Given how things stand in Pepsi IPL 2014, Match 54 – which features the Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad – promises to be a huge contest.
KKR have 16 points from 13 matches and are already through to the Playoffs. But they have a huge motivation to go ahead and win this match; two points from this match, and a convincing win, will propel them to the top two in the standings, which will give them a second dash at qualifying for the Final.
For Sunrisers Hyderabad, the road ahead is pretty straightforward – win to stay in the race to the Playoffs. SRH are coming on the back of two fantastic victories; they successfully chased down 161 against Royal Challengers Bangalore and followed it up by overhauling the Chennai Super Kings by scoring 189 in a run-chase.
What our expert think about the game? Read on...
Chennai have won as predicted by our experts and with the the top two teams of the play-offs are decided. But as far as bottom two teams are concern, KKR is already qualified but he is fighting for their spot in this game against the Hyderabad, whereas Royals, SRH and Mumbai Indians are fighting to confirm their seats in the play-offs.
Do and die situation for Sunrisers Hydrabad and if they loose they will be out but if they will win, last game of this season between MI and Royals are going to be an interesting contest.
Knight Riders who has qualified for the play-offs with six straight win is the favorites in the game. But then Sunrisers are not playing badly either, they have played some very good cricket in the last few games, especially against the CSK couple of days back and if they want to win today's contest they have to play just like that.
We have decided to go with Kolkata Knight Riders in this match because of the reason that, they have very good bowling attack, their batsmen are performing good and they are playing at their home turf.
RESULT 54th match - Kolkata Knight Riders v Sunrisers Hyderabad, May 24, 2014
Kolkata Knight Riders55%
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