SRH Vs KXIP Prediction 26 April: Who Will Win today’s match Between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab?

SRH Vs KXIP Prediction 26 April: Who Will Win today’s match Between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab?

Sunrisers Hyderabad takes on table-toppers Kings XI Punjab in Match 25 of IPL 2018 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. Kings XI would be looking to extend their lead at the top with a double over Sunrisers having already beaten them at home earlier this season. Sunrisers would be looking to avoid the mistakes they made in the return leg. This promises to be a fascinating encounter and we’ve got you covered with all the buzz, expected line-ups, playing 11, match preview, analysis and match prediction.

SRH (Sunrisers Hyderabad)

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Sunrisers Hyderabad are fresh from a morale-boosting win at the Wankhede the other night. After an abysmal batting performance, hope seemed lost as they looked down the barrel at their 3rd consecutive loss. They, however, showed again why they’re widely regarded as the best bowling unit in IPL in the past few years as they restricted the all-star batting line-up of the Mumbai Indians to a shameful 87, that too without two of their best bowlers this season, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Billy Stanlake. The confidence of the bowling unit of SRH must be very high as a result. There was more good news for SRH as their key man upfront, Shikhar Dhawan returned from the injury he had sustained in the return leg.

However, things aren’t all shiny for the Sunrisers and they must address some major concerns. While their bowling has looked impeccable( the Universal Boss may beg to differ), their batting has been nothing more than ordinary. There are major concerns in the middle order particularly. Manish Pandey has really struggled this season and SRH would have expected much more from the player they paid a fortune for. Other ex-knights Shakib and Pathan have been average at best when it comes to batting, which has not helped the middle order of the team. Their middle-order has been tested repeatedly and has failed almost every time. Captain Williamson has been good though and currently holds the orange cap with 259 runs. Basil Thampi made his debut in the absence of Bhuvaneshwar who didn’t travel to Mumbai due to a niggling back injury. The India pacer would be expected to return to the line-up considering the fact that it is a home game for SRH, that too against KXIP. Last time these two teams faced each other, there was only one star of the show as Christopher Henry Gayle took the game by the scruff of its neck and hit it out of the boundary. Rashid Khan, in particular, would be wary of what happened back in Mohali and if Gayle does return to the KXIP line-up, it will be intriguing to see whether the talented Afghan has a comeback. Shakib could make way for the fiery Brathwaite and Stanlake is set to replace Nabi. Thus, for more reasons that one, this promises to be a very entertaining affair. Players to watch out for in this match are Rashid Khan, who would be seeking retribution and Manish Pandey, who we believe will finally get a big score.

SRH Playing 11 against Kings XI Punjab

Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson( c ), Manish Pandey, Wriddhiman Saha (wk) Deepak Hooda, Carlos Brathwaite, Yusuf Pathan, Rashid Khan, Siddharth Kaul, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Billy Stanlake

KXIP (Kings XI Punjab)

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It has been a dream start for Kings XI Punjab. The team that is chasing their maiden IPL championship have made a flying start to the campaign. They sit pretty on the top of the pile, having won 5 out of 6 games. They are on an impressive run of 4 back-to-back wins. Ravichandran Ashwin seems to be the man with the Midas touch. Nothing much has gone wrong since he was made captain. KXIP boast of the best opening pair in this season of the IPL. With KL Rahul and Chris Gayle in blistering form, the SRH bowling unit is likely to face another massive challenge. Gayle is neither as fit nor as young as he used to and he sat out the match against DD. He, however, will most probably return to the top of the order against SRH and would like to continue from where he left, having scored a century against the same opposition. David Miller is expected to make way. Their top order is in very good form as Karun Nair, Mayank Agarwal and Yuvraj Singh have looked pretty good. As Gayle and Rahul have been in such sparkling form, their middle order hasnt been tested properly as of now which can prove to be detrimental as the tournament carries on. Andrew Tye has been one of the bowlers of the tournament with some very smart bowling. He has been very economical and has picked up 9 wickets so far. His form would be key to KXIPs chances of going all the way this season. He has been ably supported by the likes of Barinder Sran, Mohit Sharma and Ankit Rajpoot in the pace bowling department. With Mohit Sharma not available, Ankit Rajpoot has been very good in his stead. Mujeeb Ur Rahman continues to impress and is the dark horse of this team. KXIP would be looking to stretch their winning run to 5. Players to watch out for are Chris Gayle with the form he finds himself in and Ravichandran Ashwin, who can make things more difficult for the SRH middle-order.

SRH Vs KXIP: Where to Watch/Live Streaming

TV channels: Star Sports, Fox Sports, OSN Sports Cricket HD, Sky Sports.

Live Streaming: Hotstar, Bet365, Sky Go, OSN Play

SRH Vs KXIP: Where to Get Match Tickets?

You can grab this IPL match ticket at BookMyShow on this page.

KXIP Playing 11

KL Rahul (wk ), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Yuvraj Singh, Aaron Finch, Andrew Tye, Barinder Sran, Ravichandran Ashwin ( c ), Ankit Rajpoot, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

SRH Vs KXIP Prediction: Who Will Win today’s IPL match?

With in-form players in both teams, we are likely to see a match of very high quality. Kings XI have momentum on their side, which we know is very important in a T20 tournament. Having already beaten this side, they would be feeling confident about themselves. However, it must be noted that SRH is playing at home and have a healthy head-to-head record against the Punjab outfit with 8 wins out of 11. Both teams would want to chase if they are to win the toss. It promises to be a tight encounter with KXIP starting as slight favorites given their rich vein of form. Sunrisers Hyderabad is favorites to win this match due to its balanced squad and superior batting line-up.

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