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Preview co-written by N.S. Shekhawat

The 22nd match of IPL 2019 promises to be an interesting one in Mohali. Both teams lost their respective last game, and will be looking to bounce back.

Kings XI Punjab lost out to CSK’s spinners. Their chase, after a bad start, promised plenty. However, it then fizzled out badly. The partnership between KL Rahul and Sarfaraz Khan was too slow in the end, failing to switch gears. They perhaps had room to be more aggressive, as they needed under 60 to win in the last five overs with eight wickets in hand. Can they bounce back, with Chris Gayle to step up against spin?

Sunrisers Hyderabad fared a lot worse in their last match, on the end of the best ever IPL figures by Alzarri Joseph. A question regarding SRH is whether the side is doing a good job, or is it just the openers? It is the latter at the moment, reminding us of KXIP last season when they failed to qualify for the playoffs despite KL Rahul having an incredible season. Their middle order now has to step up, with KXIP possessing the in-form Ashwins. Can SRH bounce back from 96 all-out?

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Key to a KXIP win

KXIP, despite their promising showings so far, sit in sixth. They have an opportunity to get their season back on track with a win today. However, to do that, KL Rahul and Chris Gayle have to set a platform against SRH’s in-form bowling attack. KL Rahul hasn’t had the fluency of IPL 2018, so he needs to find that today, along with Gayle succeeding against spin. With the “M” factor (Mayank, Miller and Mandeep) in decent touch, along with Sarfaraz Khan, KXIP can hope for a strong total after a strong start.

Also, there is much to like about KXIP’s bowling. The spinners are doing a fine job, led by Ravi Ashwin’s excellent return to Chennai last game. However, KXIP’s seamers – who showed promise vs DC – went the distance last game, which is something that has to improve against SRH’s strong opening combination. Can Mohammed Shami find consistency? What about Andrew Tye, who was IPL 2018’s leading wicket taker? Will KXIP, especially Ashwin and Sam Curran, get the better of SRH’s openers, exposing the middle order?

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Key to a SRH win

SRH’s openers are doing a fine job. They still got the team off to a strong start vs MI, reaching 33 in the fourth over before it all went pear-shaped against Alzarri Joseph. David Warner is the current orange cap holder, with 279 runs to his name. He is followed by Bairstow, who will also be key today. However, can the SRH middle order step up? Manish Pandey continues to disappoint, and he has to deliver if given the chance, along with Yusuf Pathan. Vijay Shankar needs to start believing just how solid he is with the bat, paving the way for Mohammad Nabi to play with freedom in the final overs.

Also, can SRH’s bowlers get the better of KXIP’s openers? The battle between KXIP and SRH’s openers could decide the result. However, SRH need to take their chances, after putting down two vs MI. Indeed, even if they get the better of the KXIP openers, SRH have to be better at the death, with Bhuvneshwar Kumar still crucial in that regard. Can the men in orange bounce back from the Pollard onslaught?

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Possible Playing 11

Mohammed Shami and Andrew Tye are not quite on song as a combination. Tye could possibly sit out for Hardus Viljoen or Mujeeb ur Rahman, depending on the approach KXIP wish to take.

KXIP: 1. Chris Gayle, 2. KL Rahul (wk), 3. Mayank Agarwal, 4. Sarfaraz Khan, 5. David Miller, 6. Mandeep Singh, 7. Sam Curran, 8. Ravichandran Ashwin (c), 9. Murugan Ashwin, 10. Mohammed Shami, 11. Mujeeb ur Rahman/Hardus Viljoen/Andrew Tye

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Will SRH stick with Manish Pandey? Also, will Kane Williamson come back? These are key questions, but SRH could guard against changes after their first loss in four games.

SRH: 1. David Warner, 2. Jonny Bairstow (wk), 3. Vijay Shankar, 4. Manish Pandey, 5. Yusuf Pathan, 6. Deepak Hooda, 7. Mohammad Nabi, 8. Rashid Khan, 9. Bhuvneshwar Kumar (c), 10. Sandeep Sharma, 11. Siddarth Kaul

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Dream11 Prediction

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Key stats and points:

  • There is a case for either KL Rahul or Jonny Bairstow. Bairstow is having a superb IPL 2019 (39, 45, 114, 48, 16). KL Rahul has two half centuries in his past three knocks.
  • David Warner is the top run scorer in IPL 2019. Also, he has a superb record vs KXIP: 15 innings, 668 runs, average: 47.41, SR: 145.85.
  • Who in the SRH middle order can step up if needed? Vijay Shankar at three is worth a pick as he would likely get the most time to bat. Mohammad Nabi is a good pick with his wicket taking ability.
  • Chris Gayle can have his problems against spin, but he dominated Rashid Khan in Mohali last year. He scored 104* off 63 balls.
  • Sarfaraz Khan in IPL 2019: 46*, 13, 39, 67. Mayank Agarwal is coming off two low scores (0 and 6), and has a poor record vs SRH (102 runs at an average of 14.57). Will he find the form he had earlier this year?
  • Ravichandran Ashwin has five wickets in nine games vs SRH. However, he is in good touch this IPL, having taken five wickets in his past two games. Option to Warner?
  • For batsmen who have faced at least 250 balls since IPL 2018, Manish Pandey has the worst average (22.78) and balls per boundary (10.3).
  • Rashid Khan: Four wickets in five games in IPL 2019. Is he worth the 9.5 cr price tag? With KXIP struggling for runs vs spin last game, Khan can be considered.
  • KXIP could persist with Andrew Tye, given he took 2/23 vs SRH in IPL 2018.
  • Sandeep Sharma has five wickets in his last three games. However, Bhuvneshwar Kumar needs to be considered, as his record vs KXIP is excellent. He has 21 wickets in 12 games, averaging 14.62. This includes a five-wicket haul.

Option 1:

IPL 2019: KXIP vs SRH Preview Dream11 Prediction. Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Preview Dream11 Prediction Match prediction playing 11 who will win cricket blog cricblog
KXIP vs SRH Preview Dream11 Prediction




Option 2:

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KXIP vs SRH Preview Dream11 Prediction

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Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head: Matches 12, KXIP 3, SRH 9.
  • SRH have won four of five matches vs KXIP in Mohali. However, KXIP won the most recent match between the sides at this ground, and have also won their last six at IS Bindra Stadium.
  • Interesting battle: Sandeep Sharma has dismissed Chris Gayle four times in IPL. Gayle has scored 58 runs off 54 balls vs him.

Match Prediction

There are definitely reasons why either side can win.

KXIP’s middle order, which was a weak point last season, is faring better than SRH’s. However, SRH’s top order is in great form, and their bowling attack is finding their groove.

I will pick SRH to build on their good record in Mohali and get a crucial win.

Thanks for reading!

Preview co-written by N.S. Shekhawat

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