IPL 2018: SRH vs KXIP Today Match Preview
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SRH vs KXIP today match preview: Having defended a moderate total of 118 against Mumbi Indians in the last game, Sunrisers Hyderabad will now host in-form Kings XI Punjab at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. All applause to SRH's bowlers the way they bowled to bundle out MI for just 87 runs, the lowest ever total by a team this season. Absence of Billy Stanlake and Bhuvneshwar Kumar haven't cost them as much as expected. It was, indeed, a test for their reserves, who delivered the promise without their spearheads.
Kings have won five of their six games with four wins in a row. They look relatively more balanced and confident than Sunrisers. While Punjab has a mix of batting and bowling, Hyderabad is pretty much dependent on their bowling, which has won them four games so far. Shikhar Dhawan returned to SRH playing 11 in the last game against MI after recovering his injury, but he couldn't quite provide the ideal start to his team. Batting for them has been and will remain an issue to be addressed in SRH vs KXIP today match too.
SRH playing 11 in today match
Kane Williamson (c), Wriddhiman Saha, Shikhar Dhawan, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi/ Carlos Brathwaite, Rashid Khan, Basil Thampi/Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul
Bhuvneshwar Kumar's fitness is doubtful. However, if the pace-spearhead recovers completely, Basil Thampi will make way for him. Hyderabad doesn't really need to worry about their bowling as their stock of pacers can now be trusted. Batting is still a concern for them. They can include Carlos Brathwaite for Mohammad Nabi to beef up their batting line-up.
KXIP probable 11 in today match
Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Chris Gayle, Lokesh Rahul (wk), Mayank Agarwal, Aaron Finch/David Miller, Karun Nair, Yuvraj Singh, Andrew Tye, Ankit Rajpoot, Barinder Sran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Chris Gayle is likely to comeback having missed the last game against Delhi due to a stiff back. And if he comes in, one out of Aaron Finch or David Miller will be dropped. Barring this probable change, KXIP playing 11 in today match is likely to remain the same.
Will KXIP regain the top spot beating SRH in today IPL match?