IPL 2020: Kings XI Punjab takes on Sunrisers Hyderabad

Kings XI Punjab's bowling assaults battling to discover any sort of form in this year's IPL.

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Oct 07, 2020 11:36 IST
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Kings XI Punjab's bowling assaults battling to discover any sort of form in this year's IPL. Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad will look towards their power-hitters to carry out the responsibility when the two unpredictable teams clash in an IPL match on Thursday.

KXIP is as of now moping at the bottom of the table after losing four of their five games, while SRH is just somewhat better at 6th after two wins and three losses up until this point. KXIP's quality has been in an impressive opening pair. Captain KL Rahul has been in sparkling form this year, scoring two fifties and a century, while Mayank Agarwal additionally has hit a fifty and a ton in his name. The two have done hard work for the group. Nicholas Pooran has additionally looked sharp yet Glenn Maxwell is yet to fire.

In any case, despite the strong batting exhibitions, KXIP has been not able to win because of their not so impressive bowling assault. Aside from Mohammed Shami, all the other bowlers have neglected to take wickets, yielding extremely numerous runs in death overs.

Both teams have lost their last match

They couldn't defend 223 against Rajasthan. In their 10-wicket loss last match, KXIP bowlers were confounded as Chennai Super Kings chased down a 178-run target with 14 balls and 10 wickets to spare.

On Thursday, SRH, who is honored with a solid top-order involving Jonny Bairstow, David Warner, Manish Pandey, and Kane Williamson, will hope to exploit a low-on-confidence KXIP's bowling unit.

David Warner and his men were given a 34-run thrashing by the Mumbai Indians on Sunday. Having lost their initial two games because of the middle-order, SRH addressed the issue by acquiring Williamson to the playing XI at the expense of an all-rounder. Captain Warner supported youths Abhishek Sharma and Abdul Samad to fill in for the fifth bowler. The danger paid off as the previous victors dominated two matches on the trot.

Notwithstanding, the Orange Army was dealt a gigantic blow when senior pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar was ruled out of the competition with a thigh muscle injury. In Bhuvneshwar's nonattendance, SRH battled with their bowling. Aside from T Natarajan, pacers Sandeep Sharma and Siddarth Kaul spilled runs. Samad was likewise costly, which drove Warner to go to Williamson to bowl two overs of off-turn against Mumbai.

Proceeding, there will be included pressure for the Yorker specialist Natarajan and star spinner Rashid Khan. SRH faces the problem of either giving solidness in the middle-order or reinforcing their bowling assault. They have the alternative of playing experienced Afghan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi or West Indies' Fabian Allen.

Squads of both the IPL teams

Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (c); Jonny Bairstow; Kane Williamson; Manish Pandey; Vijay Shankar; Mohammad Nabi; Rashid Khan; Shreevats Goswami; Virat Singh; Priyam Garg; Wriddhiman Saha; Abdul Samad; Sandeep Sharma; Shahbaz Nadeem; Siddharth Kaul; Billy Stanlake; T Natarajan; Basil Thampi; Jason Holder; Abhishek Sharma; B Sandeep; Sanjay Yadav; Fabian Allen; Prithvi Raj Yarra; Khaleel Ahmed.

Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul (c); Mayank Agarwal; Mohammed Shami; Deepak Hooda; Chris Jordan; Sarfaraz Khan; Mandeep Singh; Sheldon Cottrell; Chris Gayle; Glenn Maxwell; Mujeeb Ur Rahman; Karun Nair; James Neesham; Nicholas Pooran (wk); Ishan Porel; Arshdeep Singh; Murugan Ashwin; Krishnappa Gowtham; Harpreet Brar; Darshan Nalkande; Ravi Bishnoi; Simran Singh (wk); Jagadeesha Suchith; Tajinder Singh; Hardus Viljoen.

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