KXIP VS SRH IPL 2018: KINGS XI PUNJAB VS SUN RISERS HYDERABAD MATCH & PLAYING 11 PREDICTION-16TH MATCH ON 19-04-2018
Kings XI Punjab will be playing at their home ground and they certainly do the have the advantage of being familiar with the conditions. They have even won four of their last five matches at the PCA, including both the matches of this season. However, they will be up against the Sunrisers Hyderabad who have almost always been the superior side whenever these two teams have clashed with each other. SRH have a mighty record against the KXIP. They have beaten them in their last six matches straight and have also won all four matches against them at this venue. While KXIP do have quite a few explosive batsmen in the side, their bowling does not look as threatening as that of the Sunrisers. The latter have a well balanced line-up and we predict them to come out on top in this match. Lets see kxip vs srh IPL 16th match preview-Pro Cricket Fantasy
Punjab surprised everyone by unleashing Chris Gayle in their match against Chennai. Gayle and Rahul wreaked havoc in the powerplay by scoring 75 runs. They successfully defended their score of 197, becoming only the second team after Rajasthan to do so this season. Finch got his second successive golden duck. Mujeeb continues to impress with his economical bowling and the captain, Ashwin with his bowling and tactics. With Gayle and Rahul, Punjab has the most explosive opening pair, both striking above 190. On the other hand, 5 out of the top ten bowlers with the best economy rates this season belong to SRH.
Sunrisers remain the only unbeaten team in this competition. Their bowling unit seems to be the best out of the lot, having won all 3 matches for them. 3 of the top ten wicket-takers are from Hyderabad and surprisingly, Rashid Khan’s name doesn’t feature on the list. Dhawan continues to fire at the top with Williamson ably supporting him to ensure they haven’t missed Warner’s absence yet. With Gayle and Rahul, Punjab has the most explosive opening pair, both striking above 190. On the other hand, 5 out of the top ten bowlers with the best economy rates this season belong to SRH. It is going to be a battle between Punjab’s batsmen and the visiting team’s bowlers.
Kings XI Punjab
Axar Patel missed the last game against the Chennai Super Kings with a small niggle and the all-rounder will replace Barinder Sran in this match if he gets fit in time. Chris Gayle clicked for KXIP in his very first outing for the franchise which means Marcus Stoinis may have to watch this game from the sidelines.
The opening pair of KL Rahul and Chris Gayle will be the key for KXIP when it comes to batting. While Rahul has made healthy contributions in each of the three games, Gayle announced his arrival with a swashbuckling 33-ball 63 against CSK. Aaron Finch is another danger man in the middle order. Though he has been dismissed for consecutive ducks, the Aussie batsman is very difficult to contain once he gets into the groove. Punjab’s pace bowling will depend mainly on Andrew Tye while Ravichandran Ashwin will be the go-to spinner. Off-spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman has been fairly economical and he too will have an important role to play here.
Kings XI Punjab are third on the IPL 2018 points table having won two and lost one out of the three league matches they have played so far. The team has performed well with the bat, scoring in excess of 150 in each of the three games. Bowling too has been alright but they will be slightly disappointed that they let Chennai Super Kings come so close to their total of 197 in the last match.
KINGS XI PUNJAB SQUAD:Yuvraj Singh, Chris Gayle, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Aaron Finch, Mayank Agarwal, Mohit Sharma, Karun Nair, Lokesh Rahul (wk), Barinder Sran, Andrew Tye, Mujeeb Ur Rahman,Manoj Tiwary, David Miller, Akshdeep Nath, Axar Patel, Ankit Rajpoot, Marcus Stoinis, Ben Dwarshuis, Pardeep Sahu, Mayank Dagar, Manzoor Dar
There are no injury concerns for the Sunrisers Hyderabad ahead of their clash with the Kings XI Punjab. They are likely to retain the same line-up from the last game.
