KXIP vs SRH: Head-to-head, Playing XI and other interesting stats
Kings XI Punjab welcome Sunrisers Hyderabad at IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. The match number 16 of 2018 IPL is expected to be a high-octane thriller. SRH are the only team with a 100% win record this season and that will make KXIP wary about the threats in store. Will KXIP end SRH's run? Here is our pre-match report.
Sunrisers have a healthy advantage in head-to-head
The visitors have enjoyed their time in IPL against KXIP and the head-to-head record says it all. In 10 matches, SRH have won 8 times, whereas, Punjab have emerged victorious only twice. Interestingly, in Mohali, KXIP have failed to crack the code against Sunrisers. In four matches played here, SRH have won it all. Without any doubt, Williamson led SRH go in as favorites.
Big battle between bat and ball
SRH's dream bowling line-up will be relishing to have a go against a famed KXIP batting-unit. From Gayle, Rahul to Nair, Kings XI will need the top order to give it all to dominate against Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Co. It would be a classy battle.
KXIP need to come out strong
In order to beat the best, one needs to have the perfect Playing XI . It would be interesting to see with what team Ashwin goes out with. Aaron Finch has struggled which makes a case for either David Miller or Marcus Stoinis. Finally, he needs Axar to step up and will hope the bowlers can halt the progress of SRH batsmen.
Probable Playing XI- Kings XI Punjab
Chris Gayle, KL Rahul (wicket-keeper), Mayank Agarwal, Yuvraj Singh, Karun Nair, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, R Ashwin (captain), Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Andrew Tye and Mohit Sharma.
Probable Playing XI- Sunrisers Hyderabad
Shikhar Dhawan, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Kane Williamson (captain), Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Deepak Hooda, Shakib Al Hasan, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul and Billy Stanlake.