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IPL 2020 Match 8 – Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Betting Preview

Cricket IPL Betting Tips

The eighth match of the 2020 Indian Premier League is between two teams who have both won the IPL title twice. This is of the few rivalries where KKR has a considerably better record against their opponents, and would like to bounce back after a poor defeat against MI. SRH also lost their first match to RCC, so both these teams would be looking to get off the mark with their first win of the season. Let’s preview this match from a betting perspective, with odds provided by Bet 365.  

Our Top Betting Picks:
– SRH to win the match @1.80
– KKR to hit the most sixes @1.90
– More than 10.5 sixes in the match @1.72
– SRH Highest Opening Partnership @1.66
– Rashid Khan to be KKR’s top wicket taker @3.00

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History

Both these teams have won 2 titles in the IPL. These sides have played each other 15 times, out of which KKR has managed to win 9 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.

Team News

Sunrisers Hyderabad will be looking to welcome all their main players back from the recently concluded ODI series in England between Australia and England. The devastating opening pair of Warner and Bairstow followed by Williamson at number 3 is enough to create fear in the hearts of the opposition. The bowling will be led by Rashid Khan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Mohamed Nabi could make a comeback as changes will be made to bounce back from the disappointing defeat to RCB.

KKR had a torrid time against Mumbai Indians, failing with the bat as well as the ball. Andre Russel would want to improve his form and get back to his very best. Tom Banton and Lockie Ferguson might be drafted in the playing 11 to freshen things up.

Betting Preview, Picks And Prediction

To Win The Match

Sunrisers Hyderabad are the favourites to win this match with odds of 1.80 as per Bet 365. They lost to RCB where their bowling really took a beating from AB Devilliers, but with Williamson back in the side, they would be looking to bounce back. KKR to win has odds of 2.00, as per Bet 365, which is not surprising as they were all over the place against MI in their first game.

Top Team Batsman

SRH captain David Warner is unsurprisingly the favourite to be their top batsman in this match with odds of 3.25. His opening partner Johnny Bairstow has odds of 3.50, while the dependable Kane Williamson has odds of 3.75.  

Youngster Shubman Gill is the favourite to be KKR’s top scorer in this match, as he is widely considered to be their most consistent batsman and has odds of 4.50. England captain Morgan and danger man Andre Russel have odds of 5.00 each.

Highest Opening Partnership

SRH are favourites at 1.66 to have the highest opening partnership in this match, which is not surprising as they are widely considered to have the best opening pair in the league in Warner and Bairstow.

Top Team Bowler

Overseas stars Pat Cummins (3.75) and Rashid Khan (3.00) are the favourites to be the top team bowlers of their respective teams, as per Bet 365.

Total Runs In The Match

Odds of there being more than 320.5 runs in this match are 1.83, as per Bet 365. SRH are definitely expected to post big scores, and with KKR also boasting of a very deep batting lineup, proved by Pat Cummins’ blast in the unsuccessful run-chase against MI, this is a very winnable bet as both teams are more than capable of getting past the 161 run average mark.

Individual Player Betting

  • David Warner to score more than 28.5 runs has odds of 1.83 , which is again a very attractive bet as he would be looking to bounce back with a big innings. Shubman Gill to score more than 21.5 runs has odds of 1.83 as well, which is a fair shout.
  • Total sixes to be above 10.5 have odds of 1.72, while KKR to hit the most sixes has odds of 1.90, which is likely with the dangerous Andre Russel in their squad.
  • Rashid Khan to take 2 or more wickets has odds of 2.25, while Sunil Narine to take 2 or more wickets has odds of 2.62.  

Our Top Betting Picks

  • SRH to win the match @1.80
  • KKR to hit the most sixes @1.90
  • More than 10.5 sixes in the match @1.72
  • SRH Highest Opening Partnership @1.66
  • Rashid Khan to be KKR’s top wicket taker @3.00
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