SRH vs Kings XI Punjab Match Forecast
April 18, 2018
Indian Premier League, IPL 2018
KXIP vs SRH, Match 16,
Venue: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
Date & Time: 19th April 2018, 08:00 PM IST
Kings XI Punjab : Yuvraj Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Mohit Sharma, Karun Nair, Lokesh Rahul (wk), Axar Patel, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Chris Gayle, Manoj Tiwary, Aaron Finch, Akshdeep Nath, Ankit Rajpoot, Barinder Sran, Ben Dwarshuis, Pardeep Sahu, Mayank Dagar, Manzoor Dar
Sunrisers Hyderabad : Alex Hales, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Manish Pandey, Rashid Khan Arman, Shikhar Dhawan, Wriddhiman Saha, Siddarth Kaul, Deepak Hooda, Syed Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Carlos Brathwaite, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Shreevats Goswami, Mohammad Nabi, Chris Jordan, Basil Thampi, T Natarajan, Sachin Baby, Bipul Sharma, Syed Mehdi Hasan, Ricky Bhui, Tanmay Agarwal
Punjab’s introduced his Ace player Chris Gayle and he showed what he is made up of. Gayle showcased his hitting abilities by hitting 63 Runs in just 33 Balls, 4×6’s & 7×4’s. Chris Gayle was well supported by his opening partner Lokesh Rahul.
Sunrisers Hyderabad is the only unbeaten team in this competition so far. Hyderabad depends on their key batsman Shikhar Dhawan and Kane Williamson. So far they have the best bowling attack.
This match is between KXIP explosive batting i.e Chris Gayle and Rahul against SRH bowling as they have 5 out of the top ten bowlers with the best economy rates this season.
Kings XI Punjab Team News:
Aaron Finch got the worst start in IPL 2018 with 2 successive duck. Punjab should consider other options like playing the all-rounder Marcus Stoinis or David Miller. Axar Patel was rested to recover from his left thigh strain and he should be right back into the playing XI in place of Barinder Sran, who was wicketless in the last match and an economy of 9.25. Middle order is a huge concern due to failure of Aaron Finch and Yuvraj Singh. Manoj Tiwari can get a chance as Yuvraj Singh is not in form.
Kings XI Punjab Probable XI: Lokesh Rahul (wk), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Yuvraj Singh / Manoj Tiwari, M Stoinis/D Miller/A Finch, Karun Nair, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Andrew Tye, Barinder Sran/Axar Patel, Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Sunrisers Hyderabad Probable XI:
Hyderabad has managed to win all 3 games but has batting concern as Wriddhiman Saha and Manish Pandey are yet to fire in the tournament. Sunrisers Hyderabad have the best bowling attack right now. Which means there might be no changes in their playing XI.
Sunrisers Hyderabad : Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson (c), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Siddarth Kaul, Billy Stanlake
Avg 1st innings score: 164
Avg 2nd innings score: 153