SRH vs KXIP Match Preview – The Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium is all set to host an epic encounter, where the Orange Army will lock their horns with the Kings XI Punjab in the battleground.
The form of both the teams has been the same in this season of IPL so far. Sunrisers Hyderabad is at 4th position while the Kings XI is at 6th position in the points table.
With Jonny Bairstow’s departure from the team, SRH has been hurt severely. They lost their previous match against the Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur and are now in a scenario where they have to win all the remaining matches of the tournament.
On the other hand, Kings XI Punjab also find themselves in a similar situation, where they’ve to win their remaining matches and that too with the higher run rates.
The last time when both the teams faced each other in IPL 2019, KXIP won the match.
Now, it’ll be very interesting to see, whether Sunrisers avenge their defeat from the Kings XI Punjab, or the Ashwin led-KXIP repeat similar performance once again.
Here are the match preview, Dream 11 fantasy league teams, pitch report, weather conditions, our power picks, and all the details of today’s match.
The 48th match of the Indian Premier League season 12th of SRH vs KXIP will be hosted by the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.
This encounter between both the teams will start at 08:00 PM local time tonight (02:30 GMT).
In India, the official broadcasting channel for live telecasting of IPL matches is Star Sports.
You can also watch the online Live Streaming of today’s game of SRH vs KXIP on Hotstar.
From the last 3-4 matches, the pitch at Hyderabad has been a bit slow & sluggish. This allows the ball turners to come into play and get some early wickets for their side.
It is expected that the pitch will behave the same for tonight’s game as well, and it will most likely help spinners to hunt early wickets. Looking at the pitch’s condition, we also expect the team winning the toss to bat first on this wicket.
Average 1st Innings total at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad (last 4 Night IPL games): 156
Records of the chasing teams at this venue: Won 2, Lost 2
The temperature during the match of SRH vs KXIP will not be an issue for the teams, as it will hover around 31 and 35 degrees.
According to the updated weather reports, the humidity level is expected to be on the lower end at 34% tonight during the playtime.
As compared to the previous two games here at Hyderabad, the dew will be less tonight, giving a bit relief to the defending side. Also, the reports portray clear weather throughout the day with no chances of rain.
Last 5 IPL Matches (most-recent match first)
The win/lose stats for both the teams are as follows;
Sunrisers Hyderabad: L, W, W, L, L
Kings XI Punjab: L, L, W, L, L
Possible Playing 11:
Here are possible playing 11 of the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) for tonight’s match.
David Warner, Kane Williamson (C), Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Shakib Al Hasan, Deepak Hooda, Rashid Khan, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed
SRH’s Bench Strength – Ricky Bhui, Basil Thampi, Martin Guptill, Mohammad Nabi, Abhishek Sharma, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shreevats Goswami, Yusuf Pathan
Kings XI Punjab
KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, David Miller, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Ravi Ashwin, Murugan Ashwin, Sam Curran, Ankit Rajpoot, Mohammed Shami
KXIP’s Bench Strength – Karun Nair, Simran Singh, Varun Chakravarthy, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Darshan Nalkande, Andrew Tye, Moises Henriques, Agnivesh Ayachi, Arshdeep Singh, Hardus Viljoen, Harpreet Brar
There is no news of injury or replacement yet from any side. We’ll update soon if there is one.
Fantasy Cricket League Tips
Win Small and Grand leagues of fantasy cricket leagues by following our tips and match predictions. Here are our suggested options for Captain and Vice-captain choices for tonight’s match of SRH vs KXIP.
Captain Choices: KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Chris Gayle, David Warner
Vice Captain Choices: Manish Pandey, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal
Crickclassics’ Dream 11 Teams
At Crickclassics, we carry out an in-depth analysis of each and every match to make the best and winning teams for the fantasy cricket leagues like Dream11, My Team 11, MPL, 11 Wickets, etc.
Here are our teams for small and grand leagues of Dream 11 for tonight’s match of SRH vs KXIP.
Small League/Head To Head Team
Wicket Keeper – Nicholas Pooran
Batsman – David Warner (C), Chris Gayle (VC), Manish Pandey, Mayank Agarwal
All-Rounders – Vijay Shankar, Ravi Ashwin
Bowlers – Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Khaleel Ahmed, Murugan Ashwin
Grand/Mega League Team
Wicket Keeper – Wriddhiman Saha
Batsman – David Warner, Manish Pandey (C), David Miller, Kane Williamson, KL Rahul (VC)
All-Rounders – Shakib Al Hasan, Ravi Ashwin
Bowlers – Mohammed Shami, Siddarth Kaul, Murugan Ashwin
Power Pick Player
Our power pick for today’s match between SRH and KXIP is KL Rahul.
In his last 5 innings against the Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL, Rahul has scored 185 runs at an average of 45.80 (including 2 half centuries), making him a must-have player in grand leagues.
Due to high-credit issues, it’ll be tough to pick Warner, Gayle, and KL Rahul in the same team. Looking at Warner’s recent form, he is a must-have player in both small and grand leagues. Thus, pick either Gayle or Rahul with Warner in your fantasy league team.
Our Match Prediction:
Both SRH and KXIP are in the same form. Thus, looking at the weather conditions and pitch reports, we predict the team batting second to win the match.
Current Points Table
Here is the current position of all teams in the points table.
Our fantasy cricket league teams for yesterday’s match of KKR vs MI performed really well, and we hope you win small & grand leagues of fantasy cricket games with our today’s teams, match predictions, match previews, detailed analysis of the match, and fantasy cricket tips.
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*Disclaimer: These teams are based on the analysis, instinct, and understanding of the author. Make your own decision and consider the points mentioned while selecting your team.