|29th April, Monday|
|Match Timing:||8:00 PM|
|Expected Crowd Turnout:||48,000|
|Match Venue:||Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium|
The Match 48 of the VIVO Indian Premier League 2019 will see Sunrisers Hyderabad welcome fellow playoff contenders Kings XI Punjab at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad. Having dominated in the early phase of the competition, a string of inconsistent performances has left SRH struggling for the top 4 spot. Although they are placed fourth at the moment with 10 points, that is only down to their superior run-rate. There are three more teams (KXIP, RR, KKR) with the same points and equally thirsty to make it to the playoffs. Can the last year’s runner ups prove their mettle at this crucial juncture of time?
Here is the detailed analysis of the Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab IPL match:
|Key Players in form||SRH – David Warner, Manish Pandey
KXIP – Nicholas Pooran, KL Rahul
|Weather Conditions||37℃, 29% Humidity, Winds up to 10 km/hr. No signs of rain.|
|Toss Advantage||Team batting second has won in four of the seven matches last season.|
|Pitch Conditions||Dry, Low-scoring, Spin-friendly pitch.|
|Venue Stats||Average Total (2018): 151
Highest Total (2018): 182/3 (CSK)
Lowest Total (2018): 119/10 (KXIP)
|Ground Size:||Side Boundaries: 64 m, Straight Boundary: 82 m|
|Injury Updates||SRH – No major injuries. Jonny Bairstow will be absent due to international duties.
KXIP – Moises Henriques and Varun Chakravarthy will spend time on the sidelines due to injuries.
|Home Advantage||Sunrisers Hyderabad|
|Head-to-Head||SRH 4 – 9 KXIP|
|Form||SRH – L W W L L
KXIP – L L W L L
David Warner, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Vijay Shankar, Wriddhiman Saha, Deepak Hooda, Shakib al Hasan, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed.
KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Nicolas Pooran, Mandeep Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin, Hardus Viljoen, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ankit Rajpoot.
|Impact Player||David Warner, Chris Gayle|
SRH vs KXIP Dream11 Prediction
Having endured an inconsistent season, David Warner will be raring to end his breathtaking IPL campaign on a high. The Australian opener, returning from a year long suspension, has crossed the 600-run barrier this term, the third time he has achieved the feat.
However, the 32-year-old has been the only bright spot in the otherwise brittle SRH batting line-up. Jonny Bairstow was the other batsman to carry the weight of scoring runs for SRH. However, since he left off, things have turned out to be gloomy for the Men in Orange. Kane Williamson’s poor form after an injury return is also not helping their cause.
The matter would get even worse when David Warner will play his last game on Monday before he departs home for Australia’s World Cup preparations. In SRH’s five victories this season, the duo of Warner-Bairstow have worked wonders, scoring 1,000 runs together. However, the defeats were related majorly to the middle-order collapses. It will, thus, be interesting to see how the team takes from here.
SRH will fancy their chances to win this contest at home which is also David Warner’s last game. But the KXIP have the capability to spring a surprise.
As was witnessed in the last here, the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium is a heaven for bowlers. Thus, choose them aplenty, especially the spinners. Amongst batsmen, openers would be a good option to choose before the spinners come in.
SRH vs KKR Dream11 Prediction Team 1
Nicholas Pooran, David Warner, Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Chris Gayle, Shakib-al-Hasan, Rashid Khan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Basil Thampi, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Khaleel Ahmed.
SRH vs KKR Dream11 Prediction Team 2
Nicholas Pooran, David Warner, KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shakib-al-Hasan, Vijay Shankar, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Khaleel Ahmed, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Basil Thampi.