IPL 2024 Match 71, Playoffs | KKR vs SRH | Fantasy Tips, Prediction & Preview

Kolkata Knight Riders will lock horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad in match 71 (Playoffs) of IPL 2024. KKR have won three matches out of their last five matches played and are in good touch throughout the season. Meanwhile, SRH ended their IPL 2024 group stage campaign with eight wins and five losses. 

IPL 2024 Match 71, Playoffs | KKR vs SRH | Fantasy Tips, Prediction & Preview
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The top-placed Kolkata Knight Riders only lost three matches in IPL 2024 as of now and were able to win nine matches. With that, they have 20 points on board which made them the team to reside on the number one spot in the IPL 2024 points table as the group stage ended. KKR's last couple of matches in the IPL 2024 season have been washed but they were on a good run before that. Kolkata will look to continue their league stage momentum and book their spot in the IPL 2024 finals.

On the other hand, the second-placed Sunrisers Hyderabad are in tremendous form especially with the bat. They are coming on the back of a strong win in their last game against the PBKS. SRH’s top-order batter have shown great consistency throughout this season which is the main reason behind their excellent performances. Heinrich Klaasen has rediscovered his form after a dip in the middle of the tournament. Their bowlers are supporting well, hence SRH will aim to continue their winning run.

Match Timings

Match Toss Time - 07:00 PM IST (01:30 PM GMT)

Match Start Time - 07:30 PM IST (02:00 PM GMT)

Match Venue - Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

Head to Head

Matches Played - 26

KKR won - 17      SRH won - 9

Last 5 meetings

KKR won - 3        SRH won - 2

Pitch Report

The surface at the Narendra Modi Stadium is considered good for the batters. The ground is big however the surface is flat and the outfield is quick making it easier for the batters to score the runs.

Weather Report

The weather forecast for this game is expected to be warm and humid with clear sky. The temperature is likely to be around 31°C on the match day with 47% humidity and 14 km/h wind speed. 

Probable Playing XI  

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) - Rahmanullah Gurbaz(wk), Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer(c), Andre Russell, Anukul Sudhakar Roy, Rinku Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Harshit Rana, Mitchell Starc, Varun Chakravarthy

Impact Player - Manish Pandey

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) - Abhishek Sharma, Travis Head, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Kumar Reddy, Heinrich Klaasen(wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Abdul Samad, Sanvir Singh, Pat Cummins(c), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth

Impact Player - T Natarajan

Must Picks

KKR - Sunil Narine, Andre Russell

SRH -  Abhishek Sharma, Travis Head

KKR vs SRH Fantasy Team

Wicket-Keeper : Heinrich Klaasen

Batters : Travis Head, Shreyas Iyer, Abhishek Sharma

All-rounder : Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Nitish Kumar Reddy

Bowlers : Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, T Natarajan, Varun Chakravarthy

Captain and Vice-Captain picks

Captain : Sunil Narine

Vice-Captain : Abhishek Sharma


Although Sunrisers Hyderabad have finished in the second position, their current form and powerful batting line-up makes them a better team than Kolkata Knight Riders. KKR’s batter Phil Salt leaving the campaign for national duty at the crucial stage had put pressure on other batters. He had a fantastic season for KKR and his absence will affect Kolkata's batting. Hence SRH are favorites to win this encounter.

Sportco predicts Sunrisers Hyderabad to beat Kolkata Knight Riders in match 71 of IPL 2024.


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