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IPL 2018, Match 16: KXIP vs SRH - Preview, head-to-head, pitch report & key stats

Vaibhav Joshi
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7.76K   //    19 Apr 2018, 04:08 IST

KXIP vs SRH
Two very strong teams face off against each other

Kings XI from Punjab will meet the 2016 champions, Sunrisers Hyderabad, for the 16th match of the IPL season.

Both the teams, Kings XI and Sunrisers, will be entering the encounter with a win in their previous match. Kings XI Punjab will be riding high on confidence after beating Chennai Super Kings in their previous encounter. 

Meanwhile, Sunrisers would be entering the match as the favourites. Thus far, Sunrisers Hyderabad has won all of their encounters in this season. 

This match will prove to be crucial for both the teams as both KXIP and SRH would be hoping to strengthen their place in the top four of the points table. 

Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Details

Match Date: 19 April 2018, Thursday

Match Timing: 20:00 IST, 14:30 GMT

Match Venue: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, India

Expected Crowd Turnout: With an expected crowd turnout of 30,000, the game is expected to be a house-full.

Weather

There is no forecast of rain. The humidity level will be as low as 27%. Thus, it is expected to be a pleasant evening in Mohali. Dew might come into play as the match wears on. The sky will be clear with a cloud cover of 27%.

Pitch report

The track is expected to be lightning fast which would assist the batsmen. During the game against Chennai Super Kings, a pacy wicket was on offer which put the impetus on capitalizing the new ball. Dew might come into play as well.

Head-to-head

KXIP 2 - SRH 8. SRH have a good edge over KXIP with eight wins under their belt in comparison to two wins for the latter.

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) IPL 2018 Squad:

Kings XI have well balanced side
Kings XI would be hoping to continue their great form

Lokesh Rahul (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Mayank Agarwal, Aaron Finch, Yuvraj Singh, Karun Nair, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Andrew Tye, Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Chris Gayle, David Miller, Ankit Rajpoot, Manoj Tiwary, Barinder Sran, Akshdeep Nath, Ben Dwarshuis, Pradeep Sahu, and Manzoor Dar.

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) IPL 2018 Squad:

SRH would be looking forward to maintaining their winning streak
SRH would be looking forward to maintaining their winning streak

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shikhar Dhawan, Shakib Al Hasan, Kane Williamson(C), Manish Pandey, Carlos Brathwaite, Yusuf Pathan, Wriddhiman Saha, Rashid Khan, Ricky Bhui, Deepak Hooda, Siddarth Kaul, T Natarajan, Mohammad Nabi, Basil Thampi, K Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Sachin Baby, Chris Jordan, Billy Stanlake, Tanmay Agarwal, Shreevats Goswami, Bipul Sharma, Mehdi Hasan, and Alex Hales.


All the stats and numbers to look out ahead of the match No. 16 between KXIP and SRH:

2 – The number of wickets required by Shakib Al Hasan to reach 50 IPL wickets.

3 – Yusuf Pathan needs to hit three more sixes to complete 150 sixes in the history of IPL. Hitting these three sixes, Yusuf Pathan will become the only eighth player in the history of IPL to hit 150 or more sixes.

3 – Ravichandran Ashwin requires three more wickets to surpass Ashish Nehra on the list of most IPL wickets. Scalping these three wickets, Ashwin will become the seventh highest wicket-taker in the history of IPL.

3 – Chris Gayle needs to score three more runs to surpass Shikhar Dhawan on the list of most IPL runs. Amassing these three runs, Chris Gayle will become the seventh highest run-getter in the history of IPL.


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