In Match 61 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will be up against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Friday.

With five wins out of 12 matches, the Knight Riders are positioned at the seventh spot in the points table. Similarly, Sunrisers are right above KKR at the sixth place with five triumphs out of 11 fixtures.

Pitch report:

Nine of the 12 games in Pune have been won by teams batting first, and a similar trend might take place in this encounter as well. KKR have won seven of their eight matches at this venue, while SRH have only won once in their five matches here.

Head-to-head record:

Played: 22| KKR won: 14 | SRH won: 8 | No result: 0

Probable XIs:

Kolkata Knight Riders: Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer(c), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Sheldon Jackson/Sam Billings(w), Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Varun Chakaravarthy

SunRisers Hyderabad: Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson(c), Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran(w), Shashank Singh, Washington Sundar, T Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Umran Malik

Match Prediction:

Case 1:

KKR wins the toss and bats first
Powerplay score: 40-45
SRH total: 160-170

Case 2:

SRH wins the toss and bats first
Powerplay score: 45-55
KKR total: 165-175

Team batting first to win the contest.

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