SRH vs KXIP Match Prediction & Betting Tips IPL 2020
SUNRISERS HYDERABAD VS KINGS XI PUNJAB 22ND MATCH PREDICTION
SRH VS KXIP PREDICTION
Sunrisers Hyderabad To Win the Match, 1.80
- Sunrisers Hyderabad have a settled combination whereas Kings XI Punjab are still searching for their correct combination
- Kings XI Punjab’s bowling has performed terribly in the last few matches and Punjab’s 10-wicket defeat against Chennai Super Kings is evidence of that
- Kings XI Punjab are a little too over-reliant on their opening pair and their middle-order hasn’t really been tested yet
- Tournament Indian Premier League 2020
- Date Oct 08, 2020
- Format T20
- Venue Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, UAE
- Time 14:00
- Weather Clear Sky, 70% Humidity, 30.8℃
SRH VS KXIP BETTING ODDS
Sunrisers Hyderabad 1.80 Kings XI Punjab 2.00
SRH VS KXIP MATCH PREDICTION & ANALYSIS
As was expected before the tournament began, Mumbai Indians continue to maintain their supremacy at the points table with six points in five matches. They reasserted their dominance with a solid win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in their previous match.
With that defeat, Sunrisers Hyderabad dropped to the seventh spot on the points table and would need to win the upcoming fixture to avoid sliding further.
Up next in the tournament, the Sunriers are set to meet King XI Punjab, who haven’t had a good tournament either. In fact, Kings XI Punjab have done worse than Sunrisers Hyderabad, and are placed at the bottom of the ladder.
Although, there are still a good number of matches to go a loss here will push the losing team a bit more farther from the playoffs. Both teams will be desperate to get back to the winning ways and we expect them both to come hard at each other. A cracker of the contest is certainly on the cards.
The match between the two sides is to be played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, on 8th October 2020.
Sunrisers Hyderabad have historically been a bowling-heavy team that depends heavily on their fast-bowling, but with Bhuvneshwar Kumar out injured, Sunrisers Hyderabad are certainly in a spot of bother.
It was apparent in their previous match as well, where in the absence of Kumar proved to be a factor not only at the beginning but also at the death.
With Mumbai Indians’ win over Rajasthan Royals, Sunrisers Hyderabad moved to sixth spot, ahead only by net run-rate. As many as four teams are tied with four points each and a win here will take Sunrisers into the top half of the table.
Sunrisers have a net run-rate of -0.417 and any further damage to that could prove to be detrimental at the back end of the tournament.
While the knocks from Priyam Garg and Abhishek Sharma each would have given the management a lot of confidence, Sunrisers’ batting still appears to be a little too over-reliant on their top four. Jonny Bairstow has looked all out of sorts in the recent matches and will quickly need to step up his game.
Otherwise known for playing responsibly, Manish Pandey has been too adventurous in the middle-order, resulting in his early dismissal more often than not. Kane Williamson, as well, looked good in his first match but hasn’t really impressed since then.
Pushing Kane Williamson to bat at number three could help Sunrisers with their problems, but we don’t think they are going to make any changes to their batting order, yet.
Although the Sunrisers were thrashed in the previous match, there were plenty of positives for them in that match against Mumbai Indians. Replacing Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma bowled well at the top and picked up an important wicket of Rohit Sharma.
He is generally more effective while bowling with the new ball and David Warner will be looking to extract at least three good overs from Sandeep Sharma upfront. Another major positive for the Sunrisers was David Warner’s return to form.
Warner had gotten starts in many matches before the last game, but he could convert a start into a big one only against Mumbai Indians, albeit in a losing cause.
Despite the absence of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sunrisers Hyderabad seems to be having a decent bowling attack at their disposal.
The sheer presence of Rashid Khan to bowl in the middle-overs adds sharpness to their bowling attack while T Natarajan as shown that he is as good as any when it comes to bowling yorkers.
On a surface that is expected to be conducive to spin, Abhishek Sharma and Abdul Samad can come in handy, even with the ball. Death bowling, however, seems to be a bit under the clouds of uncertainty as Kaul was smashed for plenty in the previous match.
