The North of India faces the Deccan of India as Kings XI Punjab take on the Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Dubai International Cricket stadium. Two Sides who whom every win matters from now on if they have any circumstantial hope of qualifying for the playoffs this season. Which is why we expect this match to be an exciting contest between the two sides.
Talking about each side’s performance this season, Kings XI Punjab had the worst start possible in this tournament as they lost 6 out of the first 7 games they played. Their batting was mainly dominated by KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal but past this, they really didn’t get the required firepower down the order.
But ever since the last couple of games the Kings XI Punjab have managed to bounce back in style as they defeated Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals in back to back matches to keep their playoff hopes alive.
On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad had a thumping victory over Rajasthan Royals in their last match as Vijay Shankar and Manish Pandey notched up a 130 run partnership to guide them to victory. With both Sunrisers and Kings stuck at 8 points in the points table, it will be interesting to see which team has the edge over the other today. Which is why let’s take a look at the five key players to watch out in today’s game here.
Let’s take a look at the top 5 key players we should watch out for when Sunrisers Hyderabad lock horns with Kings XI Punjab :
1. Jonny Bairstow
The English wicket-keeper batsman has been one of the highest run-scores for Sunrisers Hyderabad. He has been a proven performer at the top of the order while opening the batting order with his captain David Warner seems like is yet to turn on the party.
Along with the captain, the duo formed as a threatening opening pair helping the Sunrisers get off to a flying start. We expect nothing different from Bairstow and are waiting for him to blaze up.