SRH vs KXIP

The new week opens up with a SRH vs KXIP encounter tonight. The battle for the top 4 and a playoffs berth continues with the Sunrisers Hyderabad eager to consolidate their 4th place in the IPL 2019 table. In the meantime, Punjab also stand an outside chance of a top 4 slot.

Tonight’s IPL 2019 match will see SRH with the home crowd egging them on at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium and ES will help with the Dream 11 Predictions in case fans are still unsure.

People interested in Dream 11 predictions will likely have a hard time figuring out the perfect 11. But we have it sorted for them. We will provide an extensive detailed analysis helping fill up the perfect 11.

Team News

Both teams head into this SRH vs KXIP match on the back of losses. The Sunrisers lost their last match to the Rajasthan Royals, while the Kings XI lost to the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Predicted Playing 11

Sunrisers: David Warner, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Shakib al HasanBhuvneshwar KumarRashid Khan, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem

Punjab: Chris Gayle, Karun Nair, KL Rahul, Mandeep Singh, Sam Curran, Nicholas Pooran, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Murugan Ashwin, Agnivesh Ayachi

Weather and pitch report

Since the match takes place in the evening, temperatures will be a lot cooler, though it will range between 31°C and 34°C. Also considering that humidity will be quite low but there will still be a dew factor.

The Rajiv Gandhi pitch will likely be advantageous for batsmen but can tend to slow down. However, even spinners can enjoy themselves on this pitch, so batsmen need to be wary.

H2H record

There have been 13 SRH vs KXIP ties with Hyderabad dominating the head to head scene. The Sunrisers Hyderabad have sealed 9 wins to the Kings XI’s paltry 4. Currently, the pendulum swings towards the Sunrisers as they are higher in the table, it also helps that it is a home game for them. The highest score statistic goes to KXIP’s side with 211 to SRH’s 207. The lowest score goes in the other direction with 121 to Punjab’s 119.

Wicketkeeper

Nicholas Pooran is the first-choice wicketkeeper ahead of Wriddhiman Saha. The 23-year old wicket-keeper/batsman has 63 runs from 4 matches including a high score of 46. He also has a strike rate of 131.25 and he can be a key player for the Kings XI Punjab in this encounter.

Batsmen

Among the four batsmen, two are Sunrisers players, namely Kane Williamson and David Warner. KL Rahul and Chris Gayle represent Punjab in this SRH vs KXIP tie. Rahul has an unbeaten 100* at a strike rate of 130.08 while Gayle has an unbeaten 99* at a strike rate of 162.04.

On the side of the Sunrisers Hyderabad, Williamson has a high score of 14  from 5 matches at a strike rate of 89.13. Warner boasts of a strike rate of 143.76 with an unbeaten100 * to his credit.

All rounders

A lone all-rounder makes the SRH vs KXIP list, with the honour going to Vijay Shankar for SRH. Shankar has 173 runs and 1 wicket in hand at an economy of 7.71.

Bowlers

For the bowling quintet, the Sunrisers have three players in the SRH vs KXIP Dream 11 team. They are Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. The remaining two spots are occupied by Murugan Ashwin and Agnivesh Ayachi. Sharma has 10 wickets at an economy of 8.25 while teammate Ahmed has 8 wickets at an economy of 7.20 and Kumar has 8 wickets at an economy of 7.72.

On the other end of the spectrum, Ashwin has 4 wickets at an economy of 6.64 and Ayachi could be making his IPL debut.

Captain and vice captain

The one leading this SRH vs KXIP Dream 11 side is David Warner with Chris Gayle taking on the role of vice captain.