Sunrisers Hyderabad will take on Kings XI Punjab in the 22nd match of the Indian Premier League. The match will be played on the Dubai Cricket Ground and is scheduled to begin at 6:00 PM local time.
With 2 wins in 5 games, Sunrisers are placed at 5th spot in the points table and desperately need a win to revive their tournament. It’s not going to be easy though. Sunrisers Hyderabad has plenty of issues to deal with. David Warner has been on and off, so does Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey and Kane Williamson. One would assume they’re far too reliant on their top order. Also, in the last game against MI, it was clearly evident that they’re missing the services of Bhuveneshwar Kumar, especially in the death overs. In Rashid Khan and T Natarajan, they’ve have two performing bowlers but other bowlers need to come good to give them a fair chance.
Kings XI Punjab came into the tournament with great expectations but has been a big let-down. It’s not that they’ve a weak team but something is not clicking for them. Just like SRH, Punjab too are very much dependent on KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal for runs. In the bowling department, you have Mohammed Shami and Sheldon Cottrell. You can’t win matches with just 4 performing players. Other players need to lend them a helping hand.
On paper, both SRH and KXIP have a very strong team but both are facing similar issues and to predict a clear winner won’t be that easy. SRH, however, have a lot more experience in their side when compared to Punjab which will definitely be handy in a crunch game like this. Also, they’ve a pretty decent record against Punjab in previous IPL matches.
Date- 08 Oct 2020
Time- 19:30:00, GMT +5:30
Venue -Dubai Cricket Stadium – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Winner –Sunrisers Hyderabad
SRH vs KXIP Toss Prediction
Toss will be crucial for the teams Dubai has been a difficult wicket to chase.
The weather as usual will be dry and humid.
The match will be played on the Dubai Cricket Ground, Dubai. Dubai has always been a bat first wicket but in the last game, CSK showed that it’s not impossible to chase on this ground. Still, team batting first have a huge advantage on this ground. A score of 180 will be a decent score.
Sunrisers Hyderabad Predicted Playing 11
David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Siddharth Kaul, T Nataraja
Kings XI Punjab Predicted Playing 11
Lokesh Rahul (c&wk). Mayank Agarwal, Nicolas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan/Deepak Hooda, Harpreet Brar/Ishan Porel, Mohammed Shami, Chris Jordan, Sheldon Cottrell/Mujeeb ur Rahman, Ravi Bishnoi