In today’s encounter, Sunrisers Hyderabad is set to host Kings XI Punjab in the 48th fixture of the IPL 2019. The hosts will be eyeing the playoff spot with another win while Punjab will look to outplay their opponents in front of their home crowd.  Both the teams will battle it out for the second time in this tournament. Kings XI Punjab emerged victorious by six wickets when these two sides met last time.

Sunrisers Hyderabad has one of the most balanced teams in this season. However, after a flourishing start in the campaign, they seemed to lose their mojo. With five wins and six defeats in their eleven outings, SRH is placed precariously at the fourth spot in the league table. David Warner and Jonny Bairstow scored plenty of runs, but the middle order has been vulnerable under pressure. The hosts would be hoping to avenge their previous loss at Mohali against the same opponent. Kane & Co will try to take advantage of the home conditions in this must-win encounter.

Meanwhile, Kings XI Punjab has played some fabulous cricket in the past few weeks. Having started the tournament on a high, Punjab is now struggling to seal their playoffs berth. Currently, they are lying at the sixth spot in the points table with five wins in eleven games. After losing two games on the trot, the visitors will be determined to register a win in the upcoming match. With match winners like Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, David Miller and R Ashwin in their ranks, Kings XI Punjab has the potential to beat any team on their day.

 

MATCH DETAILS

 

Date: Monday, April 29, 2019

Time: 08:00 PM IST

Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad

League: Indian Premier League

Live Telecast: Star Network

Online Streaming: Hotstar

 

Venue Stats IPL

 

Matches won batting first – 22

Matches won bowling first – 35

Average 1st Inns scores – 156

Average 2nd Inns scores – 148

Highest total recorded – 223/3 (20 Ov) by CSK vs SRH

Lowest total recorded – 80/10 (19.1 Ov) by DC vs SRH

Highest score chased – 217/7 (19.5 Ov) by RR vs DCG

Lowest score defended – 129/8 (20 Ov) by MI vs RPS

 

Head-to-Head Record

 

Total Played: 13

SRH: 09

KXIP: 04

 

TEAM NEWS

 

Sunrisers Hyderabad

  • Md. Nabi might feature in the playing XI at the expense of Shakib al Hasan.

Kings XI Punjab

  • Sam Curran might return to the starting lineup in place of Hardus Viljoen.
  • Sarfraz Khan can also be given a chance ahead of Mandeep Singh.

 

Squads

 

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Martin Guptill, Wriddhiman Saha, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, David Warner, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi, Kane Williamson (c), Jonny Bairstow, Shahbaz Nadeem, Vijay Shankar, Sandeep Sharma, Ricky Bhui, Deepak Hooda, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan, Basil Thampi, Rashid Khan, K Khaleel Ahmed, Abhishek Sharma

 

Kings XI Punjab

Ravichandran Ashwin (C), Chris Gayle, Andrew Tye, David Miller, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Agnivesh Ayachi, Sam Curran, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Varun Chakravarthy, Hardus Viljoen, Ankit Rajpoot, Lokesh Rahul, PrabhSimran Singh, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Darshan Nalkande, Arshdeep Singh, Moises Henriques, Harpreet Brar, Mandeep Singh

 

Key Players

 

Sunrisers Hyderabad

  • Manish Pandey
  • David Warner
  • Rashid Khan 

Kings XI Punjab

  • Chris Gayle
  • KL Rahul
  • Sam Curran

 

Probable Playing XI

 

Sunrisers Hyderabad

David Warner, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Vijay Shankar, Shakib Al Hasan / Mohammed Nabi, Deepak Hooda, Wriddhiman Saha, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul

Kings XI Punjab

Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Nicholas Pooran, Mandeep Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin, Sam Curran / Hardus Viljoen, Murugan Ashwin, Ankit Rajpoot, Mohammed Shami