As the race for the playoffs in coming to an end, the Sunrisers Hyderabad takes on the Kings XI Punjab at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium. Both the teams are tied up at 10 points each with three games left for each of them.
SRH and KXIP, both have lost its previous two games, and now, they will be eager to be back on the winning path and make it to the playoffs.
SRH have played six matches at their home and have won four of them. They’ll be looking to win this at home and move a spot up on the points table.
After having a great start to the tournament, SRH is on a 2-game losing streak. Manish Pandey’s rejuvenated self has given the management a sigh of relief after the departure of Bairstow.
The middle order has been a real problem for the team. In the previous match, the team was sailing well at 121 for two in fifteen overs and went on to lose six wickets for just 26 runs in next five overs.
Rashid Khan has also not been at the top of his bowling which has been a concern for the coaches. Also, SRH might bring in Nabi for Shakib as Nabi has been among the wicket-takers for the team.
Probable XI for SRH
David Warner, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Wriddhiman Saha, Mohammad Nabi, Deepak Hooda, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed.
Kings XI Punjab
Kings XI also sail on the same boat having lost two consecutive matches. Both the openers Gayle and Rahul have been scoring most of the runs for the team so far and look in solid touch.
In the previous match, we witnessed some fireworks from Nicholas Pooran who scored 46 of 28 balls but was unable to take the team over the line. Also, Mayank Aggarwal has not been able to get runs for the team.
Ravichandran Ashwin and Mohammad Shami have been the pick of the bowlers for the team and have performed exceptionally well. On the other side, Ankit Rajpoot has gone for a lot of runs lately, and Arshdeep Singh in the next match might replace him.
Probable XI for KXIP
KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Aggarwal, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Nicolas Pooran, Ravichandran Ashwin, Sam Curran, Mohammad Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh.
Dream XI Prediction:
- Wicket-Keeper: Nicholas Pooran
- Batsmen: Manish Pandey (VC), Chris Gayle (C), David Warner, Mayank Aggarwal, Mandeep Singh
- All-rounders: Ravichandran Ashwin, Vijay Shankar
- Bowlers: Rashid Khan, Khaleed Ahmed, Mohammad Shami
Hyderabad has been a batting delight with the ball coming onto the bat so we might experience a high scoring game.
Both the teams are desperate for a win, and we’ll get to see a good fight tomorrow.