The Sunrisers Hyderabad will play Kings XI Punjab and want to avenge their first defeat this IPL by winning this game to be played at Hyderabad today at 8 pm. They have a very good record on their home ground by winning 22 games and losing 11 games. They won all the 8 games they recently played at Hyderabad. They are excited and confident by their win against Mumbai Indians in their previous game.
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On the other hand, the visitors want to repeat their saga of victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad and secure the top position in the points table. They succeeded to defeat Delhi DareDevils by 4 runs in their previous game and register 4 wins out of 5 games. They have their batting spearhead, Chris Gayle, the one SRH lacking.
Both the teams seem great in their bowling attack with Mujeeb Zadran and Rashid Khan. All the other bowlers seem terrific at the need of the hour. The Sunrisers Hyderabad managed to wind up the Mumbai Indians for 87 runs in the absence of their crucial bowler, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Coming to the cons of SRH, they were suffering injury woes of Billy Stanlake and Shikhar Dhawan. They felt a great relief by the return of Bhuvneshwar Kumar who picked 93 wickets off 63 games in his IPL career. Siddharth Kaul and Rashid Khan are exceptional bowlers for the team.
Kane Williamson is the orange cap winner for the team. He is the crucial batsman for SRH and is playing with great consistency both as the skipper and the batsman.
Coming to the KXIP, they seem stronger than the opponents with bowlers like Mujeeb Zadran, Andrew Tye and batsmen like Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, and Karun Nair. KL Rahul is no less than Chris Gayle. He has been performing consistently by hitting 236 runs off 6 games. The KXIP is known for hitting good scores in the first six overs with the run rate being 10.30 in this season.
SRH has a good record with their run rate being 8.72 in the Powerplays and against spin, their run rate is above 6 runs per over. They recorded their best economy rate in this season with 6.91per over.
After this game, the KXIP plays MI at Mohali on May 4th after a break of 7 days and SRH will play RR at Jaipur on 29th April.