Match 48 of IPL 2019 pits the Sunrisers Hyderabad and the Kings XI Punjab tonight. SRH and KXIP lie 4th and 6th in the standings respectively. However, both teams have a fighting chance of sneaking into the playoffs. With just a handful of matches left each this SRH vs KXIP match is all the more important for either team.
In the IPL’s 12 year history, 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.
Predicted Playing 11
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.
Prediction for match result
Both teams head into the game on the back of losses to Rajasthan and Bangalore. This match is also set to take place in the Sunrisers’ turf, so this SRH vs KXIP match may be swinging towards the Royal Challengers.
This is the second time this season that there will be an SRH vs KXIP meeting. The Punjab home leg of the RCB vs KXIP tie resulted in the hosts winning.