Given that it was his first match of the season, we expect Kaul to be given another chance here. All in all, Sunrisers depend heavily on some certain players to lead the effort and if even a few of them can contribute, Sunrisers will certainly be in for a treat.
Sunrisers Hyderabad Playing 11
Playing 11 not yet available.
KINGS XI PUNJAB
When the Kings XI Punjab romped past Royal Challengers Bangalore, not many would have imagined that the Kings will find themselves in the position they are in. They have been dismal in all the matches they played thereafter and would need a spectacular effort to bounce back from here.
As it stands, they are placed at the bottom of the table with one of the five matches played. However, their net run-rate of 0.178 pretty much suggests that the margins of their losses haven’t been huge and had a few things gone here or there, Kings XI Punjab could have been in a lot better position.
It’s not that Kings XI Punjab have been dismal in all three departments of the game. In fact, much to everyone’s surprise, two of the top three run-scorers in the competition are from Kings XI Punjab’s camp. KL Rahul is leading the batting charts with 302 runs to his name and Mayank Agarwal is third on the ladder with 272 runs.
While that is all good, their middle-order hasn’t really contributed up until now. Nicholas Pooran’s innings in the last match would have imbibed a lot of confidence among the team, but would still want Glenn Maxwell to get into the groove sooner rather than later.
Despite all the ups and downs, Kings XI Punjab’s batting has done reasonably well and it has been their bowling that has lost them the matches more often than not. In the current edition of the IPL, Kings XI Punjab have been the most expensive team at the death over and unless they make some drastic changes to their playing eleven, this trend is likely to continue.
Punjab’s bowling was so poor in the last match that they couldn’t even pick up one wicket in their last match, against Chennai Super Kings. Their bowling attack looked toothless with three out of five bowlers conceding runs at an economy rate of 10 or more runs an over.
Going into the upcoming match, expect a major change to this Kings XI Punjab’s lineup. It is highly likely that one of Sheldon Cottrell or Chris Jordan will make way for Mujeeb Ur Rahman to come into the lineup.
Also, even though Harpreet Brar wasn’t too bad in the previous match, we expect him to make way for Ishan Porel for Kings to strengthen their batting lineup. Much anticipated inclusion of Chris Gayle – the Universe Boss, however, is still unlikely to there.
On paper, Kings XI Punjab have one of the best batting units in the tournaments. Their bowling, however, has been an altogether different story so far. Barring Mohammad Shami and Ravi Bishnoi, none of their bowlers has looked threatening.
Frequent chops and changes to their lineup haven’t helped either considering that Murugan Ashwin, who had done pretty well up until then, was dropped to make way for K Gowtham.
We are slowly getting towards the stages where each match will be of significant importance and Kings XI Punjab do not have much time to get their combination right.
They are going to be under a lot of pressure to perform in the upcoming match and that may well just bring out of the best out of them. If that happens, Kings XI Punjab would be a tough team to get past, not only in the upcoming match but also in the matches to follow.
Kings XI Punjab Playing 11
SRH VS KXIP DREAM11 PREDICTION
Check out the Dream11 fantasy team lineup for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab. Don’t forget to check back the latest updated team lineup right after the toss.
SRH VS KXIP PLAYING 11
- KL Rahul (VC)
- Nicholas Pooran
- Mayank Agarwal
- David Warner (C)
- Manish Pandey
- Mandeep Singh
- Abhishek Sharma
- Abdul Samad
- Ravi Bishnoi
- Mohammad Shami
- Rashid Khan
SRH VS KXIP BETTING TIPS
Both sides will be under the pump to get back to the winning ways and the team that handles the pressure better is more likely to emerge on top in the upcoming match.
While the injury to Bhuvneshwar Kumar is a massive setback for the Sunrisers, they still seem to be a pretty settled unit. On the other hand, Kings XI Punjab will need to get their bowling attack right as quickly as possible.
Both sides depend heavily on their top-four, but with a better bowling unit, Sunrisers Hyderabad appears to be an overall better team.
We expect this match to down to the wire, but considering that Sunrisers Hyderabad are a more settled team and have done better than Kings XI Punjab in their recent matches, the Sunrisers are the favorites to prevail in this all-important encounter on Thursday.