Match 25 of VIVO IPL 2018 will see Kings XI Punjab take on Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Sunrisers Hyderabad will be bustling with confidence after their thrilling win over the Mumbai Indians on Tuesday night. After being dismissed for 118 – at that point the lowest total in the season, SRH still walked away with a resounding win as their bowlers bundled out MI for 87.
Kings XI Punjab meanwhile are on a roll; they have 5 wins out of six and are on a 4-match winning streak. In their most-recent match, they only managed 143, yet walked away with two points from the match after restricting the Delhi Daredevils to 139-8.
The last time these two teams met, SRH were blown away by KXIP’s Chris Gayle. Will SRH be able to return the favour and surge to the top of the standings?
When: Apr 26, 08:00 PM IST
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad
Wicket here is considered as a flat track, which tends to slow down as the game progresses. This means that the spinners would enjoy bowling here than the pacers.
Venue Stats IPL
|Matches won batting first||20|
|Matches won bowling first||31|
|Average 1st Inns scores||155|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||147|
|Highest total recorded||223/3 (20 Ov) by CSK vs SRH|
|Lowest total recorded||80/10 (19.1 Ov) by DD vs SRH|
|Highest score chased||217/7 (19.5 Ov) by RR vs DC|
|Lowest score defended||129/8 (20 Ov) by MI vs RPS|
Head to Head
|Total Matches Play||11|
|Won by Sunrisers Hyderabad||8|
|Won by Kings XI Punjab||3|
Head to Head at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad
|Total Matches Play||5|
|Won by Sunrisers Hyderabad||4|
|Won by Kings XI Punjab||1|
Teams’ Form in their Last Five Matches (most recent first)
Sunrisers Hyderabad: W L L W W
Kings XI Punjab: W W W W L
When these two teams met earlier this season – in Match 16 – KXIP prevailed after they successfully defended 193 and restricted the Sunrisers to 178-4.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s fitness is a concern for Hyderabad
Kings XI Punjab
Chris Gayle could come back into the side if he has recovered from a sore muscle, and assume his opening slot again.
Sunrisers Hyderabad : Kane Williamson (c), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Basil Thampi, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Chris Jordan, Alex Hales, Carlos Brathwaite, Ricky Bhui, Deepak Hooda, T Natarajan, K Khaleel Ahmed, Sachin Baby, Tanmay Agarwal, Shreevats Goswami, Bipul Sharma, Mehdi Hasan
Kings XI Punjab : Lokesh Rahul (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Aaron Finch, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Yuvraj Singh, David Miller, Andrew Tye, Barinder Sran, Ankit Rajpoot, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Chris Gayle, Axar Patel, Marcus Stoinis, Manoj Tiwary, Mohit Sharma, Akshdeep Nath, Ben Dwarshuis, Pardeep Sahu, Mayank Dagar, Manzoor Dar
Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson (c), Wriddhiman Saha (wk) , Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Basil Thampi/Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul
Kings XI Punjab
KL Rahul (wk), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, David Miller, Yuvraj Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Andrew Tye, Ankit Rajpoot, Barinder Sran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
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Mujeeb Ur Rahman