David Warner’s Sunrisers Hyderabad will lock horns against Kings XI Punjab in match 22 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. The two teams will square off at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Thursday.
Both the teams are currently placed amongst the last four of the Points Table. With two wins in five clashes, David Warner and co. hold the sixth spot. On the other hand, the Punjab-based franchise has registered just a solitary victory in five matches to struggle at the final position.
Kings XI Punjab has several issues ahead of them as they need to make a few changes in their playing XI. It would be interesting to see if they play Chris Gayle and Mujeeb Ur Rahman in the upcoming match. Sunrisers Hyderabad lost their lead pacer, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, due to a hip injury during the game against CSK. He has been ruled out from the remaining tournament.
SRH vs KXIP: Head-to-Head
Total matches played: 14
SRH won: 10
KXIP won: 4
No Result: 0
SRH vs KXIP: Possible Playing XIs
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (Captain), Jonny Bairstow (Wicket-Keeper), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Basil Thampi/Siddharth Kaul, T Natarajan, Sandeep Sharma/Khaleel Ahmed
Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul (Captain), Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Glenn Maxwell/Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran (Wicket-Keeper), Sarfaraz Khan, Murugan Ashwin/Krishnappa Gowtham, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Sheldon Cottrell, Mujeeb Ur Rehman/Chris Jordan.
SRH vs KXIP: Players to watch out for
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner, Kane Williamson, Rashid Khan
Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul, Nicholas Pooran, Mohammed Shami
SRH vs KXIP: Match Prediction
Kings XI Punjab has great match-winners in their side, and if they manage to add Gayle in their line-up, Punjab will start this game as the run-away winners. The performance of the West Indian will play a crucial role for them in this clash.