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.
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.
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
Sunrisers Hyderabad: 03, Kings XI Punjab: 02, NR: 00
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
Sunrisers Hyderabad: LWWLL
Kings XI Punjab: LLLWL
Delhi Capitals (196/4, 20 Overs) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (137/9, 20 Overs) by 59 runs, 5th October 2020.
Let’s take a look at the squad news and SRH Vs KXIP Dream11 predictions for today’s encounter.
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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
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.