The Sunrisers Hyderabad are back to form after successfully defending a low total of 118 against the Mumbai Indians. Meanwhile, the Kings XI Punjab are in remarkable form after myriads of stunning victories. In their second face-off, SRH will hope to avenge Punjab in their home ground. Find out Today Probable Final Playing 11 below.
Overall: Matches – 11
Sunrisers Hyderabad – 8
Kings XI Punjab – 3
Punters Heavy On: KXIP
The second battle between SRH and KXIP will be held at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.
|Matches won batting first||20|
|Matches won bowling first||31|
|Average 1st Inns scores||155|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||147|
|Highest total recorded||223/3 (20 Ov) by CSK vs SRH|
|Lowest total recorded||80/10 (19.1 Ov) by DD vs SRH|
|Highest score chased||217/7 (19.5 Ov) by RR vs DC|
|Lowest score defended||129/8 (20 Ov) by MI vs RPS|
(The above stats only include IPL matches played at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium)
The pitch here at Hyderabad remains two-paced; both spinners and fast bowlers can perform well if
they bowl in the right places. An average score of 150-160 will look promising.
How do the teams stack up?
SRH Today Match Prediction
The Sunrisers will concentrate on their batting after a mortifying innings against Mumbai. Dhawan who has come back after injury might open with Kane Williamson. Saha, who is struggling with the bat should roll up his sleeves and set the pace. If Bhuvaneshwar Kumar doesn’t return, Sandeep Kumar and Basil Thampi will retain their spots. Having learnt a lesson from Gayle in the last match, Rashid Khan will work on his bowling.
SRH Today Probable Final Playing 11:
Shikhar Dhawan, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Kane Williamson (capt), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Sidharth Kaul, Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Sandeep Sharma, Basil Thampi
Players to watch out for: Kane Williamson, Siddharth Kaul
KXIP Today Match Prediction
The Punjab squad is rightly balanced in both the batting and bowling units. Chris Gayle is likely to return after being rested against Delhi. While Karun Nair, Mayank Agarwal and David Miller have had a breezy tournament so far, Aaron Finch and Yuvaraj Singh can get dropped anytime. The bowling of KXIP has been very good so far. In addition, newcomer Ankit Rajpoot has also performed brilliantly thus adding delight to KXIP.
KXIP Today Probable Final Playing 11:
KL Rahul (wk), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Yuvraj Singh, David Miller, Ravichandran Ashwin (capt), Andrew Tye, Barinder Sran, Ankit Rajpoot, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Players to watch out for: Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ankit Rajpoot