IPL 2017 | Preview Match 19 : Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab

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IPL 2017 | Preview Match 19 : Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab

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SportsCafe Desk


Both Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab have lost back to back games going into their encounter tonight and therefore the importance of this match cannot be emphasized enough. Sunrisers will back themselves to get the desired result given that they are playing at home.

Sunrisers and Kings XI Punjab have both won two and lost two in four outings this season. Considering that both their losses have come back to back, both teams will look to arrest their slide tonight.’s fixture.

Head to Head:

Both teams have registered two wins in four previous meetings.

Last Meeting:

In a close encounter. After Hashim Amla blasted 96 to take Punjab to 179, David Warner slammed a fifty and Yuvraj Singh cracked 42* to take Sunrisers home with seven wickets and two deliveries to spare.

Predicted Playing XI:

Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Naman Ojha (wk), Ben Cutting, Yuvraj Singh, Moises Henriques, Deepak Hooda, Bipul Sharma, Rashid Khan, Ashish Nehra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Kings XI Punjab: Hashim Amla, Manan Vohra, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Eoin Morgan, Glenn Maxwell (C), David Miller, Axar Patel, Mohit Sharma, KC Cariappa, Sandeep Sharma, Varun Aaron.

Key Players:

Yuvraj Singh (SRH): The dashing southpaw has shown signs of his old form in the last couple of games and can prove to be destructive lower down the order if the ones above him provide the defending champions with a good platform.

David Miller (KXIP): The destructive South African has been out of sorts in recent games and needs to come good and take the pressure off his captain tonight.

Pre-Match Chatter:

“The turning-point (vs Kolkata) was the spell of Kuldeep Yadav and Sunil Narine. Had we played spin better, it would have been a different result,”  Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Ashish Nehra, reflecting on his team’s performance in their last game.

Time: 8 PM

Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.

TV Listings: Sony Six HD, Sony Six, Set Max, Sony ESPN     

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