Shikhar Dhawan and Kane Williamson form the backbone of the team’s batting. Dhawan scored 77* and 45 in the first two matches and is having a strike rate of 141.30 while Williamson too has a couple of good hits in three games, including a fifty in the last game. The Sunrisers however will also want Manish Pandey and Wriddhiman Saha to fire. Shakib Al Hasan is an asset to the team due to his all-round abilities and he is also their best bowler with five wickets at an impressive economy of 6.50. Bhuvneshwar Kumar (four wickets in two games) and Billy Stanlake (five wickets in three games) will share the new ball and could make a few early strikes. Rashid Khan has not taken too many wickets but batsmen have found it difficult to score runs off him.
Sunrisers Hyderabad are leading the league standings with three wins in three matches and are looking a hard nut to crack at the moment. After beating Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians at home, they got the better of Kolkata Knight Riders in their own den. They have been excellent with the ball so far as they have restricted their opponents to under 150 each time.
SUN RISERS HYDERABAD SQUAD:Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Shikhar Dhawan, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson (c), Deepak Hooda, Billy Stanlake, Rashid Khan BenchShreevats Goswami, Mohammad Nabi, Bipul Sharma, Chris Jordan, Alex Hales, Carlos Brathwaite, Sandeep Sharma, Sachin Baby, Mehdi Hasan, Ricky Bhui, T Natarajan, Tanmay Agarwal, Basil Thampi, K Khaleel Ahmed
Who Will Win KXIP vs SRH 16th Match, IPL 2018?
Mohali has always favoured the batsman with its flat tracks. High score targets can be chased down with ease. Teams prefer chasing at the venue due to the dew factor. Kings XI Punjab will look to break Sunrisers Hyderabad’s winning streak when these two sides face-off in the sixteenth game of the Indian Premier League 2018. The match is scheduled to be played on April 19 at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. Live action will begin at 8 PM local time.
PREVIOUS MATCH PERFORMERS:
- BHUVANESHWAR KUMAR (3/26)
- KANE WILLIAMSON (50)
- SHAKIB AL HASAN (37,2/21)
- GAYLE (63)
- KL RAHUL (37)
SUN RISERS HYDERABAD TEAM NEWS
- After last match win Hyderabad team again tries to get momentum again.
- Hyderabad team players performed well last match needs to keep itup.
- expecting no changes
- Expected 4 overseas player will be: B Stanlake, K Williamson, SA Hasan, R Khan
- Openers: Wridhiman Saha, S Dhawan
- wicketkeeper: Wridhiman Saha
Sun Risers Hyderabad Probable Playing XI: Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson (c), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Siddarth Kaul, Billy Stanlake
KINGS XI PUNJAB TEAM NEWS
- After last match win Punjab team again tries to get momentum again.
- Punjab team players performed well last match needs to keep itup.
- There will be couple of changes expected:A Finch/ D Miller/ M Stoinis, B Sran/ A Patel
- Expected 4 overseas player will be: C Gayle, A Finch/ D Miller, A Tye, M Rahman
- Openers: KL Rahul, C Gayle
- wicketkeeper: Lokesh Rahul
Kings XI Punjab Predicted Playing 11: Lokesh Rahul (wk), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Yuvraj Singh, Aaron Finch, Karun Nair, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Andrew Tye, Axar Patel/Barinder Sran, Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
CAPTAIN AND VICECAPTAIN
- C GAYLE
- S DHAWAN
- M RAHMAN
- SA HASAN
- M AGARWAL
IPL 2018 TELECASTING CHANNEL AND STREAMING SITES:
TV channels : Fox Sports, OSN Sports Cricket HD, Star Sports, Sky Sports.
Live Streaming : Hotstar, Bet365, Sky Go,
‘Win the toss and bowl first’ has been the general trend at the PCA in recent times in the T20 format. Since the wicket is expected to remain good for batting throughout and with the possibility of dew later on, the team that wins the toss in this match is likely to field first.
KINGS XI PUNJAB GOING TO WIN THE TOSS
Team Last Five Matches
KXIP: W L W L W
SRH: W W W L W
KXIP vs SRH Head to Head
Total Matches: 10;
Kings XI Punjab: 2;
Sunrisers Hyderabad: 8