Sunrisers Hyderabad has lost both their away games while securing wins over in both the home games. They will be pleased that they are going to face Kings XI Punjab in their home game and will be itching to get their momentum on track. Despite performing well with the ball the other night Sunrisers Hyderabad fell short by 17 runs of the target set by Kolkata Knight Riders. Kings eleven Punjab started their campaign on a good note this season and won both their starting games before they had slipped in form and lost to Kolkata Knight Riders and were thrashed by Delhi Daredevils by 50 runs. Both teams will lock horns at Rajiv Gandhi international stadium Hyderabad and start their journey afresh.
Last time they Played: Both teams last played at Mohali in 2016 and Sunrisers went on to win the match by 7 wickets. Posting a target of 179 batting first Kings XI Punjab bowling was not up to the mark and Sunrisers Hyderabad achieved the target with 2 balls to spare and seven wickets in hand. David Warner and Hashim Amla both shone with the bats.
Head to Head battle: Sunrisers Hyderabad has won 6 of the eight games played between them while Kings XI Punjab won the remaining 2. At home, Sunrisers have won 3 matches and lost 1 against Punjab.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Middle order is the main area of concern for Sunrisers Hyderabad and to boost it they can rope in Kane Williamson. If so than Deepak Hooda will be the unlike omission to boost the domestic bowling power with including Barinder Sran or Mohd. Siraj. There is another probability of giving Mustafizur Rahman a chance ahead of Ben cutting.
Probable XI: 1 Shikhar Dhawan, 2 David Warner (capt), 3 Moises Henriques, 4 Yuvraj Singh, 5 Deepak Hooda/Barinder Sran, 6 Naman Ojha (wk), 7 Ben Cutting/Mustafizur Rahman/Kane Williamson, 8 Bipul Sharma, 9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10 Rashid Khan, 11 Ashish Nehra.
Kings XI Punjab: They have trusted their domestic bowling power so far but Matt Henry can be included in place of Eoin Morgan if they want their bowling to be more superior. KC Cariapa was good with the ball and is favorable to play a game more.
Probable XI: 1 Hashim Amla, 2 Manan Vohra, 3 Wriddhiman Saha (wk), 4 Eoin Morgan/ Matt Henry, 5 Glenn Maxwell (capt), 6 David Miller, 7 Axar Patel, 8 KC Cariappa, 9 Mohit Sharma/ Gurkeerat Mann, 10 Varun Aaron, 11 Sandeep Sharma.
Players in the Spotlight:
David Warner: having missed out on scoring in the last game, he will be itching to score few runs and make his team reach the shore safely.
Sandeep Sharma: He has been a crucial part of the team and always proved his weight by bowling. He will be keen to scalp few wickets against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
What: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab, 17th April 20:00.
Where: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.
What to Expect: A typical chasing pitch where the ball comes easily at the later part of the innings. A high temperature with no sign of rain.
Toss Prediction: Team winning the toss will be chasing as the ground suits chasing the targets.
Match Prediction: Hyderabad has the upper hand while playing at home and are likely to win this match as well.
- Six over session will not be met while Hyderabad will be batting.
- The betting odds for this match is 78-79 Hyderabad.
- Sunrisers have a 10-1 record while chasing at home. Overall, chasing teams have lost only two of the last ten games played there.
- David Warner’s form against Kings XI is superlative. He has scored half-centuries – 52, 59, 81, 58 – in each of his last four matches.
- In IPL 2017, spin has dominated the first innings of matches in Hyderabad. Pacers conceded 266 runs off 162 balls (economy of 9.85) in the first innings while spinner conceded only 76 runs off 78 balls (5.84).