their 20 over. Shivam Mavi was the pick of the KKR bowlers with 2 wickets, Narine also performed well with 1 wicket and a 5.5 economy.
In reply, KKR never really got going. A steady flow of wickets stopped anyone building a score. They finished on 146/9. The 33 from Cummings from 12 balls towards the end was the only thing that made that score even close to being respectable.
Top batsman so far – Pat Cumings 33 runs
Top bowler so far – Shivam Mavi 2 wickets
Sunrisers Hyderabad form
SRH also kicked off their campaign with a loss, to Chennai Super Kings. It was the excellence of Chahal that caused them all the problems!
The Challengers batted first and put on a reasonable 163/5. They gained suns at a respectable rate and lost a few wickets. No player really had an explosive inning but the wickets did not come quickly enough. Of the five wickets, two were run-outs with no bowler taking more than one wicket.
With the bat, the Sunrsiers started well and we thought they looked comfortable heading towards a win. Warner was out early but Bairstow – 61 & Pandey – 34, set them well on their way. Then came the collapse! The last 7 players at the crease all failed to get to double figures and had two ducks. Chahal finished with 3/18 from his 4 overs – impressive stats.
Top batsman so far – Jonny Bairstow 61
Top bowler so far – Abhishek Sharma 1
Top team batsman odds*
Who will be the top batsman for the team?
CSK Batsmen latest odds
- S Gill 100/30
- E Morgan 7/2
- N Rana 7/2
- T Banton 7/2
- D Karthik 4/1
- A Russell 9/2
- S Narine 9/2
KKR will be hoping to have Banton and Russell back in the batting line up for this one!
SRH top batsman odds
- D Warner 7/4
- J Bairstow 9/4
- K Williamson 3/1
- M Pandey 4/1
- S Yadav 6/1
- S Goswami 6/1
- V Shankar 6/1
- V Sing 6/1
There could be some value here backing Warner, Bairstow and one other once we have seen the team. In this batting line up, they seem to be the most likely candidates to get a big score.
To hit a six odds*
- S Gill 5/4
- D Warner 4/9
- J Bairstow 4/7
- E Morgan 8/11
Lower odds than we have seen on other matches but this is still an interesting market for us.
*Odds were correct at the time of writing and subject to change at any time. Check the bookmaker’s site for the latest odds.
Tip 1 – bet365 – Bairstow over 0.5 Sixes 4/7
This is lower odds than we usually like to go with but Bairstow is a man on fire. His performances in the England bubbler were excellent and he’s started the IPL2020 like a man on a mission!
Tip 2 – Betway – Kolkata Knight Riders win 19/20
I know they are not the favourites but I feel I’ve seen enough from them to get the win here. I am hoping to see Tom Banton return to the lineup. A player who really is a rising star of T20 cricket around the world.
Tip 3 – Betway – Banton top KKR batsman 4/1 – If starts
We will be waiting to see the line ups before backing this bet. We want to be sure Banton is playing first! What a player and what odds. Banton lit up the Big Bash League in Australia then had a good summer with the England team. We are expecting him to shine on the UAE pitches.