Kings XI Punjab, who have two wins from two matches, clash with the Sunrisers Hyderabad in Match 9 of Pepsi IPL 2014.
KXIP have emerged as a force to reckon with – and start favourites heading into this match – after they nailed down two lofty run-chases in style. Sunrisers Hyderabad, meanwhile, lost their opening match of the season to the Rajasthan Royals. After crawling to 133 runs, SRH put in a spirited fight to defend that total. But RR snuck past the finish line, thanks to a mature knock by Stuart Binny.
Given how potent their bowling attack is, SRH will hope their batsmen can come all guns blazing and post sufficient runs on the board. Skipper Shikhar Dhawan, Aaron Finch and David Warner form a pretty formidable top order, and given the inexperience in the middle order, it is very crucial that one of the top three bats for the bulk of the innings and the top three make the bulk of the runs.
What our expert think about the game? Read on...
Though Kings XI have won both the matches problem is their bowling is not upto the mark. Bowlers are not bowling well and have given away too many runs. They were fortunate in the last game when Maxwell get dropped in the earlier in his inning. But they have very formidable batting line-up and would like to go for chase if they will win the toss.
On the other hand, SRH batting is the worrying factor. But then they have played just one match and who can say that their batting is week. They have some very good hitter who can change the game on his fine day. They have superb bowling attack and that is what required to restrict the opponents. So to keep things in mind, our experts have decided to go with Sunrisers in this match.
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Update (Will repeat comments posted by experts here)
- Punjab 123/2 after 12.5 Overs. Match Odds 1.39 Punjab. According to our experts, those who were on risers from the start. Should book equal loss on both sides and wait for the final score. Will update to you in half innings.
- Sunrisers got the target of 194. According to our experts this is not going to be a straight match and Hydrabad should come favorite at least. So those who have the capacity should Lay Punjab at this moment and book/cover the loss when Hydrabad will come favorite. Match ODDs 1.48 Punjab.
9th match - Kings XI Punjab v Sunrisers Hyderabad, April 22, 2014
- Sunrisers Hyderabad (51% Votes)
- Kings XI Punjab (49% Votes)