Kings XI Punjab will face hosts Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 11th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Punjab is currently on the second spot in the points table. At the same time, Hyderabad has been moved from number one to number three position. This match will be played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. On Tuesday, Sunrisers defeated the defending champion Mumbai Indians in their home match. In this low scoring match, the Hyderabad bowlers defended the target of 119 runs. Punjab’s Opening Pair, i.e. Lokesh Rahul and Chris Gayle are mainly responsible for this success. Due to Gayle not being fit, Delhi did not play in the last match against Daredevils. If they fit today, they can prove dangerous for Hyderabad. Rahul’s bat is just like a fire. This season, Karun Nair has also done well with the bat.
However, Yuvraj Singh has not been able to show anything amazing from his bat yet. Aaron Finch and Mayank Agarwal have also disappointed. In the bowling side, there is a deep side in the team of captain Ravichandran Ashwin and Mohit Sharma. Mujib ur Rahman of Afghanistan has greatly influenced. Hyderabad’s strength is its bowling which includes Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shakib Al Hasan and Siddharth Kaul. Bhuvneshwar did not play in the last match due to injury. But, the reason for the worry of batting Hyderabad is definitely. Actually, no batsman except the captain Kane Williamson has been able to get the confidence.
Shikhar Dhawan, Wriddhiman Saha and Williamson will lead the opening attack of SRH While In the middle order Manish Pandey and Yusuf Pathan will take the responsibility. However, these two have not performed anything special so far, but the team is expecting some big innings from their side.
Kings XI Punjab: Ravichandran Ashwin (Captain), Akshar Patel, Yuvraj Singh, Karun Nair, Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, David Miller, Aaron Finch, Marcus Stoney, Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Rajput, Manoj Tiwary, Mohit Sharma, Mujib ur Rehman, Bairindar Sharan, Andrew Tie, Akshardeep Nath, Pradeep Sahu, Mayank Dagar and approved Dar.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Kane Williamson (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Manish Pandey, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Riddhiman Saha, Siddharth Kaul, Deepak Hooda, Khalil Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Shreevats Goswami, Ricky Bhui, Basil Thampi, T. Natarajan, Sachin Baby, Bipul Sharma, Mehdi Hassan, Tanmoy Agarwal, Alex Hales, Carlos Brathwaite, Rashid Khan, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Nabi and Chris Jordan