SRH vs KXlP – Battle for Survival

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IPL 48th match between SRH and KXlP is at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium Hyderabad. Currently SRH are at 4th position in points table with 10 points and KXlP are at 6th position with 10 points.

SRH has lost their last match against RR by 7 wickets and KXlP has lost their last match against RCB by 17 runs.

Both the teams have lost two games out of their last three games. Both teams share the same points in the table. Both the teams have played an equal number of matches so far. Both the teams fight for the spot in playoffs. CSK and DC confirm their playoff spot and MI just need one more win in their remaining two games in order to qualify. So, the battle is for the 4th place of the table.

SRH is going to lose one more key overseas player D.Warner after this match. J.Bairstow departure has already affected the team. SRH are searching for a wicketkeeper who bats well. They have tried Saha but lost their previous match. S.Goswami may be given chance in tonight’s encounter. The middle order has been a terrible failure for SRH so far in this season. KXlP has a good mix of batsman and bowler but they are unable to capitalize the crucial moments in the game.

When both teams met earlier, KXlP has won by 6 Wickets. K.L.Rahul was awarded Man of the Match.

Head to Head Overall Matches – 13

SRH – 9        KXlP – 4

At Hyderabad – 6

SRH – 5        KXlP – 1

Probable Playing Xl

Sunrisers Hyderabad:

David Warner, Shreevats Goswami (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul/Sandeep Sharma, K Khaleel Ahmed.

Kings Xl Punjab:

Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran(w), Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Hardus Viljoen, Ankit Rajpoot/Sam Curran/Arshdeep Singh, Murugan Ashwin Mohammed Shami.

Average Score at Hyderabad – 168

Last 3 Matches Form:

SRH : W,L,L

KXlP: W,L,L

It’s a must-win situation for both teams in order to make it to playoffs.

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