Both the teams are coming back of a defeat. Kings XI Punjab lost to Chennai Super Kings by 22 runs. While Sunrisers Hyderabad lost to Mumbai Indians by 40 runs in their last game.
Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab both will be searching for their next win of the tournament. As both, the teams are on 6 points after playing 5 games this season.
Kings XI Punjab – WLWWL
Punjab were in control for the most part of their run chase against Chennai but couldn’t finish their game. Probably like Harsha Bhogle said after that game,
“The news for chasing teams is that because Russell can, doesn’t mean you can.”
That’s exactly what happened with Punjab but they still have had a good start to the season and can look to build up on it.
Sunrisers Hyderabad – LWWWL
Hyderabad lost their last game against Mumbai despite being set a modest target of 137. Out of all the five games that Hyderabad has played this season last game was their only poor performance so far. It also raised question on their middle-order who couldn’t cope with early loss of Warner and Bairstow.
Probably missing Williamson in the middle-order but he will be right back after he recovers from his injury.
Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
Kings XI Punjab
Rahul(wk), Gayle, M Agarwal, Sarafaraz, Miller, Mandeep Singh, S Curran, Ashwin(c), Tye, Shami, M Ashwin.
Warner, Bairstow(wk), Vijay Shankar, M Pandey, Hooda, Y Pathan, Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar, S Kaul, Sandeep Sharma.
Chris Gayle (KXIP)
When there is Chris Gayle in your team there is no player more important to you. Same is the case with Kings XI Punjab.
Remember what happened last time Rashid Khan met Mr.Gayle? Probably that was the worst beating Rashid Khan ever got. Gayle will be the key for Punjab.
David Warner (SRH)
This match might be the battle of openers. David Warner is no less than Chris Gayle in his ability to create havoc. Especially the form he is in, he holds the key for Hyderabad. Warner’s innings will be extremely important to the Sunrisers Hyderabad and their bowlers.
Best Fantasy Team
Keeper – Bairstow
Batsmen – Warner, Gayle, Sarfaraz, Miller
All Rounders – Vijay Shankar, Nabi, S Curran
Bowlers – Rashid, Kaul, Tye