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KXIP vs SRH Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – IPL 2020, Match 43

The 43rd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST (06:00 PM local time) (02:00 PM UTC). The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Bengali). Also, live streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Preview:

In what will be a highly-anticipated battle, the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will be squaring off against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). With the competition for the playoffs so intense already, this game is effectively a must-win for both these sides. After languishing down at the bottom of the points table for a while, KXIP stormed back brilliantly. The team registered a hat-trick of wins and is high on confidence at the moment.

SRH also got back into the winning ways in their last match courtesy their big Indian players stepping up to the occasion. Both these teams will look to push hard for a win. However, the ‘Men in Orange’ have always had an upper hand over KXIP. The Sunrisers Hyderabad lead the head-to-head race against Kings XI Punjab by a 11-4 margin and also registered a 69-run win earlier in this tournament.


KXIP vs SRH Weather Report for Match 43:

Compared to the conditions at the start of the tournament, they are much better now. The temperatures have come down bringing a sense of respite for the players. It will be around 30 degrees Celsius at the start of this game.

Pitch Condition/Report:

In the last four matches at this venue, the teams batting second have won three games while one match finished in a tie and thereafter went into the Super Over. With the dew coming in, batting has surely been much easier in the second half of the game.

Average first innings score:

175 (Thus far at this venue in this tournament)

Record of chasing teams:

Won – 5, Lost – 10, Tied – 3


Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

KXIP vs SRH Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Kings XI Punjab:

KL Rahul (c)(wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Glenn Maxwell, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, James Neesham, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, Murugan Ashwin.

Bench:

Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Mandeep Singh, Karun Nair, Tajinder Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Hardus Viljoen, Sheldon Cottrell, Harpreet Brar, Ishan Porel, Jagadeesha Suchith, Chris Jordan, Krishnappa Gowtham, Sarfaraz Khan, Simran Singh.

Sunrisers Hyderabad:

David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Jason Holder, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Shahbaz Nadeem/Abhishek Sharma.

Bench:

Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Shahbaz Nadeem/Abhishek Sharma, Prithvi Raj Yarra, Basil Thampi, Sanjay Yadav, Virat Singh, Fabian Allen, Billy Stanlake, Bavanaka Sandeep, Kane Williamson, Mohammad Nabi, Wriddhiman Saha, Khaleel Ahmed.


KXIP vs SRH Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:

KL Rahul mustered 540 runs in this tournament. He has got five half-centuries and a century in the 10 innings that he batted.

David Warner couldn’t score big in the last match but has amassed 335 runs thus far and is the leading run-scorer for SRH this season.

Mayank Agarwal accrued 398 runs in 10 matches and is in great touch. He will be a vital cog for his team in this match.

Manish Pandey was excellent in the last game with a brilliant 47-ball 83. He smashed 8 sixes during his knock.

Jonny Bairstow scored 326 runs in 10 matches thus far at an average of 33.

Mohammed Shami picked up 16 wickets in 10 matches and has a great strike rate of 14.50.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – David Warner, Chris Gayle

Vice-Captain Options – KL Rahul, Jonny Bairstow

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for KXIP vs SRH Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – KL Rahul (vc), Jonny Bairstow

Batters – Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Manish Pandey, David Warner (c)

All-Rounders – Vijay Shankar, Jason Holder

Bowlers – Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami, Sandeep Sharma

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for KXIP vs SRH Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Nicholas Pooran, Jonny Bairstow (vc)

Batters – Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle (c), Manish Pandey, David Warner

All-Rounders – Glenn Maxwell, Jason Holder

Bowlers – Mohammed Shami, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem


Expert Advice:

Chris Gayle might seem to be a risky option as a captain in the Grand League team. But he has a good record against SRH and is expected to come good.

Also, David Warner has got 9 consecutive half-centuries against KXIP. Hence, he has been preferred as the captain over KL Rahul in the Head-to-Head team.

Today’s KXIP vs SRH Probable Winners:

The team batting second is expected to win the game.

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