Dubai: In the 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020), Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will face the challenge of Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) today. This season has not been good for Kings XI Punjab yet. The team, which won one of the five matches, has lost some close matches. At the same time, Hyderabad would also like to win in the match played at Dubai International Stadium, as they too had lost in their previous match.
Talking about Punjab, its problem is mainly batting. Apart from Lokesh Rahul and Mayank Agarwal, there is no other batsman who can score runs. These two are also in the top five in the list of batsmen who have scored the most runs in the league so far, but after these two there is no other batsman who can take the responsibility of the team. Karun Nair, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Niklos Puran, Glenn Maxwell have not yet played a big innings for any team.
In the last match played against Chennai Super Kings, Puran must have scored fast in the end, but the team wants a consistently good performance from him and Glenn Maxwell so that the team can score big goals and also score big.
In bowling too, Mohammed Shami and Ravi Bishnoi are consistently doing well, but not getting consistent support from other bowlers has been a problem for the team. Overall, Punjab will be expecting a combined performance, both relentlessly and relentlessly, in both bowling and batting.
At the same time, Hyderabad also has no problems. His main bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been ruled out of the IPL due to injury. He did not even play the last match. In batting, none other than Johnny Bairstow, David Warner, Kane Williamson and Manish Pandey have played.
Young Priyam Garg had scored a half-century in a match, but consistency has been his shortcoming. After four batsmen, Hyderabad has no one else.
In bowling, Siddharth Kaul and Sandeep Sharma got a chance in the last match, but both could not impress much. In the absence of Bhubaneswar, how the team will compensate for them is a challenge. Yes, his departure will increase the responsibility on Rashid Khan. Hyderabad will also come down with its main players hoping for better performance from the rest of the players.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (Captain), Abhishek Sharma, Basil Thampi, Billy Stanlake, Johnny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shrivats Goswami, Siddharth Kaul, Khalil Ahmed, T. Natarajan, Vijay Shankar, Wriddhiman Saha, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Jason Holder, Sandeep Bawanka, Fabian Allen, Abdul Samad, Sanjay Yadav.
Kings XI Punjab: Lokesh Rahul (Captain), Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Sarfaraz Khan, Glenn Maxwell, Nicholas Pooran, Krishnappa Gautam, Chris Jordan, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Arshadip Singh, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Hardas Wijolen , Deepak Hooda, Harpreet Brar, Mujib ur Rehman, Darshan Nalakande, Jimmy Neesham, Ishaan Porel, Simran Singh, Jagdish Suchit, Tejinder Singh.