IPL looks strong and more competitive this year and all teams look quietly balanced when it comes up to their combination. This is the reason that out of 8 teams 6 teams are on equal points when we go through the table.
Tomorrow is the 22nd match of IPL, KXIP will lock their horns against SRH in Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. As per the run rate KXIP are on 6th position in the table whereas SRH are petty high i-e- on 2nd position. It looks like if KXIP wins then there are a whole lot of chances that some teams will get a dent in their positions through the table.
Kings XI Punjab
KXIP had some positives from their last defeat against CSK that their batsmen are in top form, although they lost the match their batsmen like KL Rahul and Sarfaraz Khan are contributing in every match. On the slow pitch of MA Chidambaram stadium, it was becoming pretty difficult for the batsmen to score, but now KXIP is back into their den to Mohali. They have won their matches in the home ground and it looks like they will serve a tough time to their guest i-e – SRH.
Mujeeb Ur Rehman and Viljoen will be tempted into the playing11 of KXIP as an ordinary performance shown by Sam Curran and Andrew Tye against CSK.
R Ashwin looks well with the bowl who took 3 wickets against CSK, which includes the wickets of top-order batsmen Shane Watson, FAF DU Plessis, and Suresh Raina. If we exclude the last over of M Ashwin, then throughout the match he was also successful in creating pressure against such strong batting line up.
SRH weakness is their middle order, and it was exposed against MI. It was the first match when the openers departed early in the match, and the middle order of SRH got exposed. All the batsmen collapsed and the whole team got bowled out for just 99 runs.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar and other bowlers did well against MI but it was their batsmen who didn’t stand out to the expectation of the team. No batsmen including Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, and Yusuf Pathan could do well in that match.
It is sure that Kane Williamson will get into the playing 11 of SRH AGAINST KXIP but whom he will replace will be a tough one for the SRH management.
Sunrisers Hyderabad –
David Warner, Jonny Bairstow (WK), Kane Williamson/M. Nabi, Vijay Shankar, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Shahbaz Nadeem/Hooda, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma and Siddharth Kaul.
Kings XI Punjab –
Chris Gayle, KL Rahul(WK), Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Sam Curran, Ashwin, Andrew Tye/Mujeeb Ur Rehmann, Murugan Ashwin, Shami Ahemed.
bet365: Kings XI Punjab – 11/10, Sunrisers Hyderabad– 8/11
Unibet: Kings XI Punjab – 3/4, Sunrisers Hyderabad– 27/25
Ladbrokes: Kings XI Punjab – 8/11, Sunrisers Hyderabad– 11/10
According to the bets, Sunrisers Hyderabad are the favorites to win this match.