Sunrisers Hyderabad is set to play against Kings XI Punjab in the IPL 2020 at the Dubai International Stadium on Thursday. The two teams have not performed as well as they would have liked, especially KXIP that has won only one match in the tournament so far. SRH also features in the bottom half of the leader board.
It is hard to believe that two of the top three run-scorers in IPL 2020 are from KXIP. Captain KL Rahul, with 302 runs and a splendid average of 75.50, is the highest run-getter, while Mayank Agarwal occupies the third spot, having scored 272 runs at an average of 54.40. The issue is that other batsmen have failed to provide support, especially the middle order.
On the bowling front, Mohammed Shami is the leading wicket-taker for the team with 8 wickets in five-game, while Sheldon Cottrell has picked 6 wickets. Despite such a balanced team composition, the team has failed to convert the opportunities to victory. There were some close calls and some heart-breaking losses too.
SRH will have nice memories of the last match they played here when they beat CSK. In that match, they batted first and successfully defended a not so impressive 164 runs. But given KXIP’s strong batting line up, SRH should be prepared for a big score.
SRH vs KXIP Head to Head:
Total Match Played: 14
SRH won: 10
KXIP won: 4
Predicted Playing XI:
SRH: David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Sidharth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan
KXIP: KL Rahul (c), Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Ishan Porel, Chris Jordan, Sarfaraz Khan, Ravi Bishnoi