The teams of Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad will face each other in Dubai in the second doubleheader of the day. Kings XI Punjab did not perform well in the first half of IPL season-13 and the team lost 6 out of 7 matches but the team’s comeback in the second half has brought the them to the front foot. The team defeated three top-ranked Delhi Capitals, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians and maintained their hopes for playoffs.
Time: 7.30 PM IST
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
KXIP vs SRH – Fantasy Team tips:
Wicketkeeper: KL Rahul, Jonny Bairstow
Batsmen: Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Manish Pandey, David Warner (C)
All-rounders: Vijay Shankar, Jason Holder
Bowlers: T Natarajan, Mohammed Shami, Sandeep Sharma
Pitch and Weather Report:
The pitch in Dubai may help the batsmen. Being a slow wicket here will also help the spinners a lot. The team that wins the toss will like to bat first. Here the success rate of the first batting team in 61 T20 matches before this IPL has been 55.74%.
Record in Abu Dhabi:
Total T20 on this ground: 44
First Batting Team Won: 19
First bowling team won: 25
Average team score in first innings: 137
Team’s average score in the second innings: 128
Hyderabad won the title 2 times:
Hyderabad has played the final three times (2018, 2016, 2009) and won twice (2016, 2009). At the same time, Punjab is yet to win the IPL title. KXIP has reached the finals only once in 2014.
Hyderabad’s success rate higher than Punjab in IPL:
Hyderabad has a success rate of 52.96% in the IPL. Hyderabad has played 118 matches so far, of which it has won 62 matches and lost 56. At the same time, Punjab has a success rate of 45.69%. Punjab has played 186 matches so far, of which it has won 86 and lost 100.