KXIP has made an impressive comeback in this season after a bad start. Whereas the Orange Army is still struggling to find the momentum in their corner. Both teams need these important 2 points from this game to stay in the playoffs race. So this match is surely going to be a mouth-watering one.
Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Date: Oct 24, 2020
Time: 07:30 PM
The 43rd match of the IPL 2020 will be played between Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Kings XI Punjab is at 6th position on the points table with 4 wins from 10 matches. KXIP is making a strong comeback after a disappointing start to this season. KXIP is coming off a win against DC in their previous game. Sunrisers Hyderabad, on the other hand, has won 4 matches out of 10 games and is at 5th position on the points table. SRH defeated Rajasthan Royals in their last match by 8 wickets. Kings XI Punjab will be starting as favorites to win this game against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
The skies will stay clear with zero chances of rain interruptions. The weather conditions will remain hot for the entire duration of the game with no relief even after the sunset. The temperature is expected to hover around 32 degrees Celsius.
The surface at Dubai International Stadium has favored the team batting first. Batsmen need to spend some time before shifting their gears. The track is providing more assistance to the bowlers who have good pace variations. As the game continues spinners can take control over the game. The average 1st innings score at this venue is 174 runs.
Probable Playing XI:
Kings XI Punjab:
KL Rahul (C & WK), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, James Neesham, Arshdeep Singh
David Warner (C), Jonny Bairstow (WK), Priyam Garg, Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, T Natarajan
Head to head records:
David Warner: The SRH skipper is the leading run-scorer from his side. Warner has scored 335 runs in 10 matches which includes 2 half-centuries. He is expected to play an explosive innings in this game.
KL Rahul: Rahul is leading from the front for KXIP. Currently, he is the Orange Cap holder in this season with a whopping 540 runs in 10 matches. He can also give us some crucial fantasy points from behind the wickets.
Arshdeep Singh: Arshdeep has taken 6 wickets in 5 matches this season. The tall bowler can take advantage of his height to clip off some wickets in this match.
Deepak Hooda: Deepak Hooda has an amazing ability to attack the bowlers. He scored 38 runs from 3 matches so far in this season. He can also contribute some crucial fantasy points with the ball in hand.
Kings XI Punjab is expected to win this game.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.