KKR vs SRH: The Kolkata Knight Riders are the third-most successful franchise in the tournament with 2 title wins, while on the other hand, the Sunrisers have been a significant part of the IPL over many years and the proclaimers of the IPL title in 2016, having made several more playoff appearances as well.
KKR vs SRH: Head to Head
The Kolkata Knight Riders have been part of the prestigious T20 platform for 15 seasons, and SRH is in its 11th year of the league. However, among both franchises, KKR has been immensely successful in the playoffs.
Both teams have encountered each other 23 times in the IPL, with KKR winning and SRH making it to a victory 8 times.
|2013||Kolkata Knight Riders won by 48 runs|
Sunrisers won by 5 wickets
|2014||Kolkata Knight Riders won by 7 wickets|
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 4 wickets
|2015||Sunrisers won by 16 runs|
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 35 runs
|2016||Kolkata Knight Riders won by wickets|
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 22 runs
Sunrisers won by 22 runs
|2017||Kolkata Knight Riders won by 17 runs|
Sunrisers won by 48 runs
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 7 wickets (D/L)
|2018||Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 5 wickets|
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 5 wickets
Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 14 runs
|2019||Kolkata Knight Riders won by 6 wicketsSunrisers Hyderabad won by 9 wickets|
|2020||Kolkata Knight Riders won by 7 wickets|
Match Tied (Kolkata Knight Riders win one-over eliminator)
|2021||Kolkata Knight Riders won by 10 runs|
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 6 wickets
|2022||Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 7 wickets|
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 54 runs
KKR vs SRH: Top 5 memorable matches
After two heart-pounding victories by the Knight Riders and SRH’s first win of the tournament, these two teams face each other on Friday. Before that, we take into account the top 5 matches ever played between the two franchises.
- SRH encountered the Royals in IPL 2022 on the 15th of April 2022. Batting first the Knight Riders put on a battling total of 175 in their 20 overs, with efforts from Nitish Rana and Russell which were chased by the Sunrisers as they won the game by 7 wickets after joint brilliant efforts from Rahul Tripathi and Markram.
- The 2nd most intriguing combat between the 2 teams was on the 18th of October 2020, when KKR posted a contributing total of 163 and in return, the Sunrisers leveled the scores with 4 wickets remaining and the game went into the Super Over which was won by KKR with sheer domination by Lockie Ferguson the MOM who picked up 3 wickets sparing 15 runs.
- The next most thrilling encounter between the two franchises was held on 24th March 2019, and the match was won by KKR in a spine-chilling contest which was won with the antics of Andre Russell as he delivered a brilliant 49 of 19 balls.
- On 19th May 2018, the Sunrisers had an unfortunate defeat against the Knight Riders as batters from both teams battled but the low-scoring match and they chased down the total with contributions from both Lynn and other few top-order players.
- The Knight Riders continued their sensational performance from 2012 to 2014 and faced SRH on the 24th of May, and put on a dependable score of 160 with contributions from all players in the setup. KKR with a mind blogging innings from Yusuf Pathan of 72 runs of just 22 balls, went on to win the match.
KKR vs SRH: Interesting Facts
- The highest opening stand of IPL – 184 runs at a loss of no wicket between Gambhir and Lynn.
- Highest Successful Run-chase in an IPL Final – 200 vs KXIP in 2014
- Most Consecutive Wins in the IPL
- Bowled Out RCB for the lowest IPL total ever – 49
- Highest Score in the Powerplay
- The highest total in an IPL final – 208
- Most 50s in a single season by David Warner