Sunrisers Hyderabad take on Kings XI Punjab in the 18th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on 23 April (Saturday).
Where to watch live
Match starts at 3.30pm BST/8pm IST. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 4 and Sky Sports 4 HD in the UK. Set Max, Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD will telecast it live in India. Click here for live streaming link.
A resurgent Sunrisers take on Kings XI in what is an important game for the visitors at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on 23 April. The hosts come into this game on the back of two consecutive wins and are currently in fifth place on the points table with 4 points.
David Warner has lead his side with the bat, scoring 235 runs in four games with three 50s to his name. Warner needs to fire in almost every game for Hyderabad to qualify for the play-off stages. His opening partner Shikhar Dhawan came in form in the last game against Gujarat Lions, scoring 53.
Their bowling has also improved with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mustafizur Rahman containing runs while also picking up crucial wickets. After winning back-to-back games, the Sunrisers are unlikely to make any changes to their XI.
Kings XI, the team lodged at the bottom of the table, have struggled in the competition so far. Both their batting and bowling have failed to clicked , adding to their woes.
Their big players, skipper David Miller and Glenn Maxwell, have scored only 75 runs between them while the bowlers have leaked runs with Mitchell Johnson and Kyle Abbott not being consistent enough.
The team management will know that despite IPL being a long tournament they cannot afford to lag behind and a win here will give them some breathing space. Johnson, who was dropped for the previous game, might come back in place of Abbott.
Sunrisers Hyderabad to win
Betting odds (betfair)
- Sunrisers Hyderabad to win: 8/13
- Kings XI Punjab to win: 5/4
Possible XI: David Warner (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Moises Henriques, Eoin Morgan, Deepak Hooda, Naman Ojha (wk), Aditya Tare, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Bipul Sharma, Mustafizur Rahman, Barinder Sran.
Kings XI Punjab
Possible XI: M Vijay, Manan Vohra, Shaun Marsh, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), David Miller (c), Glenn Maxwell, Axar Patel, Mohit Sharma, Pardeep Sahu, Mitchell Johnson, Sandeep Sharma.