SRH vs KKR Match Prediction & Betting Tips - May 04, 2023

SRH vs KKR Match Prediction - May 04, 2023

The Sunrisers Hyderabad will be looking to complete a double over the Kolkata Knight Riders as they host them this week at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. The race for IPL 2023 playoff spots is heating up and both teams will see this as a potential win.

SRH vs KKR head-to-head record

Of the 24 matches that both teams have played against each other, KKR has won 14, while the Sunrisers have won 9.

SRH vs KKR Live-streaming and Broadcast

The match can be streamed live on the Jio Cinema App. Alternatively, fans can catch live action on the Star Sports Network.


SRH vs KKR Team Previews

Sunrisers Hyderabad

After a string of losses, the Sunrisers will be a bit relieved as they managed to get back to winning ways by defeating the Delhi Capitals in a high-scoring encounter. However, there is no room for complacency as the Sunrisers will need plenty of such wins if they want to remain in the race for the top 4.

While the batting has been a big letdown for the team this season, the terrific performance of Abhishek Sharma and Heinrich Klaasen in the previous game will give them something to cheer about.

Harry Brook was demoted to the middle order but that hasn’t improved his performance as he was out for a duck. He did score a scintillating century against KKR in the reverse fixture and will be hoping to put up another good performance here. We never bet against Harry Brook (even though we don't recommend betting on him until he shows signs of good form) because he is just too good a player to not perform for a prolonged stretch of time.

The team has plenty of talented batsmen in the form of Aiden Markram, Mayank Agarwal, and Rahul Tripathi. But they will need to convert it into on-field performance. The lack of runs from Aggarwal and Tripathi is a major concern and causes SRH to quickly fall behind in most games.

The bowling lineup for SRH is not bad but it is certainly not the strongest. Marco Jansen, T Natarajan, and Buvneshwar Kumar are talented but neither of them bowls with any real pace and can be expensive on off-days.

Mayank Markande has been a consistent performer for the team and is the leading wicket-taker for them this season. The spin attack has received a bit of a setback after the departure of Washington Sundar. He was also a valuable player in the field and could certainly bat also.


Sunrisers Hyderabad Playing 11

Mayank Agarwal, Abhishek Sharma, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, Harry Brook, Abdul Samad, Marco Jansen, Mayank Markande, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kartik Tyagi, T Natarajan.

Kolkata Knight Riders

After making a decent start, things have gone mostly downhill for the Knight Riders over the last few weeks. They have lost 5 of their last 6 matches, and have gradually fallen down the points table. With just 5 more matches to go for them including this one, KKR will have to play out of their skins to finish in the top 4.

The Knight Riders do have a good batting line-up as players like Venkatesh Iyer, Nitesh Rana, and Rinku Singh have been pretty consistent. The inclusion of Jason Roy and Rahmanullah Gurbaz further strengthens the top order. However, the all-rounders, Sunil Narine and Andre Russell have failed to make a big impact with the bat.

Similarly, N Jagadeesan, who had a phenomenal domestic season, hasn’t enjoyed the same success here. The bowling too has been a bit of a letdown for the Knight Riders. There is a clear selection dilemma for KKR in this match.

Jason Roy should walk back into the lineup and Rahmanullah Gurbaz has done very well in the previous match too. Could it mean leaving David Wiese or even Sunil Narine out of the team? or Will Gurbaz just have sit out because of the team's balance?

Most of their frontline bowlers are going at over 8.50 runs per over. KKR has given away 179 or more runs in 7 of their 9 matches this season and that has been s major reason for the team’s poor performance.

The seamers have struggled to pick up wickets. Umesh Yadav has just 1 wicket in 8 matches, while Shardul Thakur has 2 from 6. The spinners on the contrary have done a better job. Varun Chakaravarthy is leading the pack with 13 wickets, while Narine and Suyash Sharma have picked up 16 between them.

This is where KKR will challenge SRH the most.


Kolkata Knight Riders Playing 11

Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Jason Roy, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Vaibhav Arora, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy.

SRH vs KKR Toss Prediction

3 of the 4 matches played here have been won by teams batting first. We, therefore, think that the team winning the toss will likely opt to bat first here. The fact that pitches have started to slow up and scores are becoming lower is also something to be taken into consideration.


Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch here is good to bat on and has an average first-inning score of around 170. There will be some swing early on but shouldn’t cause many problems. The surface is a bit dry and the spinners will see some turn as the match progresses.

Anything over 180 will be a bit difficult to chase here. We are likely to see some rain here on Thursday leading to delays or interruptions. 


SRH vs KKR Betting Tips

Both teams have struggled to perform this season and will be pretty desperate to win here. We think that the visitors have a slight edge here thanks to the stronger batting line-up. They also have some quality spinners on the side who will be able to exploit the conditions well.

With Sunil Narine, Suyash Sharma, and Varun Chakravarthy in the lineup, SRH's overseas heavy batting lineup could struggle in this contest.

Bet on the Kolkata Knight Riders to win.


Bonus Cricket Bets

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    Total wickets in the Match

    Over 12.5 (1.70)


The surface at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium isn’t the easiest to bat on. 3 of the 4 matches played here this season have seen over 12.5 wickets fall and we are likely to see a similar outcome in this match. We think SRH's batters could struggle to come to terms with the SRH spinners.

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    Highest Opening Partnership

    Kolkata Knight Riders (1.94)


KKR is likely to start with N Jagadeesan at the top of the order along with Rahmanullah Gurbaz or Jason Roy. In fact, we could even see Roy and Gurbaz open together! They have given the team some decent starts in most occasions. On the other hand, the Sunrisers have struggled to find a stable opening pair. We are therefore backing KKR to put up a higher opening partnership.

  1. Betway


    Varun Chakaravarthy Total Wickets

    Over 1.5 (2.25)


Varun Chakaravarthy is the leading wicket-taker for KKR this season with 13 wickets. He has taken more than 1 wicket in 2 of the last 4 matches and with the slow and gripping pitch on offer, we can expect another good spell from him. The odds being offered are also quite attractive.

Today Match Prediction

Kolkata Knight Riders To Win the Match, 2.02

Bet Tip Here

Who will win SRH vs KKR

Sunrisers Hyderabad 56.05% (315)
Kolkata Knight Riders 43.95% (247)
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