The Sunrisers Hyderabad are all set to take on the Kings XI Punjab on a Thursday night at the Dubai International Stadium. Looking at both sides, David Warner’s Sunrisers coming on after a 34-run loss against the in-form Mumbai Indians, and they have a lot to fix in them. Their lead bowler, Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s exit is definitely going hurt them, how bad it will be is what we’ll be finding out.
On the other side, run machine KL Rahul’s Kings XI Punjab is also coming from a highly disappointing 10-wicket loss against the mighty Chennai Super Kings. While their openers Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul are in top form, occupying two spots in the top three, competing amongst themselves for the orange cap. Seems like the best of friends jokingly are in a competition of their own.
While the Kings XI Punjab have to stop relying on their opening partnership to get them off the last spot in the table, Sunrisers have to get their batting up-front going, which we haven’t witnessed this season.
This season hasn’t been the best of starts for Sunrisers Hyderabad, currently placed sixth on the table, let’s see what they bring to table against the yet to be crowned Kings. Expect this match to be an exciting and highly intense clash between both the powerful batting sides, here’s a list of the top 5 players to watch out for.
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. KL Rahul
The ‘Klassy’ KL Rahul has been in tremendous form since the 2019 summer, consistent and unstoppable. Given the Captain’s responsibility for his side this year, he has taken it with grace and performs brave upfront.
The Leading run-scorer for Kings XI Punjab this season, with an average of 75.50, standing right at top of the table for most runs, with 2 half-centuries and a massive 132(69) in just 5 innings, he expects you to know what he is capable of.