KKR and SRH will lock horns in the second game of the IPL 2019. As both the league winners meet at the Eden Gardens, let’s take a look at their head to head statistics.
The eleventh season of the Indian Premier League began last night. Even when the pitch played the devil, there couldn’t be a more satisfying victory for Chennai Super Kings as they defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 7 wickets on the opening night.
It was the night of the veterans, as Dhoni’s impressive decisions as captain and Harbhajan turning back the years with his web of spin orchestrated the win for the host side.
While the opening game remained a one-sided affair, we have a significant competitive game to look forward to later today.
Two-time IPL winners Kolkata Knight Riders will open their campaign against Sunrisers Hyderabad at Eden Gardens in the first game on Sunday. Let’s take a look at how both teams fared against each other in the past:
KKR vs SRH – Head to Head:
David Warner will be the biggest focus in the game as he makes a comeback to the SRH franchise after a one-year ban, following the ball-tampering scandal.
The Aussie opener led the side to its first-ever IPL title in 2016, and steered them into the semifinals a year later. Last year, SRH came painfully close to winning the title, but Dhoni’s CSK wrote a fairytale ending to lift the trophy.
The side also parted ways with Shikhar Dhawan, but signed the likes of Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz Nadeem and Abhishek Sharma.
KKR, meanwhile, acquired the services of Carlos Braithwaite earlier this year. With the firepower of Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn and Andre Russell, we’re in for a highly competitive game.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at the head to head stats between the two.
- Total number of matches played: 15
- Matches won by KKR: 9
- Matches won by SRH: 6
- No Results: 0
- Matches played in Kolkata: 7 (KKR – 5, SRH – 2)
- Matches played in Hyderabad: 5 (SRH – 2, KKR – 3)
- Matches played on neutral venues: 3 (KKR – 1, SRH – 2)
- Most player appearances: Shikhar Dhawan (SRH*), Sunil Narine (KKR) – 14
- Most wickets: Bhuvneshwar Kumar (SRH) – 17
- Most runs: Robin Uthappa (KKR) – 391
How Twitter reacted..
The D-Day is here.
KKR vs SRH.
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) March 24, 2019
David Warner for SRH in IPL
2014 – 528 runs @ 48
2015 – 562 runs @ 43.23
2016 – 848 runs @ 60.57
2017 – 641 runs @ 58.27
Overall 2579 runs @ 52.63 in 59 innings (1*100, 26*50)
the most consistent batsman of IPL history@davidwarner31 #IPL12
— JSK (@imjsk27) March 19, 2019
Make sure they practice hard. Thanks for the support. KKR Hai Taiyyar!! https://t.co/Nk43qc5en2
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) March 22, 2019
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) March 23, 2019
Kolkata skipper- Dinesh Karthik spoke to the press about his squad’s injury concerns and bench-strength as they prepare to take on Hyderabad at their home den Eden Gardens. pic.twitter.com/a3rSWZsrvz
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) March 23, 2019
The match is scheduled to begin at 4 PM at Eden Gardens.