Sunrisers Hyderabad have performed decently speaking of their overall performance this season but the display of their bowling skills that Hyderabad came up within the last match was phenomenal. Mumbai bowled SRH out for mere 118 runs. The target looked easy to achieve but Hyderabad bowlers made it look difficult from the very start and bowled out the Mumbai Indians at only 87 runs in the 19th over.
Speaking of Kings XI Punjab, they are probably having on of their best seasons in the Indian Premier League. With Gayle and KL Rahul as their primary hitters, Punjab has instilled a fear in other teams. Gayle has always been famous for his hitting the longest sixes but this season his performance has been especially exceptional. He has become the one with the most number of centuries. He hit 11 sixes in his last match and only one four.
Chris Gayle, who has returned to KXIP, and KL Rahul will be expected to carry forward their form; Gayle, who missed the previous match to recover from soreness, has three 50-plus scores this season, and he must already be licking his lips at the prospect of playing against SRH, against whom he scored a hundred a week ago.
Bhuvaneshwar Kumar is still missing from the team and that may weaken the exceptionally strong bowling department of Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: S Dhawan, K Williamson*, M Pandey, Y Pathan, S Al Hasan, W Saha (wk), M Nabi, R Khan, B Thampi, S Kaul, Sandeep Sharma
Kings XI Punjab: L Rahul (wk), C Gayle, M Agarwal, K Nair, A Finch, M Tiwary, R Ashwin*, A Tye, B Sran, A Rajpoot, M Ur Rahman