Mohali, April 08, Monday at 08:00 PM IST
After facing Chennai Super Kings, Kings XI Punjab are back home to host Sunrisers Hyderabad in their den at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali on Monday night. Both the sides have faced defeat in their previous encounter and would be looking to bounce back. The match will start at 08:00 PM IST.
Placed fifth in the table, Kings XI Punjab fell short by 22 runs against Chennai Super Kings and faced their second defeat of the season. In five encounters, they now have three wins and two defeats. On the other side, Sunrisers Hyderabad is comfortably sitting at second spot with three wins and two defeats in five encounters. The only difference between the two sides is in their net run rate.
The loss on Saturday exposed the lack of form of middle order of both sides. Kings XI Punjab’s middle order looked insufficient in finishing things off. Barring KL Rahul and Sarfaraz Khan, nobody else looked in touch on Saturday. The pace attack of KXIP was also dismantled by CSK as the wicket was on the slower side. However, with the kind of surface at Mohali, KXIP would be looking to come back stronger.
On the other side, Sunrisers Hyderabad was bowled out for mere 96 runs in front of the sensational bowling effort from Alzarri, 6-12 in 3.4 overs. After the failure of top order- D Warner and J Bairstow, the whole side fell like a pack of cards. Manish Pandey, V Shankar, and Yusuf Pathan have failed to put a match-winning performance and it is a serious concern for SRH. They need to strengthen the middle order as the whole team is overly dependant upon the opening duo of J Bairstow and D Warner.
Kings XI Punjab- 03
Sunrisers Hyderabad- 09
The Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali is a good wicket to bat on. It is a high-scoring venue and the average first innings score here in IPL is 184 runs. With C Gayle, J Bairstow, D Warner and D Miller in the lineup, expect the clash to be a complete run fest.
Avg 1st inn score: 184
Avg 2nd inn score: 175
Highest Total: 211/4 (19.1 Ov) by IND vs SL
Highest Chased: 211/4 (19.1 Ov) by IND vs SL
Lowest Defended: 180/5 (20 Ov) by NZ vs PAK
Here’s how the two sides may lineup –
KXIP Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Lokesh Rahul
Batsmen – Chris Gayle, Sarfaraz Khan, Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, David Miller
All-rounder – Ravichandran Ashwin (c)
Bowlers – Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Andrew Tye, Sam Curran
SRH Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Jonny Bairstow
Batsmen – David Warner, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Deepak Hooda
All-rounder – Mohammad Nabi, Vijay Shankar
Bowlers – Bhuvneshwar Kumar (c), Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma, Rashid Khan
Kings XI Punjab –
Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Arshdeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Darshan Nalkande, Moises Henriques, Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Mohammed Shami, Karun Nair, Lokesh Rahul, Murugan Ashwin, Ankit Rajpoot, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Hardus Viljoen, Andrew Tye, Sam Curran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Agnivesh Ayachi, Varun Chakravarthy, Simran Singh, David Miller, Harpreet Brar
Sunrisers Hyderabad –
Basil Thampi, Shakib Al Hasan, Rashid Khan, Vijay Shankar, Yusuf Pathan, Manish Pandey, Martin Guptill, Wriddhiman Saha, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, David Warner, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Mohammad Nabi, Kane Williamson (c), Jonny Bairstow, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, Ricky Bhui, Deepak Hooda, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan, K Khaleel Ahmed, Abhishek Sharma
In wicketkeeper, J Bairstow will be a better pick as KL Rahul is not looking in form.
David Warner, Chris Gayle and J Bairstow are the three power hitters who shouldn’t be missed. The ball comes good at Mohali and these three can be the game changers for tomorrow’s clash
SRH has one of the best bowling attacks in the tournament. Rashid Khan, S Sharma, M Nabi, S Kaul and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar will lead the bowling attack
While Andrew Tye and M Shami looked a bit off-colour in the last game, the pace at Mohali can be really helpful for the duo.
M Ashwin and Andrew Tye are missing out
Ankit Rajpoot and Mujeeb return for KXIP
No changes for SRH
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