Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad will aim to gain back their winning momentum when they meet each other for the upcoming match in Mohali.
Young Windies fast-bowler Alzarri Joseph made a dream debut against Sunrisers Hyderabad as he returned the best bowling figures in the competition's history on his debut. Joseph helped his team Mumbai Indians seal a 40-run victory against the Sunrisers Hyderabad in a low-scoring affair at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.
For Chennai Super Kings, Harbhajan Singh took three wickets while Imran Tahir and Ravindra Jadeja contributed with their economical spells to defend a total of 160 against Kings XI Punjab. Although Ravichandran returned figures of 3/23 to hinder the innings of the Chennai Super Kings before Mahendra Singh Dhoni finished off in style. An additional 38-ball 54 scored by Faf du Plessis denied KXIP a victory in their last match.
Hence in the coming match both the teams would come out all guns blazing when KXIP hosts SRH in Mohali.
It is hard to breach CSK fortress in Chepauk: R Ashwin
“It's very hard ground to come and break the fortress of CSK. I have been saying this for years. That's why I said we had the game under control for a very long time. We were in the chase. I am sure the boys will get better,” he said.
Things get difficult if you keep dropping catches: Bhuvneshwar Kumar
“It could have been an easy chase had we fielded properly. I think it started off when we dropped Pollard, he scored 25-30 runs.,” Bhuvneshwar Kumar said.
When: 08 April 2019, 08:00 pm IST
Where: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
SRH Won – 09
SRH lost- 03
TEAM NEWS KXIP vs SRH
Mohali pitch has played well so far for batsmen. This is the third game in Mohali and it is expected to be another such encounter.
Squads KXIP vs SRH
Kings XI Punjab
Chris Gayle, Mohammed Shami, Karun Nair, Lokesh Rahul, Murugan Ashwin, Ankit Rajpoot, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Hardus Viljoen, Andrew Tye, Moises Henriques, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, David Miller, Sam Curran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Agnivesh Ayachi, Darshan Nalkande, Varun Chakravarthy, Arshdeep Singh, Simran Singh, Harpreet Brar
Shakib Al Hasan, David Warner, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi, Yusuf Pathan, Martin Guptill, Wriddhiman Saha, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kane Williamson (c), Jonny Bairstow, Shahbaz Nadeem, Vijay Shankar, Sandeep Sharma, Ricky Bhui, Deepak Hooda, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan, Basil Thampi, Rashid Khan, K Khaleel Ahmed, Abhishek Sharma
Kings XI Punjab
Chris Gayle, KL Rahul (wk), Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Sam Curran, Ravi Ashwin (c), Andrew Tye, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami.
David Warner, Mohammad Nabi, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Vijay Shankar, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Abhishek Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (c), Rashid Khan, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma
Fantasy Picks Kings XI Punjab
Fantasy Picks Sunrisers Hyderabad