This is super Sunday and we have 2 important matches for the day. The first match will be an exciting match when the table toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad will take on the hosts Kings X1 Punjab. Sunrisers Hyderabad are at the top of the table and need just 1 win to go for the knockout stage. Match will be played at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali and that is home ground of KXIP. Match will be live at 3:30 PM Pakistan Standard time.
Starting from the Sunrisers Hyderabad side who have played marvelous cricket so far and have stunned everybody with their dazzling performance. They so far have won 7 out of 11 games and lost just 1. Now they need a single victory for the next round. Sunrisers batting wasn’t the best so far but the way their openers have took their team and have scored runs it was quite admiring. Both Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner have played excellent cricket and scored consistently for his side while the issue is with their middle order as none of their middle order batsmen have scored runs on regular basis. They have got Yuvraj Singh back in their side which is a positive gesture but so far he didn’t perform much for his side. Overall their batting is good and just need a bit more consistency.
Coming towards their bowling who is the major reason they are at the top of the table. The way their pacers have performed in this season that was just excellent. Ashish Nehra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mustafizur Rahman, Moses Henriques all have played a vital role in their bowling and most of their bowlers are in the list of top wicket takers this season which is a positive sign for SRH side. Now their match is against KXIP which is at the bottom but they have no pressure as they are out of the tournament so SRH have to show their best game if they really want to book their place in final 4.
Coming towards the KXIP side who couldn’t do much this season and now they are out of the tournament. KXIP biggest issue this season was that most of their players couldn’t got their form and remained totally off color this season. Shaun Marsh got injured and it was a big blow for the KXIP side whereas Glenn Maxwell and David Miller remained totally out of form this year which cost KXIP a lot this season. KXIP bowlers also didn’t do much season and most of the them remained quite rusty. They changed their captain from David Miller to Maurli Vijay and he was the only one who scored runs for KXIP on regular basis. They called Hashim Amla in the team but also didn’t performed up to the expectations. Now they just want to end this tournament in a respectable way and try to win maximum matches because they have not much pressure.
The match will be in Mohali and the pitch will surely be on flat track of Mohali because they can’t afford SRH best bowling attack. Weather is clear and dry for the match.