Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kings XI Punjab:
The 18th Match of the 9th edition of Indian Premier league will be played between the former IPL Champions Kings X1 Punjab and the hosts Sunrisers Hyderabad. That will be a very important match for both teams to stabilize their position on the table and to gain points to remain in the tournament. Match will be played at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad. The match will start at 7:30 PM Pakistan Standard time.
Starting from the Sunrisers Hyderabad side who started their tournament in a quite miserable way by losing their first 2 matches but then then made a strong comeback and won their next 2 matches quite convincingly. The reason for their success in that they stuck to their combination and most of the players who were looking rusty in the opening matches now gained their form back. The biggest hero for Sunrisers Hyderabad is their captain David Warner who played some really magnificent knocks for the team and led his side from the front. Shikhar Dhawan also got his form back and now looking in a really good touch. As a whole their bowlers are contributing a lot for the team. They have restricted the oppositions to a very manageable totals and made the job easy for their batsmen to win matches. All the bowlers specially Kumar and Mustafizur both have done an excellent job they not only took wickets but bowled at such great lengths that opposition didn’t scored much against them. Now they have to play against KXIP who is struggling but have ability to win the match at opposition home ground.
Coming towards the Kings X1 Punjab side who is still struggling not due to their combination but with the form of their players as most of their batsmen are looking very rusty and are not contributing much for the team. Both star players of KXIP Maxwell and Miller are looking very rusty as they didn’t score much for the team and they surely need to get their form back otherwise they will just remain at the bottom of the table the way they are. Miller as a captain also didn’t much for the team his didn’t took much good decisions for the team and KXIP management have to think about either he should be changed or retained as a captain. Kings X1 Punjab bowlers also didn’t click much and that is due to their combination. If KXIP managed to beat SRH in this important match that will not only boost up their moral but also it can stabilize their position in the group table. This will be a very important match for KXIP about Miller as a captain and their position in points table.
Match will be played at Hyderabad and this ground always helped the batsmen but we surely have to see how it goes for this match as there are rough patches in the pitch. There is no rain forecast for the match.