|Match Date:||8th April, Monday|
|Match Timing:||8:00 PM|
|Expected Crowd Turnout:||24,000|
|Match Venue:||PCA Stadium, Mohali|
The Match 22 of the VIVO Indian Premier League 2019 will see Kings XI Punjab welcome Sunrisers Hyderabad at Mohali. Both the teams had a forgetful weekend. While the Kings failed to roar against CSK, losing by 22 runs, SRH faced a 40-run loss against Mumbai Indians. With the duo sharing 6 points apiece, they will look to get back to the winning ways.
Here is the detailed analysis of the Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL match:
|Key Players in form||KXIP- David Miller, Mayank Agarwal|
SRH- Mohammad Nabi, Jonny Bairstow
|Weather Conditions||27℃, 52% Humidity, Winds up to 6 km/hr. No signs of rain.|
|Toss Advantage||Team chasing has won only 4 of the last 15 matches played at Mohali.|
|Pitch Conditions||Flat, High-scoring.|
|Venue Stats||Average Total (2018): 182|
Highest Total (2018): 197/7 (KXIP)
Last Match: KXIP 166/9 | DC 152/10
|Ground Size: Eden Gardens||Side Boundaries: 75 m, Straight Boundary: 79 m|
|KXIP– Chris Gayle was out for the last few games owing to a back injury he sustained early in the season. However, he is being deemed fit to play again.|
SRH– There still remains a question mark in regards to Kane Williamson’s fitness. “When Kane (Williamson) will be fit, he will come back as he is the captain,” informed incumbent skipper Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
|Home Advantage||Kings XI Punjab|
|Head-to-Head||KXIP 3 – 9 SRH (0 Draw)|
|Form||KXIP – W L W W L|
SRH – L W W W L
Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Sam Curran, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Andrew Tye.
David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Vijay Shankar, Manish Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddharth Faul, Sandeep Sharma.
|Impact Players||Sam Curran, Jonny Bairstow|
KXIP vs SRH Dream11 Prediction
Kings XI Punjab have had a mixed season with a three wins balanced out by a couple of defeats. Although there is no glaring problem with their team, KXIP do struggle with inconsistency- sometimes with the willow, other times with the ball.
Like in the 28-run defeat at the Eden Gardens, their bowlers failed to restrict KKR batsman as the total crossed 200-run mark. In KXIP’s latest defeat against CSK, it was their batsman who failed to chase the moderate total of 161.
With Chris Gayle reportedly fit-again, the management will have a tough call whether to include him or the wonder-kid Sam Curran. Or would both of them play simultaneously?
— Rehan Khan (@iamrehanrk) April 5, 2019
Sunrisers Hyderabad has been a force to reckon with in the first four matches. Riding on the form of Jonny Bairstow and David Warner, SRH twice breached the 200-run mark to show their batting might.
However, their dependence on both the players means that they are in trouble if neither of them has a good outing. Take the match against Mumbai Indians for example. Their batting lineup fell like a pack of cards after Warner (15) and Bairstow (16) had been dismissed early. They eventually bowled out for only 96 runs.
Another worry for the Sunrisers would be the dismal form, Rashid Khan. The Afghanistan leggie was IPL 2018’s second-highest wicket-taker at 21 wickets with a strike rate of 19.42. However, this season, the 20-year-old has managed only 4 wickets in five matches at an average of 30.00.
Although the incredible form of compatriot Mohammad Nabi (7 wickets from 3 matches) has not brought Rashid’s underperformance to the fore, the young spinner should soon start to get wickets.
Head to Head
SRH have traditionally been the dominant forces against KXIP, winning 9 of the 12 matches played. They also have a good record of winning 4 of the 5 matches played at the Mohali Stadium. The only defeat came in their last meeting when Kings successfully defended 193 runs. David Warner has been the top-most run scorer against KXIP with 423 runs. He can be banked upon to perform tonight. Amongst bowlers, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, with 18 wickets, is the pick among the bowlers.
Choosing a winner between KXIP and SRH will be tough call considering one enjoys the home advantage while the other is stronger on paper. Thus, most of it will depend on who wins the toss. If KXIP can win the toss and chose to bat first, their chances of winning the fixture would be high. Vice versa with SRH.
Your team selection should depend more on the way toss turns out. Try to choose 2-3 batsman, preferably from the team batting first, along with 1-2 middle order batsman from the chasing team. Choosing maximum bowlers from the defending team would be recommended.
KXIP vs SRH Dream11 Prediction Team 1
Jonny Bairstow, Chris Gayle, Sarfaraz Khan, David Warner, Ravichandran Ashwin, Sam Curran, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammed Shami, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
KXIP vs SRH Dream11 Prediction Team 2
KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, David Warner, Ravichandran Ashwin, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Andrew Tye, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Khan, Sandeep Sharma.