Kolkata Knight Riders will eye victory to boost their playoff hopes when they take on bottom-placed Sunrisers Hyderabad in an Indian Premier League 2021 clash at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai on Sunday.
KKR has 10 points from 12 games and will look to clinch two victories from the two remaining games in order to make the playoffs. In their last game against Punjab Kings, KKR lost by five wickets despite another impressive performance from all-rounder Venkatesh Iyer.
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KKR had started well with the bat against Punjab, Iyer score 67, but the middle order failed to make it count. While KL Rahul’s 67 helped Punjab seal victory by five wickets. Varun Chakravarthy chipped in with figures of 2/24 for KKR.
For Sunrisers Hyderabad, playoff hopes have long been over. The Kane Williamson-led side has won just two of its 11 matches this season, losing the other nine.
In their last match, SRH slipped to a six-wicket defeat at the hands of table-toppers Chennai Super Kings (CSK). SRH struggled with the bat and could only manage 134/7 batting first. In response, CSK chased down the target with six wickets to spare despite a disciplined showing by SRH bowlers.
The aim for SRH at this stage would be to try and win all their three remaining games in order to avoid the wooden spoon.
However, recent performances wouldn’t inspire a lot of hope among SRH fans and the team will have to make significant improvements.
While this match will be of little consequence for SRH, KKR will need to win and will push with all their strength to secure the 2 points.