Sunrisers Hyderabad(SRH) takes on Kings XI Punjab(KXIP) today as both the teams are on the same boat i.e winning their first 2 matches and loosing the other 2. Sunrisers Hyderabad, the defending champions were looking good in their opening matches but after umpire’s blunder and the due effect, they would be focusing on today’s match and hunt down KXIP in their home ground.
It’s a big advantage for SRH as they have beated KXIP 3-1 on their home ground in Hyderabad. The KXIP would might take over them and turnaround today’s result if there batting order works today it might be helpful against the well balanced Sunrisers.
Rashid Khan has been great with the ball with seven wickets so far in the tournament while the veteran Ashish Nehra is effective too.
So essentially, it is just some things going wrong at specific times that has been the difference between winning and losing for SRH.
Let see who will win today’s game. All the best to both the Aussie captains David Warner and Glenn Maxwell.
Head to head
Sunrisers Hyderabad leading 6-2 and are chasing their fifth consecutive win against Kings XI Punjab. At home, Sunrisers lead the head-to-head 3-1.
David Warner has scored six half-centuries in 13 matches against KXIP; his last five scores against KXIP read 52, 59, 81, 58 & 44.
Rashid Khan has bowled inside the Powerplay in every IPL game this season. He has also taken a wicket off his first over every time.
Both the teams have 2 wins in their 4 games.
Sunrisers Hyderabad has not lost a match to Kings XI Punjab, since 2014 .
Likely Playing XI
Sunrisers Hyderabad 1 Shikhar Dhawan, 2 David Warner (capt), 3 Moises Henriques, 4 Yuvraj Singh, 5 Deepak Hooda, 6 Naman Ojha (wk), 7 Ben Cutting/Mustafizur Rahman, 8 Bipul Sharma, 9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10 Rashid Khan, 11 Ashish Nehra
Kings XI Punjab 1 Hashim Amla, 2 Manan Vohra, 3 Wriddhiman Saha (wk), 4 Eoin Morgan, 5 Glenn Maxwell (capt), 6 David Miller, 7 Axar Patel, 8 KC Cariappa, 9 Mohit Sharma, 10 Varun Aaron, 11 Sandeep Sharma