The Sunrisers Hyderabad will take on the Kings XI Punjab in match 22 of IPL 2020 at Dubai on 8 October (Thursday).
The match will commence from 7:30 IST and 6:30 local time. The game will be telecasted on Star Sports Network and viewers can also see the live match on digital streaming platform Disney+ Hotstar.
Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab both lost their previous encounters and will be eager to bounce back. SRH lost a high scoring match against Mumbai Indians at Sharjah. On the other hand, KL Rahul and his men were completely outplayed by CSK. ‘
Head To Head
Matches Played: 14
SRH Won: 10
KXIP Won: 4
The match will be played in hot and humid conditions in Dubai. Even at night, the temperatures will be around 35-36 degree Celcius which will be challenging conditions for all the players.
The teams batting first so far has had an advantage in Dubai as the surface gets slower as the match progress. The pitch will once again be at its best to bat in the first half and will assist slower bowlers in the second half.
Average First Innings Score
160-170 in IPL 2020
Injury and Availability News
SRH will be once again without Bhuvneshwar Kumar after the pacer due to injury has been ruled out of IPL 2020.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow(w), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Siddharth Kaul.
Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul (wk/c), Mayank Agarwal, Mayank Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Shami, Chris Jordan/Hardus Viljoen, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi, Harpreet Brar.
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab – Top Fantasy Picks
David Warner: At the top order skipper of SRH, David Warner will once again be for the success of his side. So far Warner has scored most runs for SRH against Kings XI Punjab in IPL with 574.
Johnny Bairstow: The explosive Johnny Bairstow will be once again seeing to deliver with the bat for his side and give them a flying start. Both Bairstow and Warner should be a sure shot pick in your fantasy XI.
Rashid Khan: The irresistible Rashid Khan has been sensational in the last two matches for Sunrisers Hyderabad. He will once again he trump card for his side and will be looking to pick wickets and keep a check on the scoring rate.
Manish Pandey: The Sunrisers Hyderabad number 3 can also be included as a batsman in your fantasy teams as he has been in fine form in IPL 2020.
KL Rahul: The KXIP skipper is currently the leading run-getter of IPL 2020. Rahul has scored a bulk of runs for his side and once again be looking to replicate and lead from the front.
Mayank Aggarwal: KL Rahul’s opening partner Mayank Aggarwal has batted with supreme confidence in the IPL so far. He has looked in great touch and will be again key for his side against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Nicholas Pooran: The destructive middle-order batsman Pooran has shown glimpses of his top form in the last few matches. He will be aiming to capitalise on his starts and finish the match for Kings XI Punjab.
Ravi Bishnoi: The talented Ravi Bishnoi will be eyeing to pick wickets of the SRH batsmen. SRH mainly consists of right-handers in their team against whom Bishnoi will be extremely handy in the middle overs.
Mohammed Shami: The leader of KXIP’s bowling attack will be again under pressure to delivers and give his captain breakthroughs of the top order of SRH.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Rashid Khan, KL Rahul
Vice-Captain Options – David Warner, Mayank Agarwal
KXIP And SRH Other Top Fantasy Picks
Batsmen: Priyam Garg, Bairstow, Warner, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Mayank Agarwal
All-Rounders: Abhishek Sharma
Spinners: Rashid Khan, Bishnoi
Fast Bowlers: Shami, T Natrajan
Kings XI Punjab to win with KL Rahul producing a match-winning knock.