IPL 2018: Match 54, Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders – Statistical Preview

IPL 2018: Match 54, Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders – Statistical Preview

Here are all the key stats and numbers ahead of the must-win game for the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Kuldeep Yadav
Kolkata Knight Riders’ Kuldeep Yadav celebrates fall of a wicket. (Photo by Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)

Kolkata Knight Riders have a better chance t0 qualify for the playoffs, unlike the other four teams that are in the race of the two spots up for the grabs. They just need a win (even a washout) in the game against the Sunrisers to finish among the top three. The Hyderabad franchise has a chance to avenge for the last year’s Eliminator where they were knocked out by the Knight Riders in a rain halted game. KKR will make their qualification chances tough if they end up on the losing side due to their NRR.

Here are all the key stats and numbers ahead of the must-win game for the Kolkata Knight Riders:

2-2 – Kolkata Knight Riders have won two out of the four matches they played against Sunrisers at the RGIC Stadium in Hyderabad. They lead the overall head to head record over SRH by 8-5 margin.


4Kane Williamson has scored four fifties in his last four IPL innings. If Williamson scores a fifty in his next outing, he will be the 3rd player in the IPL and the first New Zealander in Twenty20 cricket to get five consecutive fifty-plus scores.


15.67 – Dinesh Karthik has a batting average of 15.67 against Sunrisers in the IPL. He has scored 188 against them in 12 innings which include three ducks.


24.15Shikhar Dhawan has four fifties in 19 IPL innings against Kolkata Knight Riders but scored only 459 runs at an average of 24.15.


25 – Bhuvneshwar Kumar has taken 25 wickets against Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL which is the most for any player. He is the only player with 20+ IPL wickets against KKR thus far. He took those 25 wickets in 16 matches at an average of 16.20.


37.37 – Sunil Narine’s bowling average against SRH in the IPL. He took only eight wickets in the 12 IPL matches he has played against Sunrisers thus far.


390 – Runs Robin Uthappa has scored against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL. Only Virat Kohli (485) has more IPL runs against this team. Uthappa has scored those 390 runs in 13 innings at an average of 30 with the help of two fifties.

Uthappa has scored 467 runs in 14 innings he played at the RGIC Stadium in Hyderabad at an average of 35.92 with three fifties.


3948 – Shikhar Dhawan needs 52 more runs to complete 4000 runs in the IPL. Only six players have completed 4000 IPL runs so far.