IPL: Battle in KXIP and SRH today, victory needed for play off
The teams of Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will face each other on Saturday in the 43rd match of the 13th season of IPL
The teams of Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will face each other on Saturday in the 43rd match of the 13th season of IPL. The Punjab team is back on track with three consecutive wins, while Sunrisers Hyderabad are excited with a big win in the last match. In Dubai, this match will start at 7.30 pm Indian time.
The position of Kings XI and Sunrisers is same. Both these teams have 8 points in 10 matches, but Hyderabad’s team is ranked one place ahead of their rivals in the 5th position in the table of 8 teams due to better run speed. To ensure a place in the play offs, these two teams will have to win the remaining matches.
SRH vs KXIP: What do the figures say ..?
Talking about IPL records, there have been 15 matches (2013-2020) between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab. Sunrisers have won 11 while Punjab have won 4. This season, the last match between the two was won by Sunrisers by 69 runs.
KXIP have won all three previous matches
The tournament did not start well for Kings XI, but it has performed brilliantly in the last three matches. Kings XI defeated Delhi Capitals, Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore and the team led by KL Rahul will try to continue the victory campaign to make it to the top four.
The batting of Kings XI is in safe hands. Captain Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle and Nicholas Puran are doing well, but Glenn Maxwell’s form is a matter of concern. With the arrival of Jimmy Neesham, the team’s batting and bowling led by Mohammed Shami also got some strength.
Challenge to win all four matches
Sunrisers also have to win the remaining four matches to reach the play-offs. After three consecutive defeats, an 8-wicket win against Rajasthan Royals on Thursday has boosted the morale of the team. David Warner’s team will leave no stone unturned to keep the play-off hopes