Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL 2016 Live Cricket Score: KXIP Off to Steady Start
KXIP vs. SRH will be a battle between two teams, who’ve entirely different missions to execute. SRH are top of the IPL ladder with 14 points. KXIP, on the other hand, are second from bottom with just 4 wins in 11 matches.
Their pursuit will inspire SRH, and a win will get them there. While KXIP will be playing to regain some pride before their home supporters after languishing at the bottom of the IPL table for most of the season.
A change in captaincy for the Punjab team has seen its fortunes turn around. KXIP have two wins in their last three matches with the loss being a one-run defeat to Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Marcus Stoinis’ inclusion has done wonders for the team equilibrium. The Australian all-rounder took 8 wickets in 6 matches this season and had scored 146 runs.
The Sunrisers are coming to Delhi Daredevils at home within their previous match at the rear of defeat. On the other hand, the Hyderabad team had won four back-to-back games last to that.
Return of Kane Williamson from harms and Yuvraj Singh has surely given the Sunrisers middle-order some international experience. Add to that Shikhar Dhawan’s resurrection, makes SRH are a team to be feared.
Bangladesh pace ace Mustafizur Rahman has been a revelation this season but had a poor outing against Delhi. He will look to bounce bag with a knock, and Punjab batsmen could be on the receiving end.
Primary source: NDTV sports