2018 Indian Premier League (IPL): Qualifier 2 - Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

May 25th 2018, 11:13am, By: admin

It is time for the second qualifier in the Indian Premier League, as we are left with three teams in the race for the title. The Kolkata Knight Riders will take on the Sunrisers Hyderabad at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Friday, May 25th. The winner will go on to play Chennai Super Kings in the final on Sunday.

 

2018 Indian Premier League Qualifier 2 Betting Tips

So far this season

The Knight Riders finished their group engagements with 16 points and a third place. They defeated Rajasthan Royals in the eliminator at the same venue by 25-runs. The Sunrisers were table toppers in the regular season with 18 points from 14 games. They lost a thrilling first qualifier to Chennai Super Kings by two-wickets.

The sides shared the spoils in the regular season with each team winning away from home. In the first of those matches in Kolkata, the Sunrisers won a low-scoring encounter by five-wickets. Batting first, Kolkata could only score 138/8 as they faltered Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3/26). Chris Lynn with 49 off 34 balls played the lone hand. The chase was anchored by Kane Williamson’s 50 off 44 as the Sunrisers weather a 2/17 spell from Sunil Narine to score 139/5 in 19 overs.

The reverse fixture in Hyderabad was a high-scoring affair that the Knight Riders won by five-wickets. Shikhar Dhawan’s 50 off 39 and quick 30s from Shreevats Goswami and Kane Williamson helped Hyderabad to 172/9. They were held in their tracks by Prasidh Krishna’s 4/30. Lynn once again starred with 55 off 43 and the Knight Riders scored 173/5 to win in the final over.

 

Key players

Andre Russell (313 runs @ SR 190.85, 13 wickets @ ER 9.39) is an excellent presence for the hosts. His ability to change gears with the bat effectively and easily has won them the eliminator and another virtuoso performance will knock the Sunrisers out.

Like he has done all season, Rashid Khan (18 wickets, ER 6.91) has given the much-needed control in the middle overs and has picked up crucial wickets at regular intervals. He once again looms as their key player.

 

Stats

- Sunrisers have lost four matches in a row.
- Knight Riders have won four matches in a row.
- Knight Riders have won five of their six matches against the Sunrisers in Kolkata, with their lone loss coming this season.
- Sunrisers have scored the highest score in first six overs in eight of their 15 matches this season.

 

Betting Tips

The strong home form of Knight Riders makes them favourites to win this encounter. Back Kolkata Knight Riders to win the match.

Williamson’s consistent runs are a constant facet of the Surisers’ campaign this year. Back him to score a fifty.


 

TIPS

Sandown, Warwick Farm & Belmont Racing Tips for Wednesday, July 18th

Midweek racing comes to us from Sandown Lakeside, Warwick Farm and Belmont this Wednesday, July 17th. We've picked out our most confident selections from each track right here! read more

2018 PGA: The Open Championship Betting Tips

The Open Championship will get underway this Thursday from Carnoustie Links in Scotland and promises to be an exciting tournament. We provide some of our best value tips for the 147th British Open here! read more

2018 AFL: Round 18 St Kilda vs Richmond Preview & Betting Tips

The Saints and Tigers will get Round 18 of the AFL underway this Friday night! Can the Saints cause another big upset like they did at Etihad Stadium last year or will the Tigers bounce back? Preview and tips for the game from PuntingInDanger here! read more

2017-18 Rugby Sevens World Cup Preview & Betting Tips

The 2018 Rugby Sevens series concludes this weekend with the World Cup in San Francisco! Our resident rugby tipster matta91 is back to take a look at the tournament in full and give his betting tips here read more

ARTICLES

Best Australian Sports Betting Sites

The best Australian sports betting sites insures safe and successful online betting for punters as well as offering the best betting options in Australia. read more


How Does Spread Betting Work?

Spread betting has finally made it's way to Australia through new betting agency Pointsbet, we give you a quick guide to spread betting here. read more


How to Bet on eSports in Australia

With the phenomenon of eSports finally starting to take off in Australia, we thought we'd give you a quick 'how to' guide on betting on eSports in Australia! read more


Tips for Taking Advantage of NBA Player Performance Betting

Most Australian bookmakers now offer player prop markets in the NBA, you can take advantage of a few factors that we take a closer look at in our Tips for NBA Player Performance Betting read more


BLOGS

2018-19 WBBL04 Fixture Announced!

Some big changes will take place in the 4th edition of the Women's Big Bash League set to kick off in December! See more info and the full fixture for WBBL04 here! read more


2018 Brownlow Vote Predictions Round 17

Round 17 of the 2018 AFL season saw plenty of upsets which bodes well for a few Brownlow contenders from the lower teams to grab some votes. Here's our Brownlow vote predictions for Round 17! read more


2018 Brownlow Medal Predictions & Leaderboard

2018 Brownlow Medal predictions are here as our AFL tipping experts offer round-by-round Brownlow votes, rolling leaderboard and vote trackers for the 2018 AFL season. read more


2018 Brownlow Vote Predictions Round 16

Round 16 of the 2018 AFL season is done and dusted, and once again the Brownlow Medal leaderboard has tightened at the top! Check out our Brownlow vote predictions for Round 16 here! read more


Unibet Streak