Sunrisers Hyderabad will lock horns against Kings XI Punjab in an important match of the group stage at Dubai International Stadium in Dubai. Sunrisers Hyderabad will be eyeing to get another two points in their bag. SRH has collected 8 points in 10 matches so far. They have won an important match against Rajasthan Royals in the previous match. After that win, Sunrisers Hyderabad will be confident to get another win in this tournament to keep their playoffs hopes alive.
On the other hand, Kings XI Punjab has won back-to-back three matches in the tournament, which has surprised everyone to say the least. Now they have a good chance to qualify for the playoffs. It is seeming that they have finally got the much-needed momentum. It will be very difficult for the other teams to break their winning run.
The pitches at Dubai are suiting the spinners. The wicket is slightly double paced and the team batting first has not been sure about the par score in this surface. So, the toss winning Captain might go with the option of batting second.
Head To Head Record:
Total Matches Played: 15
Sunrisers Hyderabad Won: 11
Kings XI Punjab Won: 4
Predicted Starting XI; Sunrisers Hyderabad Vs Kings XI Punjab:
David Warner (C), Johnny Bairstow (Wk), Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, T. Natarajan, Khaleel Ahmed.
Kings XI Punjab:
KL Rahul (Captain, wk), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Jimmy Neesham, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Murugan Ashwin.
Kings XI Punjab:
Captain And Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Choices: David Warner, KL Rahul.
Vice-Captain Choices: Manish Pandey, Rashid Khan, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran.
Probable Winner: Sunrisers Hyderabad
SRH’s team management has made one change in the previous match. Jason Holder has come in place of Kane Williamson. Jason Holder has taken three important wickets of Rajasthan Royals. He has been instrumental for the win of Sunrisers Hyderabad in that match. The bowling unit of SRH has been doing well in this tournament. However, Jofra Archer has taken two important wickets of David Warner and Johnny Bairstow in his first two overs.
The partnership of Manish Pandey and Vijay Shankar has been the key to the successful run chase by Sunrisers Hyderabad. Finally, Manish Pandey has been able to prove his worth in the middle order of Sunrisers Hyderabad. It will be interesting to see the team combination when Kane Williamson will come back from injury.
On the other hand, Kings XI Punjab’s captain KL Rahul has been in great form in this season. He is currently holding the orange cap and no other player is close to him at this moment. Mayank Agarwal is also in good form. Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran and Glenn Maxwell can change the complexion of the match at any moment. Presence of so many match-winners in the side will certainly be a positive aspect for Kings XI Punjab.