SRH seek to put campaign back on track against KXIP
Today the Rising Suns from Hyderabad and the Kings from Punjabi will battle it out at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. So far in the league SRH has won two matches and lost two, hence they would definitely like to break their losing spell now. Same is the case with KXIP.
The Sunrisers had a perfect start this season by winning their first two games — against Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Lions — at home. However, they lost their next two matches away from home — against Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders.
Come Monday, it would be an opportunity for SRH to bounce back on their home turf. The team possessed one of the best bowling attacks in IPL-10 with the likes of pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan, the experienced Ashish Nehra, Ben Cutting, Bangladesh’s Mustafizzur Rahman and all-rounders Yuvraj Singh and Moises Henriques in their ranks.
The Punjab side has also won their first two matches and lost the next two, much like SRH, and they too would aim to get their momentum back.
The visiting side have some dangerous batsmen, especially the three Ms — David Miller, Glenn Maxwell and Eoin Morgan — who can pile up runs.
As for KXIP, their bowlers have struggled. Varun Aaron is way too expensive and the rest the three Sharma’s – Ishant, Mohit and Sandeep – have been moderate at best.Maxwell has gone off the boil with the bat, while Hashim Amla is not quite taking off.
When & Where :
17 April 2017, 20:00 Hrs IST, Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad
Current Status in IPL 2017
SRH: Matches – 4, Won – 2 ,Lost – 2 (W, W, L, L)
KXIP: Matches – 4, Won –2, Lost – 2 (W, W, L, L)
Predicted XI: David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan, Moises Henriques, Deepak Hooda, Yuvraj Singh, Naman Ojha, Bipul Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra
Kings XI Punjab
Predicted XI: Hashim Amla, Manan Vohra, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Glenn Maxwell (capt), David Miller, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, Varun Aaron, Ishant Sharma/Kariappa
Head to Head
Overall: Matches played – 8, SRH Won – 6, KXIP Won – 2
Our Prediction for the game:
Home conditions will help SRH a lot , looking at the head to head record SRH have quite goodchance to win.
Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad are both undefeated at home, but are yet to win an away match this season.
Our prediction goes with SRH 70% – KXIP 30%
When these two teams clash against each other, as the SRH v/s KXIP match would be intense, one would also have to keep a look on the points table, as a lot might be happening on the same after the match. Punjab v/s Hyderabad match predictions definitely ain’t an easy job; both have them have enough of a reason to outdo each other today.