Kings XI Punjab
would look to end its three-match losing streak, when KL Rahul
led side takes on Sunrisers Hyderabad
at Dubai International cricket stadium on Thursday. A win would help Kings XI to improve its rankings on IPL 2020
points table. Hyderabad, on the other hand, has lost a high scoring match at Sharjah during its previous IPL match. Kings XI Punjab
needs to stick with a consitent bowling attack, given the team has tried 15 bowling combinations in last 5 matches with pacer Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell and spinner Ravi Bishnoi as only constant.
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The punjab team management should include Afghani spinner Mujeeb-ur-Rahman in KXIP playing 11. Meanwhile, it is expected that SRH would go with the unchanged playing 11 from previous match given, the team has lost its previous game against strong Mumbai Indians.
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KXIP team news
Things have gone from bad to worse for KL Rahul-led KXIP, especially after suffering a 10-wicket defeat at the hands of Chennai Super Kings. This hints at changes in the bowling line-up, and KXIP has talented Mujeeb ur Rehman in its squad. It remains to be seen if they tap on this resource.
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The batters are still better off though, considering how KL Rahul, and Mayank Agarwal have been consistent with the bat. Despite scoring runs and doing well on the field, KXIP finds itself at the bottom of the IPL 2020 Points table. They are in immediate need for a turnaround.
SRH team news
On the other hand, David Warner-led Sunrisers Hyderabad
slipped in its previous outing after finding ways to win matches.
However, SRH will not have the services of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mitchell Marsh, who are out of the equation due to injuries, this leaves less options for the Warner-led side.
Sandeep Sharma still managed to fill the void but Siddharth Kaul gave away too many runs. Former SRH skipper Kane Williamson is also struggling, too.
Warner could consider bringing Khaleel Ahmed back and include Jason Holder into playing 11.
IPL 2020, Match 22: SRH vs KXIP Pitch report
The average first innings score is near 180, signifying that batsmen will enjoy the pitch. Pacers are likely to get some swing in the early overs while the spinners would have their chance in the middle overs. Batting first and putting a good total will be preferable for both the captains.
(c), Abhishek Sharma, Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Billy Stanlake, Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan, Vijay Shankar, Wriddhiman Saha, Abdul Samad, Fabian Allen, Jason Holder, Priyam Garg, Sandeep Bavanaka, Sanjay Yadav, Virat Singh
Kings XI Punjab
(C), Karun Nair, Mohammed Shami, Nicholas Pooran, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Hardus Viljoen, Darshan Nalkande, Sarfaraz Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Murugan Ashwin, K Gowtham, J Suchith, Glenn Maxwell, Sheldon Cottrell, Deepak Hooda, Ishan Porel, Ravi Bishnoi, James Neesham, Chris Jordan, Tajinder Dhillon, Prabhsimran Singh, Agnivesh Ayachi, Harpreet Brar, Murugan Ashwin