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IPL 2020 Match 35 – Sunrisers Hyderabad VS Kolkata Knight Riders Preview

IPL 2020 Match 35 – Sunrisers Hyderabad VS Kolkata Knight Riders Preview

The 35th match of the 2020 Indian Premier League is between two-time IPL winners Kolkata Knight Riders and also 2-time winners Sunrisers Hyderabad. Plenty of world-class players will be on display for both these teams, as they are set to continue their rivalry with another potential blockbuster of a match. Let’s preview this match from a betting perspective, with odds provided by LeoVegas India

Our Top Betting Picks:

  • SRH to win the match @1.96
  • SRH to hit the most sixes @2.50
  • SRH to have the Highest Opening Partnership @1.80
  • Cummins to be KKR’s top wicket-taker @4.00
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Why should I bet on SRH to win this match at 1.96?
SRH gave a decent fight to CSK in their previous match, while KKR struggled with the bat and ball both against MI in their previous match. We expect SRH’s top order to come good in this match, along with their star bowling lineup.
Why should I bet on SRH to hit the most sixes at 2.50?
Those are very attractive odds for this market, as SRH have some key players who can clear the ropes. Warner and Bairstow both can hit huge sixes, as can Manish Pandey at number 3.
Why should I bet on Cummins to be the top bowler for KKR at 4.00?
Pat Cummins is the most expensive player in this season’s IPL, purchased at 15.5 crores. He has been fairly consistent, and compared to the other young quickies in KKR, we expect him to use his experience and take the most wickets in this match.


Both these teams have won 2 titles in the IPL. These sides have played each other 16 times, out of which KKR has managed to win 10 matches, while SRH has won 6 matches. They both won one match each last season as well, meaning it is evenly poised between the two of late. Earlier this season, KKR beat SRH comfortably by 7 wickets.

Team News

SRH lost both their opening 2 matches, and were rock bottom of the table before their clash with Delhi Capitals. However, they regrouped and beat the table toppers with an impressive bowling performance, led by Rashid Khan and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar. They followed that up with another impressive victory of Chennai Super Kings, but faltered against Mumbai Indians. After that they scored 200+ against KXIP for a huge win, before throwing away the game from a winning position against RR. They then lost to a resurgent CSK side by 20 runs in their previous match.

KKR had a nightmare start to the tournament in contrast, being thrashed by Mumbai Indians in their opening game. However, they bounced back very well with impressive victories over Rajasthan Royals Sunrisers. Shubman Gill is back to top form now, but the most encouraging aspect of KKR currently is the brilliant form of their young Indian bowlers- Nagarkoti, Mavi and Varun, which makes them a very balanced side going ahead in the tournament. 

They won their next game against Chennai with a narrow margin after a spirited bowling performance. KKR then clinched a thriller against KXIP by just 2 runs, as captain Dinesh Karthik finally produced the goods to take his team home. However, KKR were hammered by 82 runs against RCB, and followed that up with another crushing defeat against Mumbai Indians.

Betting Preview, Picks And Prediction

To Win The Match

KKR are favourites to win this match at 1.84. This is probably because of their superior head to head record as well as the fact that they beat SRH last time around this season. SRH are 1.96 to win this match, as both these teams have lost their last two matches each.

Top Team Batsman

SRH captain David Warner is unsurprisingly the favourite to be their top batsman in this match with odds of 3.00. His opening partner Johnny Bairstow has odds of 3.50, while the dependable Kane Williamson has odds of 5.00. The consistent Manish Pandey has odds of 4.50, which is an attractive bet.  

Youngster Shubman Gill is again the favourite to be KKR’s top scorer in this match, as he is widely considered to be their most consistent batsman and played a brilliant innings in a couple of matches, and has odds of 3.60. Rahul Tripathi is now the second favourite at 5.00 to be the top scorer. England captain Morgan and fellow middle-order batsman Nitish Rana both have odds of 5.00. 

Highest Opening Partnership

SRH are favourites at 1.80 to have the highest opening partnership in this match, as they are widely considered to have the best opening pair in the tournament, in Warner and Bairstow. An explosive start could be a game-changer in this match, and these two have given SRH plenty of brilliant starts this season.

Top Team Bowler

The most expensive purchase at this season’s auction, Pat Cummins is the favourite to be the top bowler from KKR at 4.00, followed by Shivam Mavi at 4.50 and Sunil Narine at 4.50.

Rashid Khan is unsurprisingly SRH’s favourite to be the top team bowler at 2.62, followed by Natarajan at 5.00 and Khaleel at 4.50.

Total Runs In The Match

Odds of there being under 333.5 runs in this match are 1.67, as per LeoVegas. This seems highly achievable as both these teams have very impressive and economical bowling attacks, and have often won matches by restricting teams to low totals.

Individual Player Betting

  • Jonny Bairstow to score more than 24.5 runs has odds of 1.83 , which is a tempting bet as he would like to bounce back with a solid innings. Shubman Gill to score more than 23.5 runs also has odds of 1.87, which is also a tempting bet as he would like to continue his current form.
  • KKR to hit the most sixes has odds of 1.75, which is understandable as they have several players who can clear the ropes. Rana, Narine, Russel, Cummins and Morgan, all are known for their big hits. SRH to hit the most sixes has odds of 2.50, which are very attractive odds, especially if their openers get firing.
  • Rashid Khan to take 2 or more wickets has odds of 2.00 which is a given with his form, while Cummins to take 2 or more wickets has odds of 2.30, which is attractive as he can snap up death-over wickets.

Our Top Betting Picks

  • SRH to win the match @1.96
  • SRH to hit the most sixes @2.50
  • SRH to have the Highest Opening Partnership @1.80
  • Cummins to be KKR’s top wicket-taker @4.00

Dream 11 Preview

Our Dream XI team for this match is top-heavy with 2 wicket-keepers, 4 batsmen, 2 all-rounders and 3 bowlers.

Wicket Keeper – Bairstow and Karthik

Jonny Bairstow has been in sublime form of late for SRH, including a 97 recently which established him as a premium opener in this tournament. While captain Karthik has shown his class in recent matches, and can contribute some important runs.


Firstly we have included David Warner, as he is a premium batsman and the favourite to be the top scorer for SRH. We then have the 3rd favourite from SRH as well, Manish Pandey. We also have 2 of KKR’s 3 favourites to be the top batsmen, with Rana and Tripathi to complete our batting lineup.


Abhishek Sharma and Andre Russell are 2 bowling-allrounders who can destroy bowling attacks with the bat as well. Adding both of them gives us a lot of balance.


Our bowling line-up is led by Rashid Khan (2.62 to be SRH’s top bowler), who is in exceptional form. We also have the most expensive IPL player in Pat Cummins, along with Khaleel Ahmed.

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Akshay Malhotra

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