IPL 2018: Qualifier 2, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad – Statistical Preview

IPL 2018: Qualifier 2, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad – Statistical Preview

All the key stats and numbers ahead of the 2nd qualifier between Kolkata and Hyderabad.

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Rashid Khan of Sunrisers Hyderabad celebrates fall of MS Dhoni’s wicket. (Photo by IANS)

Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad will be facing off in the 2nd Qualifier at the Eden Gardens and the winner will join Chennai Super Kings in the final. Both the teams have had contrasting results in their recent outings. SRH, who were placed at the top of the points table, lost four matches in a row and have the last chance of making it to the final. The Knight Riders bounced back after a mediocre start to the season with four consecutive wins which has landed them where they currently are.

All the key stats and numbers ahead of the 2nd qualifier between Kolkata and Hyderabad:

4Sunrisers Hyderabad have lost their previous four matches equaling their longest losing streak in the IPL that was recorded between the 2015 and 2016 seasons. KKR, on the other hand, have won their previous four matches which is the first such streak for them since 2015.


5-1 – During the league stage match, Sunrisers ended their jinx of not winning at the Eden Gardens. The Knight Riders won all the five matches they played against SRH in the IPL till 2017. They lead the overall head to head record against SRH 9-5.


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 17 matches at an average of 17.52. Bhuvneshwar has 12 wickets against KKR in the 6 IPL matches at the Eden Gardens at an average of 13.91.


84 – Sunil Narine has a poor bowling average of 84 in the IPL playoff/knockout matches. He took only three wickets in 8 IPL playoff matches thus far conceding runs at an economy of 7.88.

Narine had bowling figures of 0/39 in his four overs during the Eliminator game which is the only time he went wicket-less at the Eden Gardens this season.


435 – Robin Uthappa is one of the two players to score 400+ runs in the IPL against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Virat Kohli (485) is the other player to have scored 400+ IPL runs against SRH thus far. Uthappa has scored those 435 runs in 14 innings at an average of 30 with the help of two fifties.


3998 – Runs Shikhar Dhawan has scored in the IPL thus far. He needs two more runs to become the 8th player to score 4000 runs in the IPL. Dhawan also needs 78 runs to complete 6000 runs in Twenty20 format.