2017 IPL fourteenth Match: Kolkata Knight Riders VS. Sunrisers Hyderabad

The IPL fever is on its zenith as the much-awaited tournament has commenced. As of now, 7 matches of the 10th season of the Indian Premier League have been played. The defending champions of this season, Sunrisers Hyderabad are playing outstanding and are at the first spot on the points table. While other fine teams of the previous season are struggling, Sunrisers are all in form. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders have shown quite a nice performance as well as they are placed at the second spot on the standings. The 14th match of 2017 IPL will be played between these two teams in Eden Gardens, Kolkata on 15 April 2017. Who will win this match? We will find out here!

Kolkata Knight Riders: Set to Compete

Speaking of the performance of Kolkata Knight Riders, they played brilliantly against Gujarat Lions in their very first match and won by 10 wickets. Chasing 183 runs wasn’t definitely an easy task, but KKR know how to do the impossible. This was the highest score ever to be chased by a team in a Twenty-20 match. While KKR played outstanding in this match, they stumbled a little in their second match against Mumbai Indians and lost by 4 wickets. Well, now it’s time to have a look at the squad and overall team rating of KKR.

Kolkata Knight Riders: The Squad
SR No. Name of the Player Player Rating
1 Gautam Gambhir (Leading Run-Scorer of Kolkata Knight Riders, so far) 8.5/10
2 Chris Lynn 7.5/10
3 Manish Pandey 8/10
4 Robin Uthappa (Wicket Keeper) 7/10
5 Suryakumar Yadav 8/10
6 Yusuf Pathan 6/10
7 Ankit Rajpoot 8.5/10
8 Kuldeep Yadav 7/10
9 Chris Woakes 7/10
10 Trent Boult 8/10
11 Sunil Narine (Leading Wicket-Taker of Kolkata Knight Riders, so far) 8.5/10
Total Overall Team Rating 8/10

Sunrisers Hyderabad: All in Form

There were many speculations about the performance of Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 10. The defending champions were being looked upon by everyone whether they would perform well this time as well or not. Living up to the expectations of their fans and supporters, Sunrisers have done amazing job in its first two matches, winning them both. The team is placed on the top position of the Points Table. Here is the rating of the squad members of Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Sunrisers Hyderabad: The Squad
SR No. Name of the Player Player Rating
1 David Warner (Captain) 9/10
2 Moises Henriques 8/10
3 Shikhar Dhawan 7.5/10
4 Yuvraj Singh 9/10
5 Ben Cutting(Longest Six of the tournament in 2016 IPL) 8/10
6 Naman Ojha (Wicket Keeper) 8/10
7 Deepak Hooda 7/10
8 Bipul Sharma 7/10
9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Winner of Purple Cap in 2016 IPL) 8.5/10
10 Ashish Nehra 8.5/10
11 Rashid Khan 9/10
Total Overall Team Rating 8.5/10

Comparing the performances of both the teams in IPL 10 so far, Sunrisers Hyderabad seem to be packed with power and is all in form. Hyderabad has won both the matches it played and is currently on the top spot of the Points Table with a net run rate of +2.100. Whereas, Kolkata Knight Riders won its first match but lost the second one. Therefore, analyzing the performances and overall team rating, Sunrisers Hyderabad is quite likely to win this particular match.