| On Updated : Oct 8, 2020 4:00 PM IST

SRH vs KXIP Dream11 Match Prediction FREE TEAMS Today IPL Match 8 October

SRH vs KXIP Dream11 Prediction: Two teams in need of getting their acts together sooner rather than later will go up against each other today. Sunrisers Hyderabad will host Kings XI Punjab at Dubai in an evening game. Both teams are in the bottom half of the table with KXIP placed at 8th position. Two points here will at least continue their belief of making it towards the play-offs. We will preview SRH vs KXIP Dream11 contest.

Sunrisers Hyderabad were beaten by Mumbai Indians at Sharjah convincingly in their last match. Bowlers failed to put breaks on MI batting powers and when you don’t take wickets at regular intervals at a ground like Sharjah, you will always chase the game. Only T Natarajan and Rashid Khan controlled things as others went for journeys. Sandeep Sharma and Siddarth Kaul picked up a couple each but both were expansive as MI piled on 208 runs. In replay, Jonny Bairstow was dismissed after some aggressive shots early on. Manish Pandey hung around for a while but could not consolidate the innings as David Warner was left to fight a lone battle. Once he was dismissed in the 16th over, only formalities remained for SRH.

Kings XI Punjab have lost 4 out of 5 matches so far in the season and they suffered a heavy one against Chennai Super Kings in the last match. Batting first, KL Rahul anchored the innings with notable contributions from Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh and Nicholas Pooran. KL Rahul was in discussion with regards to pace of his innings as he made 63 from 52 balls. KXIP made 178 runs in their 20 overs. The score looked competitive only till 20 mins of innings break as CSK openers Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis came out firing. Both didn’t give anything away as KXIP bowlers looked clueless. KXIP failed to pick up even a single breakthrough as CSK motored away to a win.

In head-to-head comparisons, Sunrisers Hyderabad have been the dominant team against Kings XI Punjab. SRH have won 10 matches while KXIP managed to sneak out on 4 occasions. In last 5 matches as well, SRH do have a lead of 3-2. Only positive for KXIP is that they beat SRH last time when both met in UAE.

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Pitch and Conditions

A fresh surface will be in use today at Dubai International Stadium. Pitches here have been interesting with some of them assisting the slower bowlers while others being good for batting. One thing that is for certain from what we have seen so far is: pitches are getting slower in the second half and it’s always good to bat first. The weather will remain clear with some amount of dew expected in the second innings.

SRH vs KXIP Dream11 Teams Match Details

Fixture name: Sunrisers Hyderabad Vs Kings XI Punjab, Match 22, IPL 2020

Competition: IPL 2020

Date: 8th October 2020

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Stadium: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Head to Head (Last 5 games)

Sunrisers Hyderabad: 03, Kings XI Punjab: 02, NR: 00

Points Table Standings

Kings XI Punjab: Matches- 5, Win- 1, Loss- 4, Points- 2, Standing- 8th
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Matches- 5, Win- 2, Loss- 3, Points- 4, Standing- 6th

Recent Form

Sunrisers Hyderabad: LWWLL
Kings XI Punjab: LLLWL

Last Match at the Venue

Delhi Capitals (196/4, 20 Overs) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (137/9, 20 Overs) by 59 runs, 5th October 2020.

SRH vs KXIP Dream11 Team Prediction

Let’s take a look at the squad news and SRH Vs KXIP Dream11 predictions for today’s encounter.

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Sunrisers Hyderabad Team News

  • After losing the last match against MI, Sunrisers Hyderabad will look to change things up in the bowling department for today’s game.
  • David Warner and Jonny Bairstow will continue to open but both have not given consistent starts like last year and that has remained one of the reasons for their struggles.
  • Manish Pandey and Kane Williamson will provide much needed experience in the middle order while youngsters Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma and Abdul Samad will form the lower middle order.
  • Khaleel Ahmed is likely to come in place of Siddarth Kaul today as latter was proved very expansive against Mumbai Indians. Impressive T Natarajan and Sandeep Sharma will be other fast-bowlers as Bhuvneshwar Kumar is ruled out. Rashid Khan will take care of spin-bowling duties.

SRH Playing 11 (Probable)

David Warner
Jonny Bairstow
Manish Pandey
Kane Williamson
Abdul Samad
Priyam Garg
Abhishek Sharma
Rashid Khan
Sandeep Sharma
T Natarajan
Khaleel Ahmed

Kings XI Punjab Team News

  • A couple of changes are expected in bowling scheme of things for KXIP as they need strike bowlers in their wings.
  • KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal will be opening for them with both having plenty of runs under their belts already in the season.
  • Mandeep Singh is a good addition to their middle order which already has the likes of Nicholas Pooran and Glenn Maxwell. Sarfaraz Khan will be playing the role of a finisher for KXIP.
  • They are likely to go ahead with 5 specialist bowlers today with Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Ishan Porel coming in for Chris Jordan and Harpreet Brar respectively. Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell and Ravi Bishnoi will continue to feature in SRH vs KXIP Dream11 prediction.

KXIP Playing 11 (Probable)

KL Rahul
Mayank Agrawal
Mandeep Singh
Nicholas Pooran
Glenn Maxwell
Sarfaraz Khan
Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Ishan Porel
Ravi Bishnoi
Mohammad Shami
Sheldon Cottrell

SRH vs KXIP Dream 11 Prediction Today Cricket Match

WK: Jonny Bairstow, KL Rahul
Batsmen: David Warner, Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg, Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh
All-rounders: Abhishek Sharma
Bowlers: Rashid Khan, T Natarajan, Ravi Bishnoi

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Captain Picks

For Small Leagues

  • David Warner has not been at his best so far this year but he has still given enough runs. He is coming into this match after his 60 against Mumbai Indians. That contribution was not enough to seal a win for SRH but still gave some glimpses of David Warner coming back into form.
  • KL Rahul is a straight forward pick from Kings XI Punjab today. He is the orange cap holder currently with 302 runs from 5 innings. His consistency in this format only means that you should not be looking too far ahead from him in terms of captaincy position.
  • Mayank Agarwal is another top order option for today’s match. His total of 272 runs from 5 innings also includes higher percentage of boundaries. With no prominent names in SRH new ball attack, Mayank Agarwal will have plenty of chances to make a mark today.

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For Grand Leagues

  • Jonny Bairstow is a good option for the grand leagues today in a battle of top-heavy teams. He has a couple of half-centuries early in the season but has remained quiet in last couple of matches. His wicket-keeping points also add another dimension to his captaincy potential.
  • Rashid Khan hasn’t had a bulk of wickets this year only because of the fact that teams are now looking to play him out without any risks. He has 5 scalps so far but always remained economical in his spells. With pitches getting tired now, Rashid Khan can be a safe option today if SRH get early wickets with the ball.
  • There are no clear options from KXIP for the grand leagues today but if you want a differential, then Nicholas Pooran can be your man. He has looked in good touch right from the beginning but not getting enough game time due to brilliant starts by the openers. If KXIP lose early wickets, Nicholas Pooran can get you handsome rewards.

Who will win SRH vs KXIP Today Match Prediction?

As per our Today Match Prediction, there are no clear favourites in this match. Both teams are having a pretty similar setup with top-heavy batting lineups and weaker bowling attacks. The team that will navigate their weakness to nullify other’s strengths will come out on top today. Kings XI Punjab are slight ahead in the batting department and if they make necessary changes in bowling, they will start as favourites.

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