In the match number 21 of IPL 2019, hosts Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Monday. Both the teams are coming off from loses. With Ravichandran Ashwin leading Punjab, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been at the helm of affairs for Hyderabad in the absence of struggling regular captain Kane Willaimson. Here, Sportzwiki brings you the match prediction for the much-awaited game of Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Earlier, KXIP lost the game by 22 against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) despite 117-run partnership between KL Rahul and Sarfaraz Khan. The duo set up the tone but dragged things too late which eventually led to their downfall in a low-scoring contest.
On the other side, Hyderabad’s batsmen faltered as they lost their game at home by 40 runs.
Pertinently, the hosts were bowled out on 96 as Windies star Alzarri Joseph achieved the best bowling figures on his debut IPL game. He conceded just 12 runs to bag six wickets against SRH.
Furthermore, both the teams will aim to make the most out of the positives.
SRH has botched up a run chase in their previous game (MI), so as, KXIP against the CSK. With Hyderabad’s middle-order turning out to be a massive concern for the team before going deep into the tournament, Punjab, too, has a couple of problems to sort out.
Meanwhile, both teams boast about their big-hitters at the top, but the timid approach during modest run chases has spoiled their merry-run. While playing at home, KXIP would not be bothered about the selection conundrum, whereas, SRH would be keen to lend stability to the middle-order.
The PCA deck has somewhat helped spinners and over the years batsmen have cherished their respective outings. And, they’ve to work hard despite partaking in the shortest version of the game.
Overall, the batsman can trust the surface and far different from Feroz Shah Kotla and Chepauk. It’s going to be an exciting battle between bat and a ball on Monday (April 8).
As we are into April, the scorching heat throughout the day will have its impact. With the late evening game, the temperatures will hover around 34. The minimum temperature is expected to be around 22-degree centigrade.
The duo factor will come into place during the second innings of the game. The humidity is predicted at around 39 per cent.
Meanwhile, winds will blow at 10 kph which subsequently will keep things pretty cool.
It’s all about who’s going to exploit the conditions well in Mohali.
Following a disappointing loses, SRH and KXIP as two different units are eager to get back to the winning ways. While having some prominent faces in the line-up, Punjab is capable of thumping SRH.
However, on the other side, the batting failure of SRH might introduce Kane Williamson in the fold.
Meanwhile, we might not witness a cliff-hanger, but visitors will cross the line with ease.
The team winning the toss might think a bit, but skipper would be happy to put opposition to bat first. The projected score could be between 155 and 165.