IPL 2018: Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Today Match
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Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad today match, preview: After a week and a half into the IPL 2018, we have now KXIP facing SRH in Mohali. The two teams have had a dream start to the league so far. Punjab comfortably sits 3rd on the points table having won 2 of their 3 games. Hyderabad, on the other hand, is yet to taste a defeat. Unbeaten both home and away, Sunrisers will aim to extend their winning streak and much of their success will again be relying on their bowling attack, which has accounted for 25 wickets in three matches so far.
Game number 16 will be more a contest between Punjab's strong batting line-up and Hyderabad's lethal bowling attack. Now let's have a look at how the pitch is going to behave in Mohali in KXIP vs SRH today match. Like it was in the previous game, a batting-friendly track is on the cards at IS Bindra Stadium. It will be pretty much a 200-plus wicket. If Punjab bats first, 180 is the least-expected score Hyderabad might be chasing. However, when going by the current scenario in IPL 2018, the toss-winning team would love to chase.
Kings XI Punjab will again expect a fiery start from their explosive openers Chris Gayle and KL Rahul. SRH, on the other hand, will hope their frontline bowlers to dismiss the duo of Rahul and Gayle down-market. One who wins this initial battle will have more chances to win KXIP vs SRH today match.
KXIP playing 11 against SRH in today IPL match
KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Aaron Finch/David Miller, Yuvraj Singh/Manoj Tiwary, Karun Nair, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Andrew Tye, Barinder Sran, Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
SRH playing 11 against KXIP in today IPL match
Wriddhiman Saha, Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson (c), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Siddarth Kaul, Billy Stanlake.
KXIP playing 11 against SRH as compared to the one that played last against CSK calls for a few changes. Axar Patel, who also missed the last game has no chances to come back whatsoever given a left tight strain. He will remain out of the contention for a couple of matches. Aaron Finch's two golden ducks in a row can make a way for David Miller. Also the chances of Manoj Tiwari replacing off-colored Yuvraj Singh cannot be negated.
Sunrisers Hyderabad has no reason to tinker the combination that earned them three consecutive wins in as many games. Quite obviously, SRH playing 11 against KXIP will go unchanged until made to do some forced changes.
Can KXIP break SRH's winning streak in Mohali?