Sunrisers Hyderabad will be taking on the Kings XI Punjab for the 48th match of the Indians Premier League. David Warner made a comeback this season after serving a year ban following the infamous ball-tampering scandal. Before heading back to Australia, the highest run-getter of this edition of the Indian Premier League will aim to make a mark when SRH meet KXIP in Hyderabad.
Both the teams have ten points under their belt and a win from here will bolster their chances of reaching to the playoffs.
Warner vie to make an impact in his last game for the SRH
David Warner is the highest run scorer of this edition of the Indian Premier League as he has scored 611 runs in 11 matches. He has scored a century and seven half-centuries for his team this season. This match is going to be his last match this season as he is slated to fly back home for Australia's World Cup preparations along with Steve Smith and Marcus Stoinis. Warner and Bairstow have played a crucial role in the wins for the SRH but the middle-order collapses have remained a point of worry for the SRH.
KXIP rely on their opening pair to get them through
Kings XI Punjab has also relied on their opening pair of KL Rahul and Chris Gayle who have done the bulk of the scoring. David Miller and Sarfraz Khan have also contributed a bit for the team by coming out good occasionally but their blow hot and blow cold form has been a case of concern for the team.
Betting Odds for SRH vs KXIP
Skybet: Sunrisers Hyderabad 8/11, Kings XI Punjab 11/10
Betfair: Sunrisers Hyderabad 4/5, Kings XI Punjab 1
The books are predicting a win for the Sunrisers Hyderabad
Top Kings XI Punjab Batsmen: Chris Gayle, KL Rahul
Top Kings XI Punjab Bowlers: R Ashwin, M Shami
Top Sunrisers Hyderabad Batsmen: David Warner, Manish Pandey
Top Sunrisers Hyderabad Bowlers: Rashid Khan, Khaleel Ahmed
Predicted Lineups SRH vs KXIP
Kings XI Punjab
Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, David Miller, Nicholas Pooran, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Ankit Rajpoot, Hardus Viljoen
David Warner, Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan/Shreevats Goswami, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kane Williamson, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed