With the defeat in the previous match against Rajasthan Royals, Sunrisers Hyderabad has put themselves in a difficult situation. They need to win each and every match which is remaining. If they manage to lose this match against Punjab, then they would in deep trouble. Read on the complete IPL tips for the match here.
As the season is progressing, we are heading towards a close fight in the middle order of the points table. Chennai and Delhi have qualified for the playoffs. Now only two spots are left and there are five teams which are separated by just two points. Sunrisers Hyderabad now faces Kings XI Punjab in the upcoming match on 29 April.
IPL Tips Performance Check
Sunrisers Hyderabad started in style this season but they have slowed down a bit soon. They were the finalists in the previous season and are now looking weak with the tough fight for playoffs. With the return of Kane Williamson, Sunrisers bounced back in the tournament but with a couple of losses, they are in a difficult position.
David Warner and Jonny Bairstow have been riding the innings for the team so far but with the loss of Bairstow, Sunrisers are not able to revive. Kane Williamson has not provided that spark in the team.
Manish Pandey has been moved up the order to open with Warner. He has proved to be impactful with two great innings in the last two matches. However, the team has failed to score in the death overs.
Bowling has not been sharp. They have been too much dependent on Rashid Khan to take the wickets but it has not been the case. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar has been expensive with very few wickets. In every department, the team needs to step up if they need to create some chances of qualification.
Kings XI Punjab
The story on this side is also very similar to their opponents. They are coming with two losses in the previous two matches. Punjab needs to win at least two of their remaining matches to make it to playoffs.
They are highly dependent on Gayle and Kl Rahul for the opening partnership and a scoring handful of runs. Their middle over has struggled and no one has scored consistently. Their two important players have been suffering from injuries, Sam Curran has not been consistent. Ankit Rajpoot has gone for plenty of runs. Arshdeep was impressive in the only outing that he got.
Their bowling has been impactful with Shami and Ravi Ashwin doing pretty well. Punjab is a good side but they may lack an all-rounder who can bowl crucial overs and slog the bowl.
Head to Head Tipster
Kings XI Punjab won the previous match against Sunrisers in this season. It was their fourth win while Sunrisers have won 9 matches out of the total of 13 matches.
IPL Tips Playing XI Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (c), Manish Pandey, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Vijay Shankar, Deepak Hooda, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed
IPL Tips Playing XI Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Nicolas Pooran, Mandeep Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harpreet Brar, Hardus Viljoen, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami
Pitch & Weather Condition Tips
Weather will not interrupt the game at any moment. Pitch here at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium is good for batting and we might expect a high scoring match.
Toss Prediction Tips
Teams are tempted to bat first when winning the toss at Hyderabad.
IPL Tips and Prediction
Both the teams are going through similar conditions. They are inconsistent. Both teams look head to head on paper. Sunrisers Hyderabad would have the home advantage and it won’t be easy to win against them. We back Sunrisers Hyderabad to win this match.