Sunrisers Hyderabad versus Kings XI Punjab might not have been a much-anticipated match at the start of the tournament but considering the situation in the points table, this will be an interesting match. The teams will play in the match 48 of the IPL 2019 on April 29. The match will be played at the home ground of SRH, Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.
Earlier in this season, Kings XI had defeated Sunrisers in Mohali by six wickets. Coming into this match, both the teams have suffered a loss in their previous outing. Kings XI was handed over a 17 run loss by Royal Challengers Bangalore while Sunrisers faced a defeat against Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets.
Sunrisers are holding the fourth position currently with six wins from their 11 matches. Their primary goal will be to win all their matches in order to qualify for the playoffs. Kings XI have won five out of their 11 matches and is placed at the sixth position on the points table.
With the points table changing every day, this match will be really crucial in the context of the tournament. The match is scheduled to start at 8:00 PM IST.
SRH vs KXIP Squads
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner, Kane Williamson(c), Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Shakib Al Hasan, Deepak Hooda, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, K Khaleel Ahmed, Ricky Bhui, Shreevats Goswami, Martin Guptill, Shahbaz Nadeem, Yusuf Pathan, Mohammad Nabi, Abhishek Sharma, Basil Thampi, Sandeep Sharma, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan
Kings XI Punjab: Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Nicholas Pooran(w), Mandeep Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Hardus Viljoen, Murugan Ashwin, Ankit Rajpoot, Mohammed Shami, Karun Nair, Simran Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Andrew Tye, Arshdeep Singh, Varun Chakravarthy, Sam Curran, Darshan Nalkande, Agnivesh Ayachi, Harpreet Brar
SRH vs KXIP Team News
1. Either Wriddhiman Saha or Sreevats Goswami will be selected to keep wickets in this game and act as a floater.
2. Mohammad Nabi could be in contention as he has taken seven wickets from four matches this season. Shakib Al Hasan hasn’t been at his best.
3. There will be a shootout between Deepak Hooda and Yusuf Pathan for one spot.
4. Siddharth Kaul and Sandeep Sharma will also have a competition for just one place in the line-up.
Predicted 11: David Warner, Shreevats Goswami/Wriddhiman Saha(wk), Kane Williamson (c), Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Shakib Al Hasan/Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul/Sandeep Sharma, K Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Hooda/Yusuf Pathan
Kings XI Punjab:
1. Ankit Rajpoot could find himself out of the side with Arshdeep Singh replacing him.
2. Rest of the line-up is unlikely to change.
Predicted 11: Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran(w), Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Hardus Viljoen, Ankit Rajpoot/Arshdeep Singh, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami
SRH vs KXIP Pitch Report
The slow nature of the Hyderabad pitch has affected the run-scoring heavily throughout the season. It is difficult to predict what kind of surface will be presented on Monday, but it will definitely be of some help for the spinners. Dew is unlikely to have an effect.
KL Rahul has 441 runs in this season of IPL and can be really destructive batsmen at the top of the order.
David Warner is the highest run-getter in the competition so far with 611 runs already. Manish Pandey has scored back-to-back fifties to push his case as well. Chris Gayle has 441 runs while Mayank Agarwal has 262 runs this year for KXIP.
Either Shakib Al Hasan or Mohammad Nabi could be in your team along with Vijay Shankar and Ravichandran Ashwin.
Mohammad Shami has 14 wickets this season while Khaleel Ahmed has eight wickets from just five matches.