The IPL 2019 is approaching its business end.
The match number 38 will see Sunrisers Hyderabad lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Sunday.
KKR have lost four matches on the trot, whereas, SRH recently got back to winning ways.
Meanwhile, here we analyze the ideal Dream XI for this thrilling tie.
Starting with the wicket-keeping department, the perfect man for this role is SRH's explosive opener, Jonny Bairstow.
He has made a name for himself this season, after getting involved in a run-feast, while he has also scored a century and a half-century.
Being the second highest run-scorer for the side after David Warner, besides his sound wicket-keeping skills, he is a favorite.
We have opted for four batsmen in this XI.
SRH's explosive opener David Warner has been in great form despite his one-year ban. He is currently the Orange Cap holder.
Meanwhile, KKR's Nitish has made headlines, courtesy his consistent performance and is likely to dominate this line-up.
SRH's Deepak Hooda and KKR's Robin Uthappa too would come in handy in the middle.
The all-round department starts with SRH's Vijay Shankar,
He has been doing good with the ball in this tournament, while he is also a sound batsman.
Further, the department is certainly to be dominated by the big Jamaican Andre Russell, who needs no introduction.
KKR's Sunil Narine too makes the list, who can give the start, besides claiming a couple of wickets.
As for the bowling attack, the line-up starts with charismatic spinner Rashid Khan, who is a no-brainer here.
He is likely to be supported by pacer Khaleel Ahmed, whom we are considering due to credit constraints. He can chip in with a couple as well.
Lastly, KKR pacer Prasidh Krishna has been improving with every game and is likely to maintain his consistent form.
It is once again a tough call to select the leaders.
However, after careful analysis, we feel that it only makes sense to have Russell as the ultimate leader of the side, courtesy his flawless form of late.
Being an all-rounder can help him extract points.
Meanwhile, Bairstow is the right man as his deputy. We expect a big innings from him at home.
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